Coming into the 2022 season, the Buffalo Bills were the odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl. Through the first two weeks of the NFL season, it is pretty evident that the oddsmakers were correct in that judgment.
Buffalo has made quick work of their first two opponents, throttling the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1 as they unveiled their Super Bowl championship banner, 31-10. What they did to the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 was actually worse, as they dominated the visitors from start to finish, winning 41-7.
Josh Allen has been spectacular in the games. He was a popular pick to take home the MVP award this season and he has proven those backers correct. Most likely, there are even more people on the Allen bandwagon now than there were two weeks ago.
It should come as no surprise that Allen’s favorite target through two weeks has been Stefon Diggs. That will likely continue throughout the season as the two have incredible chemistry on the field that has already resulted in some monster performances.
In two games for the Bills, Diggs has been targeted 23 times. He has caught 20 of those passes and turned them into 270 yards. Diggs has also scored four touchdowns, including a three-touchdown masterpiece on Monday Night Football against the Titans. With Gabriel Davis sidelined because of injury, Diggs took his game to another level in Week 2.
The Rams and Titans, despite some solid defenses, had no answers for Diggs. Allen went to him continuously and he came up aces each time. Just how good has he been? According to PFF, Diggs has the highest passer rating when being targeted in the NFL.
The 157.4 passer rating when targeting Diggs is nearly perfect. That duo has been so good that there is nearly no room for improvement as they are 0.9 passer rating away from perfection, a passer rating of 158.3.
There is certainly a chance that Diggs and Allen can get to that number. Their next two opponents, the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens, combined for 80 points and 787 passing yards in their matchup against each other in Week 2. Wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Rashod Bateman all had at least 108 receiving yards, while tight end Mark Andrews also surpassed the 100-yard mark.
We could certainly see some more fireworks from Diggs and Allen in the coming weeks given how much both the Dolphins and Ravens can struggle to slow down the passing game thus far this season. The Bills are in a great place offensively.