With the 2020 NFL season winding down, the AFC still remains quite the unsettled conference. As the snow begins to fall across the country, attention turns toward the postseason. Despite boasting the defending champions, the rest of the conference looks rather wu=ide open. How does that play into the postseason?
Should we trust the Bills?
Yes. Believe it or not, the Buffalo Bills, behind Josh Allen’s arm possess postseason advantages. First, the weather will not bother them. Look at where they play. The elements will not deter this team, while certain squads will face the winter with trepidation. Next, Allen himself turned into a very good quarterback. After floundering early with accuracy, Allen completes just over 69 percent of his passes with 8 yards per attempt. In essence, that means he pushes the ball vertically with accuracy. Next, while the front seven won’t excite anyone, the unit as a whole does its job by securing quick and decisive tackles. The Bills do not wither from conflict. In fact, they meet targets head-on. They limited the Chiefs to 26 points earlier this season.
What should you make of Cleveland?
The Browns quietly continue to stack wins this season. despite the loss of Odell Beckham, the team keeps chugging forward. How? If you look at Kevin Stefanski’s background, you will notice that loves to run the ball and punish defenses. With time-consuming drives, Cleveland salts the clock and shortens the game. Granted, their defense will not scare anyone. Yet, they will make each game a bloodynosed brawl. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, to this point tallied over 1400 yards and eleven touchdowns. Ground and Brown feels rather appropriate.
Why don’t people discuss AJ Brown?
Derrick Henry remains the star of that team. Yet, Brown gives the Titans a solid number-one. Many want to compare him to his former Ole Miss teammate, DK Metcalf. In all candor, Brown is the superior receiver. He catches passes from an inferior quarterback. He drops fewer passes and breaks more tackles. AJ Brown makes plays, all over the field and only seems to improve his route running. Brown, if Tennessee makes a run, will face double teams. The next step in his evolution is to consistently find openings.
In the AFC, the lone certainty remains the Chiefs. Yet, you need to believe that a major threat to them will surface. The nature of the NFL demands this.