The Bills’ top-five grades from PFF against the Chiefs
Okay, pencils down.
It’s time to see which Buffalo Bills players Pro Football Focus graded the highest on their final performance against the Kansas City Chiefs in their 42-36 overtime loss.
The two at the top of the class should be no surprise.
Gabriel Davis is in the No. 1 spot after putting together one of the all-time great playoff performances. Eight catches, 201 yards, and four touchdowns. There’s no way to take away from his game on Sunday, it was record setting.
Davis had the longest play of the Bills season against the Chiefs, a 75-yard touchdown reception where the cornerback just threw his arms up hoping the ball would strike him before Davis’ hands.
Following Davis is the man who made it possible. Josh Allen went toe-to-toe (arm-to-arm?) with Patrick Mahomes. Allen completed 27 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns. Allen had the most rushing yards on the Bills with 68 and led the team with 11 carries.
It’s an A-plus performance for Allen. Across 17 games, Allen threw for 4,407 yards and 36 touchdowns. He also rushed for 763 yards on 6.3 yards per carry:
Highest graded #Bills vs Kansas City (min. 25% snaps)
1️⃣ Gabriel Davis: 92.7
2️⃣ Josh Allen: 92.2
3️⃣ Cole Beasley: 76.2
4️⃣ Gregory Rousseau: 72.0
5️⃣ Ed Oliver: 71.8 pic.twitter.com/1AUpHS4rVu
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There’s a steep drop off to the third-highest grade on the Bills. Cole Beasley received a 76.2 grade. He caught six passes on eight targets for 60 yards. He had a long reception of 24 yards. Beasley saw his usage drop off this season but had a solid performance with the Chiefs doubling Stefon Diggs all night.
The rookie Gregory Rousseau is fourth. His stats don’t scream fourth-best player on the Bills Sunday with only one tackle but PFF thought he did a solid enough job on the edge to earn the nod.
Ed Oliver finishes the list. A breakout year for Oliver finished with a dominating performance against the Chiefs’ offensive line. Oliver had three tackles, one sack, and two tackles for a loss. Oliver was one of the few Bills players to get a hand on Mahomes with two quarterback hits as well.
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