There’s still two games left, but as national narratives usually go… to the victors go the spoils. In this case, much that meant praising of the Bills and quarterback Josh Allen while the Pats were left for dead.
With that, here are some national reactions following the Bills’ win over the Patriots (9-6):
Ross Tucker, CBS Sports
I love Josh Allen.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) December 26, 2021
Peter Schrager, Good Morning Football
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) December 26, 2021
Wolf Blizter, CNN
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) December 26, 2021
Adam Schein, CBS Sports
Josh Allen! Superstar. Bills! Heard about it!!
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) December 26, 2021
Mike Giardi, NFL Network
Isaiah McKenzie back from the dead for the #Bills, catching a TD pass on 4th down from the #Patriots 3 yard line. The veteran has been a regular healthy scratch of late. 13 plays, 61 yards, 6:57. Buffalo delivers the first blow.
— Mike Giardi (@MikeGiardi) December 26, 2021
Ton Dungy, NBC Sports
Buffalo Bills got a huge performance from Josh Allen and their passing game to beat the Patriots and jump into 1st place in the AFC East. Isaiah McKenzie had a big day filling in for Cole Beasley in the slot—11 catches for 125 yds and a TD. Big bounce-back win for the Bills! pic.twitter.com/29u7eufzgP
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) December 26, 2021
The Bills go in to Foxborough and beat the Patriots to retake control of the AFC East! pic.twitter.com/l49ILBen7Q
— #RingerNFL (@ringernfl) December 26, 2021
Dan Orlovsky, ESPN
A PATIENT Josh Allen 👀👀👀👀
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 26, 2021
Albert Breer, MMQB
With a beat-up line, and two key WRs out, Josh Allen's played like an absolute superstar in Foxboro today.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 26, 2021
Josh Allen. Monster. pic.twitter.com/eMsKBiM8f0
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 26, 2021
Ben Baldwin, The Athletic
Josh Allen is the ultimate chaos agent
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) December 26, 2021
Mina Kimes, ESPN
Josh Allen finding that perfect balance btwn methodically working his way up the field and bonkers playmaking today
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 26, 2021
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com
Josh Allen was the best player on the field by far. One of the best games of his career all things considered.
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) December 26, 2021
Kevin Polowy, Yahoo! Sports
Josh Allen is an absolute madman.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) December 26, 2021
Boston Connor, The Pat McAfee Show
Death by Isaiah McKenzie today. Yikes.
— Boston Connor (@BostonConnr) December 26, 2021
Mike Tannenbaum, ESPN
Josh Allen has controlled the game with his legs; either buying more time to throw or running. He’s been the best player on the field today.
— Mike Tannenbaum (@RealTannenbaum) December 26, 2021
Kim Jones, NFL Network
Love seeing that handshake/hug between Bill Belichick and Josh Allen. #BUFvsNE
— Kim Jones (@KimJonesSports) December 26, 2021
Ryan Clark, ESPN
That’s right Bills. Ain’t nothing wrong with a hand off
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) December 26, 2021
Marcus Spears, ESPN
Bills should be up bigger!!
— Marcus Spears (@mspears96) December 26, 2021
Colin Coward, The Volume
Once again, Josh Allen showed what makes him so special today…
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) December 26, 2021