Week 9 in the NFL brought us a game that should have been primetime, as the Seattle Seahawks visited the Buffalo Bills to determine what team would come out with their seventh win of the season.
It was certainly an entertaining game. Ultimately, Josh Allen and Co. came out as 44-34 winners over the Seahawks, yet again showing the Bills' stance in the league. The Bills improved to 7-2, while the Seahawks fell to 6-2.
Here are five takeaways from Sunday's game.
5. Josh Allen severely needs some help from the Bills
Despite the amazing performance from Allen on Sunday, the Bills QB was sacked seven times by the Seahawks' defense.
In terms of pass protection, the Bills' offensive line ranks 22nd in the league, allowing 22 sacks on the young QB. However, the team was without starting center Mitch Morse on Sunday and was stripped of Brian Winters and Cody Ford during the game to leg injuries.
4. Jamal Adams needs to control himself
Seahawks' safety Jamal Adams was seen yelling at head coach Pete Carroll on the sidelines towards the end of the 3rd quarter, and it wasn't a pretty sight.
It was a reminder that the New York Jets actually won a trade for the first time in many years. Adams has yet to receive a long-term contract, but considering what the Seahawks gave up, they will have to do it soon.
Emotions always fly high, but Adams has been known to become tense on several occasions. The fact that the Seahawks had their first and second-string running backs out for the game, as well as several key players on the defensive side of the ball. This should not be the downfall of the Seahawks, but they do have a tough two weeks ahead of them.
3. Seahawks' defense continues to be exposed
The Seahawks' defense continues to be ranked dead last in the league, allowing the most total yards per game (455.8 yards). They are ranked 30th for points allowed per game as well (30.4 points). However, they are ranked 4th in the league in terms of rushing yards allowed per game (93.6 yards).
That certainly reflected on Sunday, as the Seahawks limited the Bills' run game to just a total of 34 rushing yards from four separate players. So there is something for the Seahawks' fans to be happy about.
But the secondary certainly needs to be worked on. The team did trade for underrated cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Football Team, but he continues to be plagued with knee injuries. Considering the cap space, the Seahawks' high priority in the 2021 NFL Draft should be drafting cornerbacks.
2. Most points allowed in Pete Carroll's history
Just a few hours before game time, it was reported that the Seahawks' organization had given head coach Pete Carroll an extension. The rumored extension is supposedly through the 2025 season and makes him one the highest-paid coaches, if not the highest-paid coach, in the league.
But nothing more embarrassing could occur than allowing the Bills score the most points in Carroll's history on the day a contract extension is awarded.
Nonetheless, Carroll is a decorated coach who has been to multiple Super Bowls with the Seahawks and has certainly brought success to this team since his hiring in 2010.
1. Josh Allen is the best QB to come out of the 2018 Draft
This should no longer be an argument. Josh Allen is certainly a top 5 QB in the league currently and he played like that against the Seahawks.
Allen completed 31 of 38 passes for 415 yards, with 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, and no picks. He had a total QBR of 138.5, his second highest rating since the Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins.
He certainly had some motivation on Sunday, as his grandmother passed away on the previous day. Despite that, Allen chose to still play on Sunday and honored his grandmother for the teams' win.