Mahomes Vs. Allen Set to Become the New Brady Vs. Manning

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.GGramling_SI’s Football Things : • Mahomes-Allen set to ascend to Brady-Manning levels • Brady’s Sunday will provide a look into Bucs’ future • If Texans want Josh McCown this badly, just hire him • A tragicomedy in Carolina

Plus, more on the Texans chasing Josh McCown, the Panthers' failures and more

1a. The Patrick Mahomes-Josh Allen matchup feels more like a budding “Tom Brady-Peyton Manning” than any other QB head-to-head has. There’s the fact that they’re meeting for the fourth time in two seasons—including for a second consecutive postseason—and the fact that, right now, both quarterbacks are operating at the height of their immense powers.

After a first half of the season filled with fluky turnovers, Mahomes has turned things around in part by adopting a “take what the defense gives you” approach more often. But, also, after weeks of those shorter throws bouncing off and going through receivers’ hands, the Chiefs are now just executing better. In two of their last three meetings—including the 38–20 win in October—Buffalo has backed off and played coverage, daring the Chiefs to beat them with sustained drives. It worked in the last meeting. It didn’t back in the 2020 regular season, and the difference between the two games was Allen’s performance.

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 The Patrick Mahomes-Josh Allen matchup feels more like a budding “Tom Brady-Peyton Manning” than any other QB head-to-head has. There’s the fact that they’re meeting for the fourth time in two seasons—including for a second consecutive postseason—and the fact that, right now, both quarterbacks are operating at the height of their immense powers. | UPDATED: January 22, 2022 at 8:22 p. After a first half of the season filled with fluky turnovers, Mahomes has turned things around in part by adopting a “take what the defense gives you” approach more often. Even given the unforgiving elements and the fairly far-away distance on the kick, Gould's attempt felt like a relatively safe bet. But, also, after weeks of those shorter throws bouncing off and going through receivers’ hands, the Chiefs are now just executing better. The Green Bay Packers had an All-Pro quarterback, one of the game’s best wide receivers and a ferocious, well-rested defense that quieted a rugged 49ers’ offense throughout Saturday’s NFC Divisional Round matchup at Lambeau Field. In two of their last three meetings—including the 38–20 win in October—Buffalo has backed off and played coverage, daring the Chiefs to beat them with sustained drives. When I took on this project a year and a half ago, I found Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin to be utterly fascinating, and this crazy tale about two big cat lovers quickly became an important story for me to tell.

It worked in the last meeting. A blocked field goal took away three Packers’ points and a long kickoff return set up the 49ers’ first scoring drive, but it was Jordan Willis’ sensational blocked punt and rookie Talanoa Hufanga’s subsequent return for a game-tying touchdown that overshadowed every other play in a remarkable 13-10 upset victory for Kyle Shanahan’s team. As KNBR posted on its Instagram page, a completely unperturbed Gould continued to warm up with field goal attempts even while Packers players were being introduced on the same side of the field. It didn’t back in the 2020 regular season, and the difference between the two games was Allen’s performance. Going all the way back to the meeting at The Ralph in October 2020, the Bills fell short because Allen was simply scattershot all game. In a fitting, last-second finish, veteran kicker Robbie Gould struck a 45-yard field goal through the uprights to send the 49ers into next weekend’s NFC Championship Game. It is still fair to wonder, as hot as he is right now, whether that’s a possibility on Sunday considering his overall body of work over the last two seasons, while MVP-caliber, has been streaky. Top Picks In Shopping. He didn’t have to throw it a lot in the 2021 win in Kansas City, but when he did he threw it well, especially when attacking downfield. Against a Green Bay team that’s actually been worse on special teams this season, Hightower’s groups delivered several huge moments as Jimmie Ward blocked a field goal right before halftime before Samuel opened the second half with a 45-yard kickoff return. In July,.

A new wrinkle in Buffalo’s offense has been increased use of fullback Reggie Gilliam, who both forces the opposing defense to play heavier personnel and, unlike some of their two-tight end looks, seems to have given Buffalo a more consistent run game with which to regulate the offense. That has caused opponents to stop going after the Bills with a torrent of sagging split-safety looks, and helped open up more opportunities in their frequently-used play-action game. Deebo Samuel: The self-proclaimed “wide back” has proven he doesn’t need a conventional role to have an outsized impact on a game and the 49ers’ showdown with the Packers was only the latest example of Samuel’s greatness. But, all that aside, Allen has just been spectacular of late. 1b. DeMeco Ryans: The first-year 49ers’ defensive coordinator was already on the radar of a handful of teams searching for their next head coach and it’s increasingly clear it’s only a matter of time before Ryans receives an opportunity to lead a franchise. The argument against Mahomes-Allen becoming Brady-Manning is that, stylistically, Mahomes and Allen play a less sustainable style of football.

Brady and Manning were both about efficient (and, at times, mind-numbingly dull) exploitation of rudimentary defenses. Ryans’ unit made tremendous strides over the course of the season and Saturday’s game was a testament to how hard his players work on his behalf. Mahomes and Allen are ripping apart more sophisticated defenses with more difficult plays. So, if nothing else, at least the Mahomes and Allen rivalry will feature a more exciting brand of football. Arik Armstead: Permanently installing Armstead in the interior of the 49ers’ defensive front was one of the most critical decisions Ryans made this season and the veteran lineman had one of the best nights of his career against Green Bay. 2. There will be a will he/won’t he situation with Tom Brady whenever this season ends. Fred Warner: The 49ers’ star linebacker expressed disappointment with his play at times during the first half of the season, but he was nails on Saturday evening in Green Bay as Warner got his team back in the game with a massive forced fumble against Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis and inspired play against both the run and the pass.

Should Brady choose to return to Tampa next season, he could be looking at a much different roster. Chris Godwin (who took the franchise-tag discount for 2021 only to tear his ACL), Rob Gronkowski, Ryan Jensen, Jason Pierre-Paul, Ndamukong Suh and William Gholston are all free agents and Tampa will have little in the way of cap flexibility. With San Francisco finally mounting a driving against Green Bay’s defense, Garoppolo scrambled to his right and made an ill-advised attempt for tight end George Kittle that turned into an easy interception for Packers safety Adrian Amos. Antonio Brown is gone. This postseason very much has a last dance feel to it for the Bucs. On Sunday, they’ll be short on weapons and possibly on offensive linemen (depending on the statuses of Tristan Wirfs and Ryan Jensen) when they host a Rams defense coming off a dominant performance on Monday.

It’s going to be a steep challenge for Brady, who is 0–2 against L.A. since joining the Bucs, but regardless of what happens, it might be a peak into what another season in Tampa would bring. 3. We ran down Josh McCown’s supposed coaching bona fides a year ago when his name first surfaced for the Texans’ job.

In short, he’s a QB mentor (whose mentees were Johnny Manziel, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Darnold) and he’s coached at the high school level. So, yes, it would be unusual to hire such a person for the highest profile job in an organization that purports to be a professional football team. SI Recommends .