On Halloween Eve, the Buffalo Bills treated fans to another impressive home showing as they took down the Green Bay Packers to a 27-17 win on Sunday Night Football.
The Bills scored 3 first half touchdowns — two passes from QB Josh Allen and a run from WR Isaiah McKenzie — to take control early on and the defense held their ground in the second half.
Buffalo improves to 6-1 on the season, has now won 4 in a row and is off to the best start since 1993.
In the first quarter, the Bills jumped out early with a 1-yard TD pass from Allen to TE Dawson Knox. Allen set up the TD on the play prior as he scrambled for 20 yards and juked out a Green Bay defender to get down to the 1-yard line before finding Knox.
Prime time Diggs showed up on the next series as he got loose down the far sideline and made an acrobatic catch in the end zone for a 26-yard score to make it 14-0.
Green Bay answered with an Aaron Rodgers pass to wide receiver Romeo Doubs to make it 14-7.
But the Bills widened the lead to 24-7 going into the break behind a McKenzie 7-yard TD on an end around rush and a Tyler Bass field goal as time expired in the first half. Buffalo outgained Green Bay 234-132 in the first two quarters.
The second half was not the Bills' best showing as the team was unable to find the end zone and Allen threw two INTs and the Packers hung around.
Buffalo sealed the win with multiple stops of the Packers' offense in the fourth quarter, including an INT from LB Matt Milano.
Here's more things to know from the Bills' victory on Sunday Night Football:
Key Stats and Facts
- The Bills improve to 7-0 all-time at home against the Packers.
- Josh Allen is the first QB to lead his team to 3 victories against previous MVP QBs in a 4-game span since Troy Aikman (1996). Allen and the Bills have beaten the Ravens (Lamar Jackson), Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes) and Packers (Aaron Rodgers) this season.
- RB Devin Singletary had a 30-yard rush in the first half, his longest run of the season.
- DE Greg Rousseau record his fifth sack of the season, setting a career-high.
- WR Isaiah McKenzie recorded a rushing touchdown in the first half, his first rushing TD of the season.
- WR Stefon Diggs now has 8 consecutive games vs. Green Bay with a receiving TD. That breaks his tie with Randy Moss (7) for the most consecutive games with a receiving TD all-time vs. the Packers.
- QB Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs have now connected for 25 touchdowns since Diggs became a Bill. The Allen-Diggs combo now ties Joe Ferguson-Jerry Butler (25) for second on the team's all-time list among QB-WR tandems. Jim Kelly-Andre Reed (65) rank first.
- TE Dawson Knox notched his 16th career touchdown, giving him sole possession of the fourth most receiving TDs by a TE in team history.
- Allen's 18 touchdown passes in the first seven games of the season marks a new team record for the first seven games. Allen breaks his own mark of 17 passing touchdowns in 2020.
- DT Tim Settle recorded his first sack as a Bill.
- Stefon Diggs has 100+ yards and a TD in five of seven games this year.
3:40 1Q | BUF 7 GB 0 | Josh Allen pass short left to Dawson Knox for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN
15:00 2Q | BUF 14 GB 0 | Josh Allen pass deep right to Stefon Diggs for 26 yards, TOUCHDOWN
6:21 2Q | BUF 14 GB 7 | Aaron Rodgers pass deep right to Romeo Doubs for 19 yards, TOUCHDOWN
2:00 2Q | BUF 21 GB 7 | Isaiah McKenzie left end for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN
:03 2Q | BUF 24 GB 7 | Tyler Bass 42 yard field goal is GOOD
10:24 3Q | BUF 24 GB 10 | Mason Crosby 38 yard field goal is GOOD
6:03 3Q | BUF 27 GB 10 | Tyler Bass 38 yard field goal is GOOD
6:42 4Q | BUF 27 GB 17 | Aaron Rodgers pass deep middle to Samori Toure for 37 yards, TOUCHDOWN
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