Buffalo Bills 34, San Francisco 49ers 24
Bills (9-3), 49ers (5-7)
vs Pittsburgh Steelers
- The Bills get the win on Monday Night Football for the first time this decade. The team was 0-8 in all other Monday Night Football games before this week dating back to December of 2000. This is also the first time the Bills scored more than 27 points on MNF since October 1993.
- With the win, the Bills start 9-3 in consecutive seasons for the first time since doing so in three straight seasons from 1990-92. They will have sole possession of first place in the AFC East this late into a season for the first time since 1996 (Week 13).
- Bills rookie kicker Tyler Bass kicked two field goals and four extra points in tonight's win. With 10 points in the game, and 105 on the season, he surpassed kicker Pete Gogolak (102 points in 1964) for most points ever by a Bills rookie/first-year player.
- Cole Beasley caught the first Bills touchdown of the game and had seven receptions for 113 yards in the first half. He is the first Bills player with 100+ receiving yards in the first half since Sammy Watkins had 158 yards at Kansas City on 11/29/15. Beasley also is the first Bill since Watkins to have 60+ catches in consecutive seasons.
- Dawson Knox found the end zone for the second straight week, putting the Bills up 14-7 in the second quarter. It is the second touchdown catch of the season for Knox and the fourth of his career.
- By halftime, Stefon Diggs had five catches for 49 yards. With those five catches, he established a new team record for the most catches through 12 games, surpassing 84 catches by Eric Moulds in 2000.
- Allen had two passing touchdowns in the first half, and he took sole possession of the third-most passing touchdowns (24) in team history through 12 games.
- In the third quarter, Isaiah McKenzie caught a 23-yard touchdown pass to put the Bills up 24-10. He now has 3 receiving touchdowns this season and established a new personal season-high topping his two in 2018, both by rush.
- Micah Hyde snagged his first interception of the season and returned it 33 yards, and it's the 17th interception of his career. The Bills were able to capitalize on the good field position and get three points from the takeaway.
- Josh Allen now has four games this season with 300 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. That passes Drew Bledsoe in 2002 and Jim Kelly in 1991 for the most games in a season in Bills history.
- Stefon Diggs finished the game with 10 catches for 92 yards which brings him to 1,037 yards so far this season, marking his third consecutive season crossing the 1,000-yard mark.
- With four passing touchdowns, Josh Allen ties Joe Ferguson (26 in 1983) for the second-most passing touchdowns in a single season by a Bills quarterback. With 56 career passing touchdowns, he also surpasses Drew Bledsoe (55) for the fifth-most passing touchdowns in team history.
- With a 28-yard touchdown reception to put the Bills up 34-17, Gabriel Davis became first Bills rookie with touchdown reception in consecutive games since Sammy Watkins in games 7-8, in 2014. It is his fifth receiving touchdown of the season.
- To stop the 49ers from scoring in the red zone, Tre'Davious White intercepted Nick Mullens at the goal line. That is White's third interception in four games and the 15th of his career.
- Josh Allen (32 for 40) is the first passer in Bills history to attempt 40 or more passes in a game and complete at least 80% of them. The only other player with a performance of that kind on Monday Night Football was Matt Ryan, who was 36 for 45 in a 2013 loss to the Jets.