Bills put up historic stats in 31-10 win over the Rams

Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams, Week 1, September 8, 2022 at SoFi Stadium.

Josh Allen made history in more ways than one

  • It was Allen's 7th career game with 3 pass TD and a rush TD, 3rd-most in NFL history, per ESPN Stats & Info. That trails only Tom Brady (8) and Drew Brees (9).
  • In the second half, Allen had a perfect passer rating (158.3).
  • Allen was moving at 13.6 MPH before throwing his 53-yard TD to Stefon Diggs. Per Next Gen Stats, that's the fastest a QB has been running on a completion of at least 50 air yards since 2016.
  • Allen's time to throw of 2.47 seconds was the second-fastest of his career.

Allen is the first QB in NFL history to accomplish the following in the same game:

  • 250+ passing yards
  • 50+ rushing yards
  • 3+ passing TD
  • 1+ rushing TD
  • 80% completions
  • a victory

The offense converted 9 of 10 third down situations (90%). That's tied for the best third down conversion rate in a single game over the last decade.

Defense sets the tone

  • Von Miller recorded a pass rush win rate of 47% last night, per Next Gen Stats. Thats's the best win rate he had in all but one of his games from the 2021 season.
  • The Bills sacked Matthew Stafford seven times without blitzing on a single play. That's tied for the 4th-most sacks by an NFL team without blitzing in a game since 2016.
  • 5 different Bills players had at least 3 plays or more of recording a QB pressure. DT Jordan Phillips led the team with 6, which was more than the entire Rams defense combined.
  • The Bills are the only team in the Next Gen Stats era (since 2016) to not blitz on a single play in a game. They've done it three times now under head coach Sean McDermott (2020 vs KC, 2021 vs KC, 2022 vs LAR).

Buffalo winning big

  • The Bills' last 18 regular-season wins have all been by a double-digit margin, the second-longest streak in NFL history.
  • The Bills handed the Rams the second-largest defeat to a defending Super Bowl champion in Week 1 (only behind Broncos over Ravens in 2014).
  • Buffalo is averaging 38 points per game over their last 3 games, including playoffs, the highest ppg among all NFL teams.

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