The Buffalo Bills used a 21-point second half to pull away from the defending Super Bowl champions and beat the LA Rams 31-10 in the NFL Kickoff Game from SoFi Stadium.
Bills QB Josh Allen took over in the second half with 3 total touchdowns and 4 for the game; he had over 350 yards of total offense for the game. Buffalo moves to 1-0 and will host Tennessee in the home opener next Monday.
Here's a recap of top things to know and highlights from the game.
Top things to know:
- The Bills had 413 yards of offense and the defense held the Rams to 243 yards.
- The Rams' 21-point loss to the Bills is the 2nd-largest season-opening loss by a defending Super Bowl champion.
- Allen completed his first 10 passes of the game, a career-best.
- The Bills converted 9 of 10 third downs.
- Von Miller had two sacks on the night, the 27th career multi-sack game of his career.
- The Bills seven sacks tonight set the team record for most sacks in a season opening game (Prev: 6 - vs. MIN 9/4/88).
- Allen recorded a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He now has 21 career games with a passing and rushing TD, extending his team record (Jack Kemp ranks second with 13 such games).
- Boogie Basham made his first career INT.
- The Rams had won all five season opening games under HC Sean McVay until Thursday night.
- The Bills did not punt the entire game.
- Bills become the first team in NFL history (regular season and playoffs) to have 0 punts, 3+ INT, & 7+ Sacks in the same game.
- QB Josh Allen: 26 of 31 passing for 297 yards and 3 TDs. 10 carries for 56 yards and 1 TD.
- WR Stefon Diggs: 8 catches for 122 yards and 1 TD.
- WR Gabe Davis: 4 catches for 88 yards and 1 TD.
- WR Isaiah McKenzie: 2 catches for 19 yards and 1 TD.
- LB Tremaine Edmunds: 10 tackles.
- DB Taron Johnson: 9 tackles.
- CB Dane Jackson: 1 INT.
- DE Boogie Basham: 1 INT.
- LB Von Miller: 4 tackles, 2 sacks.
All scoring plays
10:03 1st Q | Josh Allen 26-yard TD pass to Gabe Davis | BUF 7 LA 0
8:51 2nd Q | Tyler Bass 41-yard field goal | BUF 10 LA 0
3:05 2nd Q | Matthew Stafford 4-yard TD pass to Cooper Kupp | BUF 10 LA 7
0:04 2nd Q | Matt Gay 57-yard field goal is good | BUF 10 LA 10
8:02 3rd Q | Josh Allen 7-yard TD pass to Isaiah McKenzie | BUF 17 LA 10
13:34 4th Q | Josh Allen 4-yard TD rush | BUF 24 LA 10
9:33 4th Q | Josh Allen 53-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs | BUF 31 LA 10
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