Josh Allen set a career-high for the second straight week with 417 passing yards, Stefon Diggs racked up eight receptions for 153 yards, and the Buffalo Bills survived a second-half comeback by the Miami Dolphins to earn a 31-28 victory at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.
Here are some of the top quotes from players following the win.
Davis, Gilliam on their first career touchdowns
Wide receiver Gabriel Davis and tight end Reggie Gilliam both found the endzone for the first time in their NFL careers. Gilliam's touchdown, a one-yard reception on a pass from Allen, opened the scoring in the first quarter.
"It was difficult because of the rain and I wasn't wearing the rain gloves," Gilliam said. "I was wearing the regular ones. So, I was like, 'Oh, man, I got to really lock in on this."
Davis hauled in a spectacular diving catch to put the Bills ahead, 24-20, with 5:55 remaining in the fourth quarter.
"I just knew this was going to be an opportunity for me in the back of the end zone to make a play," Davis said. "Obviously, that happened. But the team just loved it. They embraced it as if they scored their own touchdown and that's the type of team we have so I'm happy to be a part of it."
Teammates react to Allen's big day
Allen's 417 yards were the most by a Bills quarterback since Drew Bledsoe also threw for 417 against the Oakland Raiders in 2002. Allen also became the first Bills quarterback to throw four touchdowns in a game since Kyle Orton in 2014.
Teammates heaped praise on the quarterback afterward.
"That's the confidence that we have in him," safety Micah Hyde said. "As a quarterback in the league, when you get confidence it's a dangerous thing. It's a dangerous thing for opponents. We played against one today, [Ryan] Fitzpatrick has a lot of confidence. Josh has a lot of confidence. Seeing him make throws against defenses like that is remarkable."
Wide receiver John Brown added: "That's real impressive. You can tell he's developing and he's learning from his mistakes last year. Josh, he continues to play a hell of a game and make smart decisions."
Brown explains his touchdown
Allen connected with Brown on a 46-yard touchdown with 3:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, extending Buffalo's lead to 31-20. The receiver explained how Diggs made the play possible.
"Stefon Diggs, the route that he ran, the safety ended up closing down on it," Brown said. "I took my route deep enough to get across the field and it was a great throw by Josh and great block by the offensive linemen."
Tyrel Dodson on his first game
With Milano and Edmunds inactive on Sunday, Tyrel Dodson knew he was going to have to step up and play at a high-level last week. After the game today, Dodson described what it felt like for him starting in his first NFL game, and what advice Edmunds gave him before the game.
"I feel like I did okay, Dodson said. "I still left a lot out there that I can get better with. It's a learning process for me in my first game so I'm still trying to get my feet wet, trying to learn and see stuff that I've never seen before. It's a good start there, but I'm just going to keep trucking."
Dodson added. "Tremaine talked to me last night, and this morning and was just motivating me and telling me to play my game. Tremaine has done an excellent job being a leader to me, and he's actually helping me grow a lot."
Dodson recorded seven tackles – including one for a loss – and matched cornerback Tre'Davious White with a team-high two pass deflections.
"Tyrel is a guy we all have confidence in," White said. "… He stepped in and did a great job of leading us on the field. He's going to hustle no matter where he is, special teams or defense. We're fortunate enough to have him and he played a big-time role for us."
Jordan Poyer on starting the season 2-0
The Bills have started 2-0 for the second consecutive season. They have gotten two big division wins, which is a great way to start the season. After the game, Jordan Poyer was asked how he felt after winning the first two games of the season.
"It feels good," Poyer stated. "But we understand that we have a lot of work to do. It was satisfying to come on the road and get a victory but at the same time, we left a lot of plays out there defensively. We gave up some plays that we shouldn't have gave up, and we gave up some runs that we shouldn't have. That is a little frustrating, but at the same time, we are coming home with the win. It's always good to be able to learn from a win then learn from a loss."