The Buffalo Bills, after blowing a 25 point lead, survived a home win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in Orchard Park. The Bills ended up winning by a score of 35-32. The day got off to a really good start over at Bills Stadium with a one-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen to Lee Smith to give the Bills a 7-0 lead. Buffalo would score again in the second quarter on a one-yard touchdown run from Josh Allen. The Rams would get on the board late in the second quarter to cut the lead to 14-3, but soon after the Bills would score before the half on a three-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen to Tyler Kroft, which gave the Bills a 21-3 lead.
After forcing a Rams turnover-on-downs, the Bills would extend the lead to 28-3 with a four-yard Stefon Diggs touchdown from Josh Allen. Nearly the rest of the game would belong to the Rams after a controversial interception was called that seem to change the momentum of the game. Shortly after, Jared Goff and the Rams would go on a 29-0 run, which shot them to a 32-28 lead.
The fourth quarter momentum would stay with the Rams as they would go on a 14-0 run. Fortunately for the Bills, there was enough time left to get the ball back in Josh Allen’s magical 4th Quarter hands. Buffalo would drive the ball back down the field, with some key help from Cole Beasley to put the Bills in a position to prevail. Things looked bleak for the Bills after they failed to convert on a fourth down in the red zone, which would have ended the game. However, a pass interference was called on the Rams and the Bills were given a first and goal situation to win the game. With 15 seconds left Josh Allen would find Tyler Kroft with a three-yard touchdown pass to win the game.
The Bills are heading out to Las Vegas for the first time ever to take on the Raiders, and the Bills are looking to 4-0 for the first time since the 2008 season. Dick Jauron coached the Bills Back then, and you might remember the momentum of that season was changed after a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The Bills final record that year was 7-9, but let’s hope that this has a better turnout – I want the Bills first ever trip to Las Vegas to be remembered! The Raiders are off to a 2-1 start, and they have had a good win already against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, so they are a very dangerous team.
The Bills will play the Raiders at 4:25 on Sunday on CBS for the season’s first late afternoon game. The last time the Bills won on the west coast was in 2016 against the Los Angeles Rams, and hopefully, the Bills will get a convincing road win at Allegiant Stadium.