For the first time since 2012, the Buffalo Bills are 4-0 to start a season, as they topped the Las Vegas Raiders 30-23. Josh Allen, even with a scare at the end of the first half that saw him on the sidelines with a throwing arm stinger, led the team to another victory. Allen ended the afternoon completing 24 of 34 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for a touchdown as well. Finding nine different receivers for receptions on the day, Allen has led the Bills to an early season points average per game of 30.75 points, which is fourth in the league.
“Our guys have been busting their tails in practice and my job is to just give them an opportunity to make a play,” stated Allen after their win. The consistent play the Bills have received from Allen this season has led them to this point. On the year, Allen has thrown only one interception, while converting 12 touchdown passes and rushing for three touchdowns. Lead running back Devin Singletary ran the ball 18 times on the day, rushing for 55 yards and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs was Allen’s favorite target during the game, converting six catches for 115 yards. Cole Beasly and Gabriel Davis found the end-zone once each on the day, with Beasly catching the ball three times for 32 yards and Davis hauling in one catch for 26 yards. John Brown almost added a third touchdown to Allen’s total on the day, making a spectacular goal line catch late in the game, but unfortunately, the ball never crossed the goal line.
On the other side of the ball, Derek Carr completed 32 of 44 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns. The Raiders rushing attack was led by Josh Jacobs, who ran the ball 15 times for 48 yards, while also grabbing three catches for 25 yards. Darren Waller led the team in receptions, catching nine passes from Carr for 88 yards. Nelson Agholor and Jason Witten found the end-zone for the Raiders on the day, with Agholor completing four catches for 44 yards and Witten grabbing two catches for 18 yards. Turnovers were the main issue for the Raiders Sunday, as Derek Carr and Darren Waller each fumbled, resulting in turnovers.
The Buffalo Bills will look to extend their winning streak to start the season next week as they travel to Tennessee to play the Titans on Sunday, while the Las Vegas Raiders will travel to Kansas City to face undoubtedly their toughest match-up this season against the Chiefs.
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