It’s not too crazy to imagine you’ll be sitting there many years from now, with teams like the 1989 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Washington, 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1999 St. in the same conversation about the 2022 Buffalo Bills I remember. Louis Ramses or any of the iconic great teams of all time.
That is the ceiling of the bill. Whether they reach those heights remains to be seen. First they have to worry about things like stopping the Miami Dolphins at the AFC East and not having a playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs again at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s just two games in the season. There’s still a long way to go.
But up until this point in the season, the Bills have been absolutely dominant. They stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in the opener, and then on Monday night’s podium they were even better in a stunning 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans, a team that was the No. 1 seed in the AFC last season. . , The Titans may not be the same team this season, but it was still an impressive effort by the Bills.
Injuries happen and many teams start the season too fast to fade a bit. This is a long season. It’s hard not to be excited about where this Bills season might be headed.
Bills dominate the Titans
Bills fans were already loud before the opening kickoff about the prospect of this team bringing home the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. The Bills then drove downfield and scored in their first possession, as fullback Reggie Gilliam broke the tackle and took a short pass from Josh Allen for the touchdown.
The Titans then responded with a swift touchdown by Derrick Henry, but it would be a long time until we see more signs of life from the Tennessee offense. It wasn’t even an indictment of the Titans. The Bills might be the best defense in the NFL this season.
He might as well have the best offense in the NFL.
The Bills were equally good on both sides of the ball against the Titans, but the offense is what everyone will be talking about. Allen threw three touchdowns to Stephen Diggs. An improv came on play in which Allen turns back to his right and finds Diggs on fourth and one in the end zone. He was later injured and threw Diggs deep in the middle of the field for a 46-yard touchdown. A little later in the third quarter, Diggs scored another touchdown.
When Diggs scored his third touchdown, he had 148 yards in the night. The Titans had 112 yards as a team at that time. Allen took a seat at the end of the third quarter as the game got out of hand. He had 317 passing yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters.
With 8:33 left in the third quarter, a strange thing happened. Bills sent to punt team. After nearly six and a half quarters, it was the first time the Bills had beaten the entire season. The Titans muffled a fair catch and Buffalo recovered.
Everything is going well for Buffalo at the start of this season.
bill defense looks great too
Bill’s defense locked Henry, and the Titans didn’t have another counter-punch. Henry had just 25 yards on 13 carries. Ryan Tanhill had a range of just 117 yards and a 32.7 passer rating. Some of them are Titans, but ask Rama: Bill’s defense is really hard to beat.
The Titans had 75 yards on their first drive and then 42 yards on their next six possessions. From the Henry touchdown until Tanhill was taken out of the game, here were the Titans’ possessions: Punt, Punt, End of Half, Punt, Punt, Interception, Interception. The Titans couldn’t find a way to move the ball.
Defense also got into the scoring party. Bills linebacker Matt Milano picked up Tanhill and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown. That gave the Bills a 41-7 lead in the third quarter with 3:49. The Titans pulled Tannehill at that point and gave rookie Malik Willis some time to play. It’s not like the Titans were going to make a comeback with Tannehill, and they were often pressured by the crowd to be near the Bills. If Buffalo wanted to raise the score, it looked like they could have won by 50 or 60.
The Bills’ offense, led by Allen and Diggs, would be enough to make them a dangerous team in the playoffs. Defense alone will win a lot of games with just one mediocre offense on the other side. Combine the two and the bills could be for a particular season.