Josh Allen passed for 297 yards while representing four scores, Von Miller had two of Buffalo’s seven sacks, and the Bills stepped themselves as a reasonable competitor for the Rams’ Super Bowl crown with a 31-10 triumph over Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Stefon Diggs got TD relaxes safeguarding AFC East top dog Bills opened the NFL’s 103rd season by defeating four turnovers and taking off with a victory win in similar arena where the Rams won the Super Bowl almost seven months prior.
Allen went 26 for 31 regardless of two captures. He likewise scrambled for 56 yards, scrambling for a 4-yard TD when he extended the ball over the line with 13:27 to play. The star quarterback took his portion of hits, however he likewise doled them out and flaunted a mean solid arm while Buffalo’s offense under new facilitator Ken Dorsey to a great extent overwhelmed the champions.
Matthew Stafford passed for 240 yards with one TD and three captures on a swelling night for the Rams, who lost a season opener and fell underneath .500 without precedent for mentor Sean McVay’s six seasons in control.
The Bills’ seven sacks were the most permitted in McVay’s residency with the Rams, who lost two starters from last year’s hostile line and endeavored to inside supplant them.
Diggs interspersed the mastery with a 53-yard TD get with 9:25 to play, going on and on to Rams All-Pro guarded back Jalen Ramsey a short time later.
Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp had 13 gets for 128 yards and a score, yet the Rams’ night went rapidly downhill after they revealed their title standard in a pregame function. Los Angeles couldn’t stay aware of Allen’s inventive playmaking or the Bills’ pass rush, and its just major offseason expansion on offense — beneficiary Allen Robinson — had one catch on two targets.
The Rams even got closed out in the last part, finishing a dash of 89 successive parts with a point since November 2019.
Mill operator had a prompt effect in his presentation for the Bills, who transferred ownership of him from the Rams after he won a ring in his half-season in LA. In any case, he was only one piece of a safeguard that yielded just 177 yards before Los Angeles’ conclusive, futile drive.
Aaron Donald made his 99th vocation sack in the principal half, yet the seven-time All-Pro had only two handles as the Rams turned out to be just the second reigning champs over the most recent 10 years to lose the accompanying season opener. Los Angeles followed 17-10 after 3/4, yet Buffalo took off with two extensive TD drives right off the bat in the final quarter.
With Dorsey taking over from Brian Daboll, the Bills went 9 for 10 on third downs and piled up 413 complete yards, however three first-half turnovers kept it close early.
Allen set a vocation high to begin a game by finishing his initial 10 passes, however linebacker Terrell Lewis’ capture halted Buffalo’s subsequent drive in Rams an area. Youngster James Cook bobbled away his most memorable touch for Buffalo minutes after the fact, yet Dane Jackson made a capture attempt two snaps after that.
Los Angeles at long last scored on its fourth drive when Kupp made an uncommon toe-tapping get toward the rear of the end zone on an exact toss three minutes before halftime. The Rams got the ball back on Troy Hill’s capture, and Matt Gay hit a 57-yard field objective to pull the Rams even at the halftime weapon.
With a long third-down pass to Kupp on his initial drive, Stafford turned into the twelfth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 50,000 profession yards. He tied Drew Brees as the quickest to the imprint, doing it in 183 games.
TO THE RAFTERS
Alongside the pennant to celebrate last February’s title, the Rams likewise balanced a flag in the south rafters at SoFi Stadium regarding the 1999-2000 Super Bowl champions from the St. Louis period. The brief pregame service included proprietor Stan Kroenke, resigned left tackle Andrew Whitworth — and free specialist Odell Beckham Jr., who held overhead the Lombardi Trophy.
Charges DL Ed Oliver harmed his lower leg in the primary half and attempted to play through it, yet couldn’t do a lot. … Rams new kid on the block RB Kyren Williams harmed his lower leg in the initial minutes. … The Rams played without WR Van Jefferson, who had knee medical procedure right off the bat in instructional course subsequent to beginning 21 games last season.
Charges: Host Tennessee on Monday, Sept. 19.
Rams: Host Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 18.