Josh Allen passed for 297 yards while accounting for four touchdowns, Von Miller had two of Buffalo’s seven sacks, and the Bills stamped themselves as a clear contender for the Rams’ Super Bowl crown with a 31-10 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Stefon Diggs caught TD passes as the two-time defending AFC East champion Bills opened the NFL’s 103rd season by overcoming four turnovers and running away with a blowout win in the same stadium where the Rams won the Super Bowl nearly seven months ago.
Allen went 26 for 31 despite two interceptions. He also rushed for 56 yards, scrambling for a 4-yard TD when he stretched the ball over the line with 13:27 to play. The star quarterback took his share of hits, but he also dished them out and showed off a mean stiff-arm while Buffalo’s offense under new coordinator Ken Dorsey largely dominated the champs.
Before tonight’s #Rams–#Bills game, the NFL will have a moment of silence to recognize the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2022
During his six seasons and 81 games as the Rams’ head coach, Sean McVay’s team never has been under .500. His streak will be put to test in tonight’s regular-season opener against a Bills team that oddsmakers have favored to win in Los Angeles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 8, 2022