Gabriel Davis Shines In Buffalo Bills Dominant Win Over The Carolina Panthers

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Gabriel Davis Shines In Buffalo Bills Dominant Win Over The Carolina Panthers

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Gabriel Davis Shines In Buffalo Bills Dominant Win Over The Carolina Panthers

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With playoff hopes still on the line, it was a huge game for the Buffalo Bills as they welcomed the Carolina Panthers to Orchard Park. After starting off slow the Bills offense would pick it up and secure the 31-14 win over the Panthers.

The first quarter was a very defensive matchup as neither team allowed a score. It wouldn’t be until the third drive for the Bills that they got their first first down on offense. Through just the first quarter the Panthers already had two sacks on Allen, Brian Burns was credited with one, while Haason Reddick and Yetur Gross-Mators were credited with a half-sack. The Bills defense didn’t get credited with any sacks, they were able to get pressure on Cam Newton. 

As the first quarter was coming to an end the Bills offense finally found its momentum after a 15-yard pass from Josh Allen to Dawson Knox. Right at the start of the second quarter, Allen handed the ball off to Devin Singletary who rushed it in for a 16-yard touchdown. 

After the Bills defense forced another three-and-out after Taron Johnson sacked Newton for 10-yards they would score another touchdown. The touchdown drive for the Bills went for 57-yards and got started again with a pass to Knox for 10-yards, and ended with an 11-yard pass for Stefon Diggs.

An interception secured by Jeremy Chinn on Allen would put the Panthers at the Bills 37-yard line. From there a 30-yard run by Robby Anderson would set up a Newton rushing touchdown.

With 9:34 left in the third quarter, the Bills would put together another touchdown drive. The drive would be a huge one for Gabriel Davis as he has the longest reception of the drive of 29-yards. Three plays later Allen would find Davis again for a 20-yard touch throw. 

It wouldn’t be until 11 minutes in the fourth quarter that the Panthers would score their next touchdown. It would come on a drive that only took four plays following a huge Panthers stop on defense with a 10-yard sack on Allen. The touchdown would be a 23-yard pass from Newton to Amber Abdulla.

To put the game away the Bills would put together a nine-play, 46-yard drive that ended with Allen finding Davis, again, who turned the pass into a 14-yard touchdown. Then with 56 seconds left in the game, Newton would throw his first interception to former Panther A.J. Klein to fully seal the deal.

While it wasn’t as explosive as last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Allen still put together an impressive game throwing the ball 19 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns. As well as that he had one rushing attempt for 26-yards. Receiving-wise, it was the day for Gabriel Davis. In the game he led the team in receptions with five, receiving yards with five, and two touchdowns. It was also a game where we saw the Bills get Devin Singletary more involved as he rushed the ball 22 times for 86 yards.

Defensively the Bills put together a four-sack game, the sacks came by Johnson, Star Lotulelei, and two by Efe Obada.

With the win, the Buffalo Bills get back in the win column and improve to 8-6, and will face the New England Patriots in Foxborough with first place in the AFC East on the line. The Carolina Panthers on the other hand fall to 5-9 and will also face a divisional opponent next week in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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