In 2021, when the Buffalo Bills took on the Tennessee Titans, it was a game that came down to the wire. Ultimately, it was a heartbreaking ending as the Bills lost 34-31. That was not the case this time, far from it, as the Bills turned the tables on the Titans. The Bills came out and dominated in all three phases of the game and walked away with a 41-7 victory. From the win, there were a few things to takeaway.
Defense Dominates (Again)
For a second week in a row, the defense kept their opponent to less than 14 points. Greg Rousseau and Tremaine Edmunds both ended up with sacks. Jordan Poyer, Kaiir Elam, Matt Milano, Edmunds, Dane Jackson, and Von Miller all found their way into the backfield to create tackles for a loss. Derrick Henry has been someone the Bills have struggled against in recent years, but they held him to only 25 yards on 13 attempts, with an average of 1.9 yards per carry. They even held Henry to -0.2 Yards Before Contact. This was while missing Ed Oliver and Tim Settle on the defensive line. When it came to the pass defense, Jordan Poyer intercepted Ryan Tannehill, Matt Milano did as well but turned it into a pick-six. Through two weeks the defense is working together in unison, and their play on the field is resembling this.
The Josh Allen And Stefon Diggs Connection
Ever since coming to the Bills, Stefon Diggs created an early connection with Josh Allen. Through three seasons now that connection just continues to grow, this game showed that. Of Allen’s 26 completions, Diggs made up 12 of them. Of Allen’s 317 yards, Diggs made up 148. And of the four touchdown passes Allen threw, Diggs hauled in three of them. Even when Diggs wasn’t open, Allen knows the type of playmaker he is and relies on him to make the play, and Diggs does.
NOT ONE. NOT TWO. THREE TOUCHDOWNS FOR STEFON DIGGS 🔥😳#BillsMafia
— TWSN (@TWSN___) September 20, 2022
Punting Goes Well
The last time the Bills had punted was in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs. That was until 8:22 in the third quarter. Sam Martin made his debut as the new punter for the Bills, and instead of the Titans ending up with the ball, the Bills got it right back. Kyle Phillips muffled the punt and Tyrel Dodson recovered. Martin’s second punt went for 56 yards and was muffed again but recovered by Tennessee this time. All in all, the Bills’ first two punts went well.
Ken Dorsey has done a fantastic job through two games with his offensive game plan, likewise for Leslie Frazier and the plays he has called for the defense. Overall, the Bills are playing complimentary football, and now will head to Florida to take on the Miami Dolphins.