It was a dominating victory for Buffalo on Monday Night Football in front of the home crowd. The offense was humming and the defense was stout en route to the Bills most impressive showing of the season. The Bills record now sit at 4-2 as they take control of the division. Here are some takeaways from Sunday’s game.
The offense has a well-rounded game
For the first time, this season the Bills offense was great on the ground and through the air. Josh Allen played exceptionally well passing for 320 yards and throwing two touchdowns. Stefon Diggs went for over 100 yards again and had a pair of touchdowns, and Dawson Knox had nine receptions for nearly 100 yards. Devin Singletary had himself a day too. He had 113 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns. It was a great game bu the Bills offense.
Defense plays lights out
The defense also played a great game on Sunday. They forced two Jarrett Stidham interceptions, one of which was taken back for a touchdown by Matt Milano. They also sacked Stidham twice and held the Patriots under 300 yards of offense. New England could only muster up 16 points and could not run the football whatsoever.
McDermott beats New England for the first time
It’s hard to believe but Sean McDermott finally got his first win against the Patriots on Sunday. Coming into the game McDermott had been 0-7 against New England. The win means more than just McDermott finally getting the better of the Patriots, but a changing of the guard. It’s clear the Bills aren’t just a nice story, but a real contender in the AFC.
The game fans had been waiting for
Sunday’s game was the game that Bills fans have probably been dreaming of for years. A primetime game at home, against the Patriots. In a game where the Bills beat up on New England all while their franchise quarterback lights it up. It’s amazing to think that after years of losing to the Patriots that finally, this dream has become a reality. I’m sure this is a game that Bills fans will cherish for a long time.
The Bills will be on the road next week as they take on the (3-3) Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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