It was a dominating victory for Buffalo on Sunday at New Era Field. The Bills played a heck of a game. The offense was lethal and the defense was dominant en route to a Bills impressive showing. The Bills record now sit at 10-2 as they aim for a top spot in the conference. Here are some takeaways from Sunday’s game.
Rush defense dominates
The Bills run defense was stellar against Arizona on Sunday. They held the Cardinals to just 52 yards rushing as a team, as the Cardinals averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. This forced Kyler Murray to have to compensate for the lack of the run game. If the Bills rush defense can be this good, they will be near impossible to beat.
Cole Beasley’s big day
It felt like Cole Beasley was long overdue for a big game. Stefon Diggs, John Brown, and even Dawson Knox have had their fair share of big games, with Beasley just doing his job in the background. However, on Sunday, Beasley was the best player for the Bills. He had seven receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns. This game is a reminder of just how talented the Bills offense is.
Star goes off
One of the biggest surprises this season has been defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. He’s had a monster season rushing the passer and has shattered all of his career highs. On Sunday he had his best game. He got to Murray for three sacks and had five total tackles. Having him and Ed Oliver has made the Bills interior defensive line the best in the NFL.
Defending their dirt
The Bills have defended their dirt this season, as Sean McDermott loves to preach. With the win, the Bills have no lost a game at home all season. They’ve made New Era Field a nightmare to play a game for opposing teams and have feed off the energy they’ve gotten from Bills fans. This could be a big deal come the playoffs.
The Bills will be on the road next week as they take on the (5-7) New York Jets.
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