Buffalo Bills: 5 reasons why the Bills took down the Titans

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3. Stephen Hauschka

Since Stephen Hauschka’s arrival in Buffalo last season, you can almost guarantee three points whenever he steps onto the field. He was money once again yesterday going 2 for 2, including the game-winning field goal as time expired.

If it wasn’t for a Corey Bojorquez misunderstanding, Hauschka could have very well have had a third field goal or may have not been required to kick the game-winner as time expired.

Regardless, Hauschka is as automatic of a kicker that the Bills have had in a very long time. With the woes on the offensive and defensive side of the ball this year, one thing the team can rely on is the field goal kicking.

2. Takeaways

Buffalo mainly made the playoffs last season because of their defense and their ability to take the ball away. That has been their formula these past several weeks and how they defeated Minnesota a few weeks ago and Tennessee this week.

The team forced two fumbles and an interception to limit the Titans’ drives and give the ball back to the offense. Tennessee didn’t get in the end zone once on Sunday, and that was ultimately their downfall. Despite the Bills offense not scoring much, putting the ball in their hands and having them run down the clock put the Titans in a hole that was difficult to climb out of.

It was great to see the team’s young players step up and make plays. Tremaine Edmunds caused the first fumble in which Matt Milano recovered, while Taron Johnson picked off Marcus Mariota. Even the veterans got in on the action as Lorenzo Alexander forced a fumble and Jordan Poyer picked it up.

Moving forward, the takeaways will be a huge factor in the Bills winning games. They will look to repeat the formula they had last season to make the playoffs.