Buffalo Bills stay undefeated with 30-23 win over Raiders
It wasn’t easy but the Buffalo Bills remained undefeated this season with a 30-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
This is a story that has played out numerous times this year for the Buffalo Bills by clicking offensively to start the game and built a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter. However, the Las Vegas Raiders continued to make it a game, shrinking the lead to 17-16 midway through the third quarter.
The Buffalo Bills offense came out of their third quarter slump to score 13 points in the fourth quarter and come away with a 30-23 win over the Raiders. They remain undefeated this year moving to 4-0.
This game wasn’t one of Josh Allen‘s best but he was once again very efficient and made the plays when needed. He started off with a 26-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive to a wide-open Gabriel Davis. Then in the second quarter he found Cole Beasley on the goal line as the team’s slot receiver was upended and made a circus grab as he crossed the goal line.
At the end of the second quarter, Josh Allen gave the Buffalo Bills a scare as he scrambled to his left to try and make a play. As he went to through the ball was taken down and landed awkwardly on his shoulder. He would end up going to the locker room and did return.
Allen would finish the game completing 24 of 34 for 288 passing yards with three touchdowns, two passing and one rushing, and no interceptions.
However, the Buffalo Bills defense has to be a point of concern as the team allowed over 300 passing yards for the third straight game. The Bills did lose starting cornerback Levi Wallace early due to an ankle injury, which opened the door for the debut of Josh Norman with the franchise.
While Josh Norman did have a key forced fumble late in the fourth quarter, the passing defense has to be a concern for Sean McDermott, whose expertise is on this side of the football.
The Buffalo Bills will now head back to Buffalo before a scheduled Week 5 matchup with the Tennessee Titans.