Final score prediction for the Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams in Week 1

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Last season ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Buffalo Bills against the Kansas City Chiefs and they will finally get the chance to take the field and put that behind them. However, they face a big challenge as they kick off the 2022 season against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams.

The Bills had an excellent team last year but obviously didn’t achieve their ultimate goal. General manager Brandon Beane made some big moves in hopes to get them to that point, like the addition of Von Miller. The belief is that he can help transform a pass rush that was inconsistent last year.

Meanwhile, the Rams also didn’t waste the offseason and brought in players like Allen Robinson and Bobby Wagner to strengthen their roster as they try to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

This game has the potential to be a high-scoring matchup and will be a big test for offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey as he tries to match wits with Sean McVay, who is considered one of the best offensive play-callers in the league. Fortunately for Dorsey, he does have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Josh Allen and that should make the transition for him to offensive coordinator slightly easier.

Final Score Prediction: Buffalo Bills 32, Los Angeles Rams 35

While there is plenty of excitement around the Buffalo Bills entering this season and they are the popular pick to win the Super Bowl, this is a game in which they likely come up short on the road. The Bills under Sean McDermott are 3-2 in Week 1 and all three of their wins have been against the New York Jets.

Meanwhile, Sean McVay is 5-0 since taking over as head coach of the Rams in Week 1 but two of his last three wins were only by a field goal. This game certainly has the potential to be another game that is decided in the final minutes but for this game, the Rams have too much working in their favor from raising a Super Bowl banner in front of their fans.