Week 1 grades for the Buffalo Bills against the Los Angeles Rams

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Special Teams

The Buffalo Bills’ special teams did what they needed to do with Tyler Bass making a 41-yard field goal and all four of his extra point attempts while the Bills’ new punter Sam Martin did not have to punt once.

Jamison Crowder, who was the team’s punt returner with Khalil Shakir among the inactives, had only one punt return but returned it 21 yards. Meanwhile, Isaiah McKenzie did not have any kick returns in this game.

The only reason the Bills’ grade is slightly lower is due to Tyler Bass kicking out of bounds on a kickoff in the first half. This helped set the Rams up for their only touchdown of the game since they were able to start their drive at the 40.

Week 1 Grade: A-

Final Grade

When looking at some of the stats from this game, it doesn’t necessarily make sense. When teams turn the ball over four times, they rarely win and they certainly don’t win by over 20 points.

This was a game the Buffalo Bills controlled early and Josh Allen looked unstoppable but the turnovers in the first half allowed the Rams to stay in and this game was tied at 10 at halftime.

The Buffalo Bills certainly got a statement win when looking at the final score and due to the fact that they went on the road against the defending Super Bowl champions, it is hard not to be optimistic about this team.

However, there are certainly areas that Sean McDermott will want to focus on and clean up before they take the field next Monday night against the Tennessee Titans.

Week 1 Grade: A-