Buffalo Bills Time of Possession
At a basic level, the two things NFL teams want to do are protect the football (not have turnovers) but also keep their defense off the field (win the time of possession battle). In this game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Bills were able to win both.
The time of possession stat is something that really stands out as the Bills finished the game with time of possession over 40 minutes. One of the reasons this was so lopsided in Buffalo's favor was because of the strong run game they had against the Raiders.
However, it was also because they were able to stay ahead in down and distance to extend drives. They had only one three and out all game and that drive was actually their first of the game. In the second half, they opened the half with a drive that went 9:01, and later in the half had another drive of 7:32.
The Bills finished the game running almost twice as many plays as the Raiders with Buffalo having 74 offensive plays while Las Vegas had only 39. They were in control almost from start to finish and it never seemed like the Raiders would be able to make it much of a game.