2.) Matt Milano has yet another strong game
All-Pro linebacker Matt Milano continued to show why the Bills made the correct investment in him rather than Tremaine Edmunds. He not only stole an interception out of Josh Jacobs’ hands for his second interception of the season, but he also recorded his third consecutive regular season game interception (with the first one being in Week 18 last season against the New England Patriots, and one last week against the New York Jets).
The heart of the defense has been one of the highlights for this Bills’ defense as he is not only in the right place at the right time, but is also making a positive impact to give the Bills’ offense more opportunities. As the Bills move forward in their season, Milano will continue to be one of the few reasons why this entire Bills team is able to get into a good position for the rest of the season.
1.) Time of Possession Difference
The Bills came into this game with a strategy of playing smart rather than trying to force any big plays. They did exactly that and were able to keep the ball away from the Raiders. The Bills had a time of possession of 40:04, while the Raiders only had the ball for 19:56. The offense had three drives that had 11+ plays that resulted in a touchdown and that is a huge difference maker in the outcome of the game.
After their only punt of the came early in the game, the offense never looked back as they scored on every possession from there on out until the last drive that ended the game. If Allen is able to keep the ball in his hands and play smart, this offense is very tough to stop and the Raiders experienced it first hand. As the Bills start to prepare for the Commanders, this should be kept in mind as to how if they can control the clock and play mistake-free football, they can win any game they want.