It’s not crazy to imagine that you’ll be sitting several years from now, reminiscing about the 2022 Buffalo Bills in the same conversation with teams like the 1989 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Washington, 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1999 St..Louis Rams or whatever. One of the best teams of all time.
This is the billing cap. It remains to be seen if they reach those heights. First, they have to worry about things like holding off the Miami Dolphins in East Asia and making sure that a playoff against the Kansas City Chiefs never comes to Arrowhead again. It’s just two games a season. There is a long way to go.
But up until this point in the season, Billings were absolutely dominant. They outpaced the Super Bowl-champion Los Angeles Rams in the opening game, then on Monday night’s stage, they were even better in a stunning 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans, the team that was the top seed in the AFC last season. The Titans may not be the same team this season, but it was still an impressive effort by the Bills.
Injuries happen and a lot of teams are starting the season quickly to fade a bit. It is a long season. It’s hard not to get excited about where this billing season might be headed.
Bills dominate TItans
Bills fans, who had raised the prospect of this team bringing home their first Super Bowl in franchise history, roared loudly before kick-off. The Bills then blasted off the field and scored on their first possession, as linebacker Reggie Gilliam broke through and took a short pass from Josh Allen for a touchdown.
The Titans then responded with Derek Henry plummeting fast, but it would take a long time for us to see more signs of life from the Tennessee attack. It wasn’t even an indictment against the Titans. The Bills may have the best defense in the NFL this season.
They might have the best offensive line in the NFL, too.
The Bills were equally good on both sides of the ball against the Titans, but attack is what everyone will be talking about. Allen threw three touchdowns to Stefon Diggs. Someone came on an impromptu play in which Allen spins back to his right and finds Diggs in the end zone on 4th and 1. Later he ends up throwing deep into Diggs down the middle of the field for a 46-yard touchdown. A little later in the third quarter, Diggs posted another touchdown.
When Diggs scored his third goal, he had 148 yards on the night. At that point the Giants as a team had 112 yards. Allen sat near the end of the third quarter with the game spiraling out of control. In just under three quarters, he had 317 yards and four touchdowns.
With 8:33 left in the third quarter, something strange happened. Invoices sent to the punctuation team. It was the first time the Bills had chased all season, after about six and a half quarters. The Titans put down the fair hunt and recovered the buffalo.
Everything is going well for Buffalo early in the season.
Bill Defense looks cool too
Bales’ defense shut out Henry, and the Titans had no further counterstrike. Henry only had 25 yards in 13 buggies. Ryan Tanehill had only 117 yards and a passing 32.7 pass. Some of these are Titans, but ask the Rams: The Bills defense is really hard to beat.
The Giants had 75 yards on their first run and then 42 yards on their next six possessions combined. These were the properties of the Giants from the time Henry went down until the time Tanehill was out of the game: kick, punt, break, punt, punt, interception, interception. The giants simply could not find a way to move the ball.
The defense entered the recording party, too. Bills quarterback Matt Milan picked Taneyhill and gave her 43 yards back for the touchdown. That gave the Bills a 41-7 lead with 3:49 left in the third quarter. The Giants pulled Tannehill at that point and gave rookie Malik Willis some playing time. It’s not as if the Titans were on their way back with Taneyhill, and he was often pressured by the rush of Bills’ passes. If Buffalo wanted to increase the score, I felt they could have won by 50 or 60.
The Bills attack, led by Allen and Diggs, would be enough to make them a dangerous team in the playoffs. Defense alone will win many games with a modest attack on the other side. Combine the two and the bills can be in a special season.