Statement Made

09/09/2022 Statement Made

By: Matthew Cahill

Buffalo Dominates the Rams (31-10) to Open the NFL Season

The Bills look scary good. For anybody that had questions about whether or not they are as good as advertised, their performance on both sides of the ball against the Rams last night proved that they’re worthy of being Super Bowl favorites this season. The game was tied 10-10 heading into halftime, largely due to three Buffalo turnovers. LA didn’t stand much of a chance once the Bills started taking care of the ball.


A Game Plan Executed to Perfection

The Bills were clearly prepared for Aaron Donald and the Rams defense. Josh Allen made a concerted effort to get rid of the ball as quickly as possible to ensure that Los Angeles couldn’t collapse on him in the pocket like they did to Joe Burrow in the Super Bowl. Allen converted on his first ten pass attempts, finishing a hyper-efficient 26/31 with 297 yards and 4 total touchdowns.


Los Angeles Gravely Missing OBJ

When Odell Beckham Jr. went down in the Super Bowl, the Rams struggled to find a consistent source of offense other than Cooper Kupp, and we saw more of the same last night. Kupp continued where he left off last season, recording 128 yards and a touchdown on 13 receptions. However, that wasn’t nearly enough, as the rest of the Rams only put together 164 yards altogether. On top of the struggles with finding reliable playmakers, the Buffalo defense was absolutely stalwart. Headlined by the newly acquired Von Miller who recorded two sacks in his debut against his former teammates, Buffalo held the defending champs to zero points in the second half.


The takeaways from this game are that the Bills are just as good, if not better than we thought they would be, and that the Rams have legitimate issues that will likely cause problems for them throughout the season. But there are plenty of games left in the new NFL season!


Watch: Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams Game Highlights


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Buffalo Bills Make Statement by Beating up on Defending Champion Los Angeles Rams

Bleacher Report: Odell Beckham Jr. ‘Overwhelmed’ with Emotion While Attending Rams vs. Bills Opener


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