Buffalo Bills beat Houston Texans in a 40-0 win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC/AP) — The Bills defeated the Houston Texans, 40-0, for their second shutout in four games. It’s the first Buffalo has pitched two shutouts in a season since 1990. Josh Allen connected with Dawson Knox for two Bills touchdowns

The last time both teams met, Texans beat the Bills 22-19, OT, on Jan. 4, 2020, at Houston in the AFC wild-card playoff. Last week the Texans lost to Panthers 24-9 and the Bills beat Washington 43-21.

Bills are currently watching QB Davis Mills who had 19 of 28 for 168 yards and a touchdown in his first career start last week with former Bills starter Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley believes the Texans played too conservatively against the Panthers to try and protect Mills. But Culley says Mills showed he can handle a lot more, so that won’t be the case this week.

The Texans on the other hand, are keeping a close eye on 2020 All-Pro WR Stefon Diggs has 19 catches for 191 yards and a TD, but has yet to top 70 yards receiving in his first three games. After QB Josh Allen focused his attention on Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders last week, don’t think he’s forgotten about his favorite target from last season.

The key matchup for the game is Mills vs. Bills’ defense. Buffalo hasn’t been kind to quarterbacks with 16 or fewer career starts. The Bills are 9-0 in that category since the start of the 2019 season, not including a 35-0 win over Miami in Week 2, when Tua Tagovailoa was sidelined in the first quarter. In those nine wins, Buffalo has allowed an average 215.5 yards passing, a combined 10 TDs passing with 24 sacks and 13 interceptions.

The Bills got off to a slow start in the first quarter but 30 minutes into the game Allen threw to Dawson Knox for 25 yards for a touchdown, making it 7-0.

In the second quarter, Bills found the momentum!


INJURIES: Texans WR Danny Amendola will likely miss his second straight game with a thigh injury. CB Terrance Mitchell, who sustained a concussion against the Panthers, is also dealing with an illness and could sit out Sunday. C Justin Britt was limited in practice this week but is expected to play. S Justin Reid could miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Bills starting Jordan Poyer (left ankle) and starting left guard Jon Feliciano (concussion) have been ruled out. Nickel cornerback Taron Johnson is listed as questionable with a groin injury.

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