Buffalo Bills cruise in win over Washington Football Team
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Buffalo Bills brought home a big win against the Washington Football Team Sunday, and the action started right from the jump.
Buffalo got on the board early when quarterback Josh Allen connected with newcomer wideout Emmanuel Sanders on a 28-yard touchdown pass to put the Bills up 7-0. And they weren’t done there. The team came out swinging with two more scores en route to a 21-0 lead early, thanks in part to three touchdown passes from Allen.
Washington made things interesting off a 73-yard touchdown catch and run by running back Antonio Gibson and a touchdown run by quarterback Taylor Heinicke.
Earlier this week, Allen talked about the need to find a rhythm. Found one quite effortlessly right away. #Bills https://t.co/MrLNE5LEnj— Jackson Roberts (@WHEC_JRoberts) September 26, 2021
End of 1st Q: 7-0 #Bills— Jackson Roberts (@WHEC_JRoberts) September 26, 2021
Allen: 11-14, 119 Yds
The lead was eventually cut to 21-14, but Buffalo widened the gap thanks in part to two Tyler Bass field goals, which had the Bills in the driver’s seat 27-14 at the half.
Bills tack on a 48 yd FG that’s good as the half comes to a close.— Jackson Roberts (@WHEC_JRoberts) September 26, 2021
We mentioned the Sanders-Allen connection, well, the two teamed up yet again as Allen found his friend yet again in the end zone to open the second half.
From there, it was all Buffalo.
Allen would punch in a score on the ground to cap off a five-touchdown day as Buffalo cruised to a 43-21 win over the Football Team. The defense also made its mark as safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer each picked off Washington’s Taylor Heinicke.
Mitch Trubisky in for Buffalo.— Jackson Roberts (@WHEC_JRoberts) September 26, 2021
Allen’s day: 32-43, 358 Yds & 4 TD pass, TD run. ??
That’s it. 43-21 #Bills is your final.— Jackson Roberts (@WHEC_JRoberts) September 26, 2021
(2-1) on the year. They’ve got Houston at home next week.
Allen finished the day 32-43 with 358 yards. Even with the monster day from Sanders, wideout Cole Beasley led the team with 11 catches for 98 yards.
This was the first football game at Highmark Stadium to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over the age of 12.
Buffalo (2-1) will host the Houston Texans next Sunday at 1 p.m. Washington (1-2) will travel to Atlanta.
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