Buffalo Bills glide past Steelers, 38-3 (Now 4-1)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills are back at home against the Steelers. Refresh our game thread throughout for updates and live tweets from Jackson Roberts and Mat Mlodzinski.
Josh Allen fires 98-yard touchdown strike to Gabe Davis
After the Bills fumbled the opening kickoff, they were backed up in their own endzone. On 3rd & 10, he went deep to Gabe Davis for a 98-yard TD score.
Steelers fumble kickoff, Bills take over on Pittsburgh 21-yard line
James Pierre fumbled the Tyler Bass kickoff and Taron Johnson recovered the fumble, setting Allen and the Bills up in scoring position.
Steelers block Bass’s field goal attempt
Pittsburgh muscled up to force a Bills FG attempt from 49 yards. The Steelers’ defense blocked the kick, setting up rookie QB Kenny Pickett just behind midfield.
Pickett leads long drive, Steelers make field goal
Kenny Pickett led a 12-play 50-yard drive in his first career drive as an NFL starter.
It ended in a field goal by Chris Boswell, cutting the Buffalo lead to 7-3.
Bass hits from 35-yards, Buffalo leads 10-3
The Bills hit on a couple of big plays, including a 31-yard reception by Khalil Shakir and a 16-yard rush by Allen.
Pittsburgh stood tall on a 3rd down, forcing the Bills to settle for a field goal.
End of 1st quarter: Bills – 10, Steelers – 3
Former Bill Levi Wallace intercepts Allen in endzone
On the ninth play of a big drive, Allen fired deep to Gabe Davis and was picked off by his former teammate, Levi Wallace.
On the drive, Allen went to a few different names than usual with all of the injuries. Isaiah Hodgins and Quinton Morris both caught 26-yard passes.
Allen goes deep to Davis again, Bills lead 17-3
After connecting on a 98-yard TD pass to Davis in the 1st quarter, Allen tested his luck again, going 62-yards to Davis for another touchdown catch.
Josh Allen now has 261 passing yards in the first half.
Allen finds Diggs for TD, Bills extend lead to 24-3
After forcing another punt, the Bills took over around midfield. Devin Singeltary broke off a 23-yard run which included a penalty on Pittsburgh. Allen found Diggs for his 5th TD catch of the season to go on top by 21 points.
Steelers miss field goal, Buffalo takes over
Boswell misses into the wind from 26-yards out, giving the Bills the ball with 3:39 until halftime.
Khalil Shakir catches first career NFL TD, Bills lead 31-3
Right before halftime, the Bills again drove it down for a passing TD. Allen now has 348 passing yards in the first half.
Allen also became the first Bills QB with 4 TD passes in a half since Jim Kelly in 1994.
Kaiir Elam records 1st career interception, Bills take 31-3 lead into halftime
Elam picked off Kenny Pickett and the Bills took a 28-point lead into the half.
Bills add another TD, go up 38-3
After no scoring in the third quarter, Buffalo added a 5th touchdown, this time on the ground.
Rookie James Cook scored his first TD, running it in from 24-yards out.
After the drive, the Bills have now gone over 500 total offensive yards in the game.