INGLEWOOD, Calif. ( Associated Press) — The Bills have lost enough playoff games to know that the season is long, and a win over the champion in the opener could be irrelevant in January.
Yet, having tarnished the party of the winners of the previous Super Bowl, they now see their noble aspirations as more justified.
Josh Allen threw for 297 yards and had four touchdowns, Von Miller had two of Buffalo’s seven sacks against his former teammates, and the Bills made it clear that they could take the Super Bowl title from the Los Angeles Rams this year. want to win. On Thursday 31-10 in the opening game of the campaign.
“We’re going to make the plane that’s taking us back, flip twice tonight,” Miller said. “We are going to celebrate this victory, because we have to. But then we have to go back to the lab.”
Gabe Davis, Isaiah Mackenzie and Stephen Diggs caught touchdown passes for the two-time defending AFC Eastern Champion Bills, who started the 103rd NFL season with four turnovers and a comfortable win. Katia from the same stadium where Rams won the Super about seven months back.
Allen completed 26 of 31 passes, although he had two interceptions. He also had 56 rushing yards, with 4 on the rush, pulling the ball so that the ball hit the line with a 13:27.
The star quarterback took his fair share of punches, but he also took a few outs. He also showed a strong hand in a matchup in which Buffalo’s offense, under new coordinator Ken Dorsey, almost dominated the league’s Monarchs.
Matthew Stafford passed for 240 yards and a touchdown. However, he had three interceptions on a fateful night for the Rams, losing a season opener and falling below the .500 mark for the first time in coach Sean McVay’s six-year tenure.
“It was a very humbling night, where we were able to look in the mirror and realize that we have to get better,” McVay said. “We weren’t prepared for this. And it’s my fault… I made too many decisions that didn’t put us in the best position to succeed.”