The Buffalo Bills amazing start to the season continued as they welcomed the Super Bowl contending Seattle Seahawks at Bills Stadium in upstate New York.
The Bills got on the board first on their first drive of the game with a 25-yard catch by wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. Shortly after John Allen threw a one-yard pass to tight end Tyler Kroft for a touchdown, putting the Bills 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Allen continued his MVP contending season with 31 completions, 415 passing yards three touchdown passes and no interceptions on Sunday.
The Seahawks finally got on the board in the middle of the second quarter when Russell Wilson ran the ball in for a one-yard rushing touchdown. The Bills immediately responded with a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Gabriel Davis. A 45-yard field goal by kicker Jason Myers gave the Bills a 24-10 lead at the end of the first half.
The Seahawks began to look like they had some life in them as they cut the Bills lead by seven with a four-yard touchdown run by running back DeeJay Dallas.
The fourth quarter was the turning point of the game, where the Bills took full control of the game. Running back Zack Moss ran the ball in the end zone for a one-yard touchdown in the beginning of the fourth to extend the Bills lead. In their next drive Josh Allen also ran the football into the end zone to give the Bills a 41-20 lead over the Seahawks.
Wilson responded with an incredible 55-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver David Moore. Wilson also threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DK Metcalf. Wilson had a decent game with 28 completions, 390 passing yards and two touchdown passes with two interceptions. The Seahawks late efforts were not enough as they took the loss to the Bills 44-34.
The Seahawks defense continues to show struggles, even with the return of safety Jamal Adams. The defense has now given up 118 points in just the last three games. Adams was not happy with his poor performance on Sunday, but is ready to drop it and move on to the next game.
“I’m not happy with my performance,” Adams said to ESPN. “Obviously I… had a lot of rust for myself, just based on my standard. And obviously just not getting a win, that definitely hurts and it stings, but the good thing about this game is that you can move on and you have another opportunity the following week, so that’s my focus.”
Head coach Pete Carroll is not pointing fingers at anyone for the loss, he just wants the team to improve as a whole if they want to make a run to the Super Bowl. “We’re going to hang together,” said Carroll after the game to ESPN. “We’re not going to point the finger. We’re not going to be calling anybody out. We’re going to stay together, stay tight and turn it back around again.”
As for the Bills, head coach Sean McDermott gave a speech in the locker describing this win as a “Hell of a win”.
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Josh Allen also reacted to the win, as he is excited to continue the push to the playoffs. “As a whole team, we took care of business today,” Allen said according to the New York Post. “Sitting here at 7-2, we’re excited about what we can and how we play, but we understand seven wins doesn’t get you into the playoffs.” This game was especially special for Allen as he dedicated this win to his grandmother who passed away on Saturday night.
With this win, the Bills sit atop of the AFC East with a 7-2 record. They will travel to Glendale next week to play a pivotal game against the Arizona Cardinals. As for the Seahawks, they are still first in the NFC West with a 6-2 record as they head to Inglewood California for a NFC West matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.