Bills demolish Titans in home-opening blowout win

Buffalo improves to 2-0 with a 41-7 victory in the 2022 home opener
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Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Bills opened the home portion of their 2022 schedule in prime-time against the Tennessee Titans at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. It ended up not being much of a contest in the end, as the Bills dominated with a 41-7 win to improve to 2-0 early on the season.

The Bills received the opening kick-off and got to work right away. Quarterback Josh Allen lead the offense 75 yards down the field in just under six minutes, capping the drive off with a short 11-yard touchdown pass to full back Reggie Gilliam.

The Titans matched the Bills in their first drive. After a few untimely penalties and a failed challenge call, All-Pro running back Derrick Henry punched the ball into the end zone from two yards out to tie the game at 7-7.

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After an unsuccessful drive from each team, the Bills offense drove down the field into field goal range. After a false start penalty on fourth down, kicker Tyler Bass was called onto the field and nailed a 49-yard field goal attempt that gave the Bills a 10-7 lead.

The Bills defense came up big on the next drive for the Titans, giving the offense a chance on the field once again. This time, Allen continued the attack through the air with the drive ending with a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs that gave the Bills a 17-7 lead.

The Titans were unable to convert on their fourth-consecutive drive coming out of halftime, which gave the Bills the ball on their own 20-yard line. After getting just beyond midfield, Allen unleashed a 46-yard bomb to Diggs for their second connection of the game.

On their very next drive, the Bills were forced to punt for the first time this season, but it didn't mean the Titans would get the ball. After a botched punt by Tennessee that Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson recovered on the Titans' 20-yard line, Bass was called on again to make a 37-yard field goal to extend the Buffalo lead to 27-7.

Bills safety Jordan Poyer came up with a big interception of the Titans on the next drive, which allowed Allen and Diggs to continue their dominant play. This time, Allen escaped the blitz and found Diggs open up the middle with a 14-yard touchdown pass, their third of the game.

The offensive woes for the Titans continued on their next drive, where this time it was linebacker Matt Milano picking off quarterback Ryan Tannehill and returning it 43 yards for a pick-six.

The score from Milano ended up capping the scoring for the night, as the two teams exchanged punts for the remainder of the game with no changes on the scoreboard.

Buffalo was able to give Allen, Diggs, and a number of other starters the rest of the night off in the third quarter with the lead being 34 points with 3:49 remaining.

With their back ups in towards the end of the game, the Bills were able to kneel out the remaining time on the clock.

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GAME SUMMARY

First Quarter:

- 7-0 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (9:07) - Josh Allen lobs an 11-yard pass to Reggie Gilliam for a touchdown. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yards, 5:53

- 7-7 TIE: Titans touchdown (5:23) - Derrick Henry punches it in from two yards out for a touchdown. (Randy Bullock's extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:44

Second Quarter:

- 10-7 BUFFALO: Bills field goal (7:20) - Tyler Bass' 49-yard field goal attempt is good.
Drive info: 6 plays, 51 yards, 2:34

- 17-7 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (1:00) - Josh Allen tosses a four-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 77 yards, 4:10

Third Quarter:

- 24-7 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (10:18) - Josh Allen unleashes a 46-yard bomb to Stefon Diggs for a touchdown. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:26

- 27-7 BUFFALO: Bills field goal (7:32) - Tyler Bass' 37-yard field goal attempt is good.
Drive info: 4 plays, 1 yard, 0:50 

- 34-7 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (5:34) - Josh Allen fires a 14-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 51 yards, 1:13

- 41-7 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown - Matt Milano picks off a Ryan Tannehill pass and returns it 43 yards for a touchdown. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)

Fourth Quarter:

- NO SCORING PLAYS

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What's next:

The Bills will have a shorter week heading into their third game of the season, where they travel to South Florida to take on the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. This game will decide the early leader of the AFC East with both teams currently 2-0 and tied for the division lead.

Kickoff for Week 3 is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on the official voice of the Buffalo Bills - WGR Sports Radio 550.

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