Las Vegas – Not even a pointed left shoulder can deter Josh Allen.
After shedding a thorn in the second quarter, Allen threw two touchdowns and sprinted to another to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 30-23 win over Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.
Allen sculpted the Secondary Raiders, well with the offseason acquisition by Stefon Diggs, who finished six receptions at 115 yards. Allen has completed at least one pass for nine different goals.
“Our men have been breaking their tails in practice, and it’s just my job to give them a chance to play,” Allen said.
Buffalo, who averages the third best 30.75 points in the league, opened 4-0 for the first time in 12 years. The Beals were 3-1 last season, when they played the playoffs.
Las Vegas (2-2) lost their second game in a row and their first at Allegiant’s gleaming new stadium, worth $ 2 billion. Turnover was two and seven costly penalties for raiders.
Riders quarterback Derek Carr finished 32 versus 44 for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Carr, who has yet to make an interception this season, outdid Ken Stapler and set a record for the franchise with 151 professional touchdown passes.
But Allen starred in the first half, when he finished 15 of 20 with two drops, that set the tone. Gabrielle Davis’ 26-yard hit in the opening round was the 13th TD of the season, overtaking Ryan Fitzpatrick (12) for the most touchdowns by a Bills player in the first four matches of the table. Allen also found Cole Beasley at an 11-yard reception to push the Buffalo lead to 14-3.
Bills escaped in fear when Allen was taken into the locker room late in the first half with a shoulder injury. Allen said he fell “funky” on his non-throwing arm after he stretched into the air and dredged an 8-yard left-handed pass to Diggs. He came back on the bench moments later, kneeled in the last game of the half, and came back in the second half to finish where he left off.
“You’re watching the Buffalo attack, they are doing a lot,” said Riders coach John Groden. “The midfielder can complete passes with his left hand. The man is a monster standing back there. They got a good attack.”
Reducing its advance to 17-16, the Buffalo defense emerged by stopping raiders on four successive possessions. Las Vegas brought the ball back to Beals by throwing, fumbling, touching, and another stumble before he scored on final possession.
Buffalo Safety Jordan Boyer said, “We’ve been talking all week, we have to find ways to do plays.” In the first half, we couldn’t get off the field in third place. In the second half, we found some ways to stop playing and banish football. I think that changed the game in a big way. “
When Buffalo wagered 5:13 left in the third quarter, it was the first time the Invaders had been forced to kick since the 7:50 p.m. opener last Sunday in New England. Las Vegas has allowed scores on nine consecutive no-kneel motors.
When the invaders hunted down in the third quarter, this was the first Buffalo forced into 14 consecutive opposing leads, dating back to the fourth quarter of their 31-28 win in Miami in Week 2. The bills had combined to force 11 balls into the first two. Toys; They forced one over the last two.
Buffalo’s two forced defeats were their biggest since he scored twice in the 21-17 win over Cincinnati in the third week of last season.
Las Vegas managed to score their first points in their opening tour of the season when Daniel Carlson fired a field goal from 54 yards. The Raiders were tied for the second most opening points last season with a score of 54.
The presence of mafia bills
Las Vegas resident John Maurer, 59, wasted no time buying tickets to see the bills of his beloved games at Allegant Stadium, in San Francisco, and in Glendale, Arizona. A lifelong Buffalo fan often travels with his daughter Taylor, 26, to see their hometown team. Although the Coronavirus kept fans off the field, it did not stop the Moors from reaching the Raiders’ new home more than four hours before kick-off.
“Bills mafia travels all over the country, regardless of whether we can’t be on the field to support the team,” said Taylor Maurer, whose jacket bearing the Bels logo was marked with the slogan “Bills Mafia” on the back. “They know we’re here to hang out for them.”
Beals: Kornerback Levi Wallace left with a left ankle injury in the first quarter and never came back.
Raiders: Defensive tackle Malik Collins was shot in the shoulder in the third quarter and never came back.
Billing: Travel to Tennessee next Sunday
Raiders: They travel to Super Bowl champion Kansas City next Sunday.
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