Buffalo Bills Force Four Turnovers In Win Over Raiders
The Buffalo Bills were 4-3 after seven games last year. They're 5-2 this year, but what a huge difference. Coach Sean McDermott has preached about "the process" since the day he arrived and the team has bought in. Veteran players can see it. Fans can see it and the league is beginning to notice as well.
Even without two key defensive starters out with injuries the Bills were able to keep the high powered Oakland Raiders offense in check thanks to four takeaways in Sunday's 34-14 win at NewEra Field. What a game for rookie linebacker Matt Milano. He returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown late in the first half to give the Bills the lead for good, then forced a fumble during a third quarter punt return that the Bills converted into a field goal.
Trae Elston and Micah Hyde also had interceptions. For Hyde it's his fifth interception of the season in seven games. The Bills have now forced three or more turnovers in four straight games.
Big game for LeSean McCoy. He rushed 27 times for 151 yards, both season highs. Tyrod Taylor completed 20 of 27 for 151 yards including a 36 yard hookup with Andre Holmes and a 6-yard touchdown pass to Holmes. Taylor also rushed for a key one-yard touchdown run on fourth and goal from the one.
The Bills are now 4-0 at home for the first time since 1995 and have scored 20 points or more in 13 consecutive home games. That's the most in the NFL.
The Bills are on the road Thursday night in New York against the Jets. They return home to host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 12th.