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NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Buffalo Bills 31, Los Angeles Rams 10

Inglewood, California, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) scores a touchdown on Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner (45) in the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills kicked off the 2022 regular season with a 31-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.

Buffalo's Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs combined for 122 yards and a touchdown through the air to give Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey a night he'd likely rather forget. Meanwhile, Rams QB Matthew Stafford was sacked seven times and threw three interceptions as the L.A. offense struggled to get anything going.

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Offensive spotlight: Bills quarterback Josh Allen was the star of the show. He went 24-of-29 for 279 yards and three touchdowns from a clean pocket and finished the game with two big-time throws. He added 56 yards and a touchdown from 10 rushing attempts, too.

Defensive spotlight: Von Miller‘s Bills career got off on the right foot, as the 11-year veteran recorded two sacks and three hurries from 25 pass-rush snaps. Per PFF's first review of the game film, he beat his blocker once every five snaps he played.

Rookie spotlight: Bills cornerback Christian Benford played 39 snaps. He was targeted five times, allowing three catches for 55 yards. He gave up two open targets but also forced an incompletion.

Offensive line spotlight: According to PFF's first-run analysis, the Rams' offensive line gave up seven sacks, four hits and 13 hurries from 50 snaps. That 48.0% pressure rate is the team's seventh-worst single-game mark since 2016.

Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread
BUF -1.5
BUF Covers
O/U 52
Under

Box Score

Passing
Buffalo Bills
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Josh Allen 33.48 26 / 31 297 9.6 3 2
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Matthew Stafford 10.8 29 / 41 240 5.9 1 3
Rushing
Buffalo Bills
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Josh Allen 33.48 10 56 5.6 1 13
Zack Moss 8.6 6 15 2.5 0 8
Devin Singletary 8.2 8 48 6 0 13
James Cook -0.8 1 2 2 0 2
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Darrell Henderson Jr. 12.3 13 47 3.6 0 18
Matthew Stafford 10.8 1 2 2 0 2
Brandon Powell 2.3 1 3 3 0 3
Receiving
Buffalo Bills
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Stefon Diggs 29.2 9 8 122 13.6 1
Gabe Davis 18.8 5 4 88 17.6 1
Isaiah McKenzie 9.9 3 2 19 6.3 1
Zack Moss 8.6 6 6 21 3.5 0
Devin Singletary 8.2 2 2 14 7 0
Jamison Crowder 5.8 4 3 28 7 0
Dawson Knox 1.5 2 1 5 2.5 0
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Cooper Kupp 34.8 15 13 128 8.5 1
Darrell Henderson Jr. 12.3 5 5 26 5.2 0
Tyler Higbee 8.9 11 5 39 3.5 0
Ben Skowronek 6.5 6 4 25 4.2 0
Brandon Powell 2.3 1 1 10 10 0
Allen Robinson II 2.2 2 1 12 6 0
Tutu Atwell 0 1 0 0 0 0

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