Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen connects with Stefon Diggs on a 53-yard touchdown pass

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Buffalo Bills extended their lead on the Los Angeles Rams with a highlight-reel worthy catch by Stefon Diggs on a Bomb from quarterback Josh Allen. The score extended Buffalo’s lead to 31-10.

To open what would become a dominant half, the Bills offense looked sharp, going 63 yards on eight plays and finishing with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Allen to wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie to put the Bills up 17-10.

McKenzie got open quickly and Allen found him for a fast Strike straight to the end zone. The touchdown pass was out of Allen’s hands in 1.63 seconds, his second-quickest release on a touchdown in the last two seasons.

The Bills continued their trend of not punting in the game deep into the third quarter.

Allen did not throw an incompletion on the drive but did have an impressive run of eight yards that ended with a strong stiff arm on Rams safety Nick Scott.

To start the game, Allen finished a perfect first drive with a 26-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Gabe Davis.

On third-and-1 from the Rams’ 26-yard line, Allen, on the run, found Davis wide open after he scrambled outside the pocket to give Davis time to get open downfield. It is the first time the Bills have scored a touchdown on their first drive of the season since 2011 at the Chiefs (Ryan Fitzpatrick touchdown pass to Scott Chandler).

The quarterback was perfect on the opening drive of the game, completing all five of his passes for 58 yards, including the score. The five tie his most completions without an incompletion on an opening drive in his career. He also completed his first five on the opening drive of 2020 in Week 16 against the Patriots.

They connected with four different receivers on the drive.


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