Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stephon Diggs caught three of Josh Allen’s four touchdown passes as he topped 100 yards, receiving his second consecutive early-season game; Diggs finished with 12 catches for 148 yards and three points.
Josh Allen marked his team’s first start with four touchdown passes, including three to Stephon Diggs, as the Buffalo Bills pulled off a 41-7 landslide victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
Diggs was another standout, providing 12 catches for 148 yards, seeing him score a top 100 yards in each of the first two games of the season.
Meanwhile, the Bills defense limited the Titans to just 182 yards of total offense and only 12 first downs, returning two sacks and forcing four losses, one of which was returned for 43 yards by linebacker Matt Milano for a touchdown.
The wheels fell off for the Titans, especially in the third quarter when they lost 24-0. Ryan Tannehill, who finished 11 of 20 for 117 yards, intercepted on back-to-back possessions and was sent to the bench after Milano’s sixth pick. Rookie QB Malik Willis took control but only completed one of four passes for six yards in his action while he ran the ball four times for 16 yards and lost the fumble.
With the Bills’ 2-0 win, some of the disappointments of the past have been erased, including a 42-16 loss to Tennessee in 2020 and a 34-31 loss last year when Buffalo squandered a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter. and Allen was stuffed on the goal line in the closing seconds.
The Titans (0-2) open the season with a straight loss for the first time in a decade and questions over a defense that conceded 313 yards a week after allowing 238 yards. Meanwhile, star runner Derrick Henry was limited to just 25 yards on 13 carries but scored the team’s only points on a two-yard touchdown.
Both teams suffered injuries, the most serious of which involved Bills defenseman Dane Jackson, who injured his neck in a nasty collision with a teammate. He was taken to the hospital for examination, Bills says that Jackson “had full movement of the limbs.”
Bills quarterback Josh Allen: “When we do what we know we should do, success usually leads to success.