Despite last weekend’s lifeless performance still fresh in fans’ minds, the Buffalo Bills came out in Week 3 and completely flipped the script, taking down the Denver Broncos 26-16 at New Era Field.
A week ago, the Bills failed to score a touchdown. On Sunday they found the endzone once in each half. The only constant over the two games: the Bills defense.
Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian looked much like a young quarterback after halftime against the Bills, throwing two interceptions and failing to find the endzone. The entire Broncos offense was limited to 155 yards after halftime.
With the Bills trailing 16-13 in the 3rd quarter, Tyrod Taylor marched the offense down the field on a 4-play, 69-yard drive resulting in a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay. The Bills never trailed again after that.
Though he was sacked four times and didn’t rack up huge chunks of yards, Taylor was highly efficient under center, completing 20 of 26 pass attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor also rushed for 13 yards and picked up a crucial first down during the Bills final scoring drive.
The new era at New Era Field also includes new Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka. The 32-year old kicker was a perfect 4-for-4 in the kicking game including field goals of 49, 53, and 55 yards.
The Bills next take their 2-1 record on the road to face the reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 1st at 1pm.