The Buffalo Bills had a statement victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams to open up their 2022 season.
It was a total team effort, with quarterback Josh Allen leading the way with 26 completions for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
He also added 56 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown.
Their defense also came up big by shutting down the Rams in the second half.
They also sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford seven times and picked him off thrice.
Aside from their stellar effort on both sides of the ball, they also achieved a feat that hasn’t been done in NFL history.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) September 13, 2022
The Bills made zero punts in three of their last four regular-season games, making them the first team to achieve that feat since punts were tracked in 1939.
However, they must clean up their act because some of their drives ended with interceptions and fumbles.
Still, the Bills completed four touchdown drives, while kicker Tyler Bass was perfect with one field goal and four extra points.
The Bills Punter Carousel
Buffalo had Matt Haack as their punter last season.
However, they selected Matt Araiza in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
The arrival of “Punt God” made Haack expendable, leading him to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.
Meanwhile, the Bills also released Araiza due to an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred during his time at San Diego State.
Sam Martin was brought in at the last minute to hold down the job.
But given the dominance they showed against the Rams in Week 1, there’s a chance they might steamroll over the opposition, which lessens the need for a punter.