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V-Ry: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Bills 38 vs. Raiders 10 


Bills’ defenders gang tackle Josh Jacobs of the Raiders

By V-Ry the Sports Guy, Photos courtesy of the NFL 

The Good 

Quarterback Josh Allen returned to MVP form against the Raiders, showing poise and a strong command of the offense. In the game, Josh Allen completed over 80% of his passes and threw 3 touchdowns. Allen is now the youngest player in NFL history to have at least 5 games with such stats. Running back James Cook had a breakout game, running with finesse, speed, and power. Cook recorded his first career 100 yard game, finishing with 124 yards rushing and 36 yards receiving. 

In this game the run defense was miles ahead of where they were against the Jets, they played with gap integrity and an attacking attitude. The defense held the Raiders to under 50 yards on the ground and starting running back Josh Jacobs to negative yards rushing for the game. The Bills’ linebackers also had a strong game, playing sideline-to-sideline with impressive speed. Both starting linebackers were in on a lot of tackles and had 1 interception each. 

The Bad 

Raiders’ wide receiver Davante Adams had his way with the Bills’ secondary in the first half. Adams scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game and had close to 100 yards receiving by halftime. The Bills could struggle on defense against elite receivers throughout the season. The Bills had a plethora of injuries but they don’t seem to be as serious as they first appeared. 

The Ugly 

Josh Allen continues to be reckless with his body by not sliding and attempting to hurdle defenders while scrambling. 

Josh Allen tries to hurdle a Raiders defender

The Bills held Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs to -2 yards rushing. It was the first time since 1970 that a one time rushing champion was held to negative yardage in a game. 

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