What we learned from Bills dominant Week 1 victory vs. Rams

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The Buffalo Bills spoiled the Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl homecoming with a 31-10 defeat of the defending champions.

The Bills were impressive in multiple facets of the game, showing why Buffalo is the Super Bowl favorite for the 2022 season.

With, that, here’s what we learned from the Bills’ win over the Rams:

Josh Allen is ridiculously good

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Allen is among the preseason NFL MVP favorites for a good reason.

The QB dominates virtually every aspect of the offensive game plan. He was decisive and accurate, rendering the Rams defense largely ineffective.

When called upon, Allen extended plays and put his receivers in great positions to make big plays. The signal-caller went 26-of-31 for 297 passing yards. Allen added 56 rushing yards on ten carries. He started off the season in style with four total touchdowns. To top it off, Allen made the stiff arm of the season in Week 1, tossing aside Rams defensive back Nick Scott

This is a championship-caliber defensive line

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Leslie Frazier and Sean McDermott must be salivating over what they have on the defensive line. The unit destroyed the Los Angeles offensive line, using several linemen as turnstiles on the way to a seven-sack night.

More impressively. the Bills only rushed four players all evening. Buffalo also only allowed 52 rushing yards to the Rams.

Too many offensive weapons

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Defenses are going to be dizzy trying to defend the weapons on the Buffalo offense. Stefon Diggs made Jalen Ramsey look like a junior varsity backup all night. Isaiah McKenzie and Gabriel Davis found the end zone. Jamison Crowder made solid catches when called upon. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss helped move the ball on the ground.

There’s an embarrassment of riches on the Bills offense. More impressively, everyone is getting touches.

Ken Dorsey is comfortable in offensive coordinator role

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Any concerns of how Dorsey would respond in his first NFL game were put to rest with this game.

Dorsey put the Bills in ideal opportunities to succeed all night. The play calls were perfect, keeping the Rams off balance all night. Dorsey used his talent extremely well, and it paid off on a national stage

It wasn't perfect

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We’re going to take a moment to dial back the love fest for Buffalo’s performance.

Remember, this is just for a moment. The Bills did commit four turnovers. The two interceptions were tough, but the two fumbles were inexcusable.

The silver lining is that Buffalo can dominate a team, lose the turnover battle, and still win by three touchdowns. It’s going to be scary how good this team will be when they put together a total performance with fewer mistakes.

This defense is something

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Let’s return to the impressive play of the defense.

The Bills rolled out with two rookie corners and a former seventh-round pick working on the boundary.

The pass rush, along with the leadership of the safety duo of Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, helped the defense succeed in spite of a perceived weakness.

It looks like the Bills are going to be fine while Tre’Davious White recovers from his ACL tear.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire