Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7: Final score, recap, highlights

Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7: Final score, recap, highlights

Another week, another prime time game for the Buffalo Bills. The Super Bowl favorites are looking for another dominant performance on the big stage.

Buffalo will host the Tennessee Titans at Highmark Stadium at 7:15pm on ESPN. It’s been 10 days since Buffalo overwhelmed the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.

Buffalo will try to keep up with its fellow AFC East teams as the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Jets won Week 2 games on Sunday.

This page will be updated throughout the game.

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Finals: Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7

First, the Bills dismantled last year’s Super Bowl winner. Now, they separated the AFC No. 1 seeds. 1 last season. Buffalo scored the final 34 points after the game was tied at 7 in the first quarter. The Bills led in all three phases and had 414 total yards to the Titans’ 187. Josh Allen completed 26 of 38 passes for four touchdowns. Stefon Diggs had 12 catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns. The Bills intercepted Ryan Tannehill twice, including a pick-six by quarterback Matt Milano.

Bills defense recovers fumble – 10:44 4th quarter

The Bills defense forced another turnover. Malik Willis lost the ball on a run and Boogie Basham recovered it.

Case Keenum comes in at quarterback for Bills – :14 3rd quarter

Buffalo put its backups into offense. Case Keenum’s first action of the season resulted in a three-and-out.

Titans waving the white flag at the end of the third quarter

Rookie quarterback Malik Willis has relieved Ryan Tannehill for the Titans. Derrick Henry has a glove on the sideline.

Matt Milano’s pick six puts Bills up 41-7 – 3:49 3rd quarter

Make that 34 unanswered points for the Bills. Ryan Tannehill threw his second pick in so many possessions and this time it paid off. Linebacker Matt Milano intercepted a pass over the middle and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown.

Josh Allen throws a laser to Stefon Diggs for his third TD – Bills 34, Titans 7

Stefon Diggs isn’t against Titans cornerback much. Josh Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Diggs for their third TD hookup of the game. Allen had his 15th career 300 yard game.

Ryan Tannehill throws an interception to Jordan Poyer – 6:46 3rd quarter

The Bills defense is starting to make big plays. Jordan Poyer picked off a Ryan Tannehill pass after being dropped several times. Poyer punted for the pick at the Buffalo 49 yard line.

Tyler Bass makes a 37-yard field goal – Bills 27, Titans 7

Buffalo only managed 1 yard after the muffed punt but extended its lead on a Tyler Bass field goal.

Bills punt for first time this year and recover fumble – 8:22 3rd quarter

Sam Martin is there. The Buffalo Bills punter saw his first action of the season and it resulted in a Titans turnover. Martin’s end over the last punt went off the shoulder pad of rookie Kyle Philips. Tyrel Dodson jumped the fence near the sideline at the Tennessee 20-yard line.

Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are unstoppable, connect on second TD – Bills 24, Titans 7

The Bills have scored 17 straight points. Josh Allen converted a third-and-9 with a 16-yard pass to Jamison Crowder before the Stefon Diggs show started. Diggs bullied his way for catches of 9 and 8 yards before landing a 46-yard touchdown. Diggs has 10 catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

Dane Jackson on stretcher and ambulance with head injury – :45 2nd quarter

Dane Jackson has suffered an injury and is off the field. Jackson was hurt tackling Treylon Burks after a 12-yard gain in the final minute of the half. Bills teammate Tremaine Edmunds came flying in to help with the tackle and his shoulder sank into Jackson’s helmet. Jackson was wearing Burks and lying on his stomach when his head fell back. He stayed down on his back before medical personnel arrived. An ambulance and a stretcher arrived on the field for Jackson.

The Bills are taking Jackson to Erie County Medical Center for a CT scan and X-rays. He has full range of motion in his arms and legs.

Allen throws TD to Stefon Diggs on fourth down – Bills 17, Titans 7

The buffalo was not good in the short yard. Until that touchdown. Josh Allen avoided pressure after play action and rolled left before throwing back to his right to Stefon Diggs for a 4-yard touchdown with 1:00 left in the second quarter.

Josh Allen beats Jake Kumerow on a deep shot – 3:18 2nd quarter

Buffalo’s possession began with a 5-yard loss by Devin Singletary before Josh Allen took over. Allen hit Dawson Knox over the middle for 16 yards and then went deep to Jake Kumerow down the left sideline for 40 yards. Stefon Diggs made back-to-back catches of 15 and 9 yards to reach the Titans’ 4-yard line at the two-minute warning.

Bud Dupree is doubtful to return from a hip injury.

Derrick Henry blown by Von Miller – 5:43 2nd quarter

Derrick Henry led the possession with 12 yards on six carries. It didn’t get any better for him. Henry picked up 4 yards on first down and then dropped in the backfield for a 4-yard loss to Von Miller. Rookie running back Hassan Haskins caught a short pass for no gain on third down and the Titans went three-and-out.

Three of Henry’s eight carries have gone on a negative yard.

Tyler Bass kicks a 49-yard field goal – Bills 10, Titans 7

Buffalo went eight plays and 46 yards and took the lead with a field goal. Josh Allen opened the possession with a 28-yard strike over the middle to Isaiah McKenzie. Two Titans penalties gave the Bills a first down at the Titans’ 35-yard line. The Titans appeared to jump on fourth-and-1 but Buffalo’s Greg Van Roten, who is under center for Mitch Morse, was called for a false start for not being in the neutral zone. That forced a 49-yard field goal attempt by Tyler Bass.

Tennessee punt after penalty stalling punt – 9:54 2nd quarter

Ryan Tannehill converted a third and 1 with a 2 yard run. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds came up the middle to sack Tannehill for an 8-yard loss but three plays later hit Treylon Burks for a 16-yard gain on third-and-long. A 17-yard screen pass to Robert Woods ended with a masking penalty on center Ben Jones and halted Tennessee’s momentum. The Titans completed two short passes before Ryan Stonehouse won on fourth-and-22. Jamison Crowder returned the punt 10 yards for the ’18 Bills.

Bills turn it over on downs – 1:18 1st quarter

Buffalo’s offense hasn’t been worse this year but it has been stopped. The Bills went for it on fourth-and-1 from the Titans’ 31. A blitz set up safety Josh Allen, who tried to throw the ball as it was wrapped and almost intercepted.

Derrick Henry powers for a touchdown on fourth down – Bills 7, Titans 7

Ryan Tannehill opened Tennessee’s first possession with a 14-yard completion to rookie Treylon Burks. The Titans gained the next on a pass-rushing penalty on defensive end Greg Rousseau. Tannehill hit tight end Austin Hooper for 10 yards to put the Titans in the red zone. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine caught a 13-yard pass on third-and-14 to set up a fourth from the 2-yard line. Derrick Henry lowered his shoulder for the crash.

Reggie Gilliam breaks tackle, scores on Buffalo’s first possession – Bills 7, Titans 0

Buffalo’s prolific offense put the ball first. Josh Allen started with a short end to Stefon Diggs and then Devin Singletary burst up the middle for a 16-yard gain. Bills center Mitch Morse was injured on the fourth play from scrimmage but was able to walk away under his own power. Josh Allen picked up 10 yards and a scramble that didn’t make it and blocked a defender on third-and-9. Allen connected with Jake Kumerow on third-and-8 for 11 yards. Buffalo converted another third down with a 12-yard reception by Dawson Knox. Reggie Gilliam got the Bills on the board. Josh Allen found Gilliam with a short finish and the full-back left with little use of a tackle and then ran down the left for a crash. Josh Allen completed passes to five different receivers on the drive.

Bills and Titans inactive on Monday Night Football

Titans: RB Julius Chestnu, CB Kristian Fulton, RB Dontrell Hilliard, OL Jamarco Jones, LB Derrek Tuszka.

Bills: WR Gabriel Davis, OL Tommy Doyle, DB Cam Lewis, DL Ed Oliver, DL Tim Settle, LB Baylon Spector, TE Tommy Sweeney.

This article originally appeared on the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7: Final score, recap, highlights

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