In a 38-10 blowout loss, the Raiders vs Bills game didn’t turn out so well for the Silver and Black. The ground game was nearly non-existent and not much happened in the air either as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw 16 for 24 with 185 passing yards and one lone touchdown.
Garoppolo was held accountable for his two interceptions, which killed any chance the Raiders had against one of the best teams in the league in the Bills. On the other end, Bills QB John Allen had a near perfect game with 274 yards, 3 touchdowns, and zero picks on 31 completions through 37 passing attempts.
Bills running back James Cook also had a career day, running for 123 yards on 17 carries for a 7.2 yard per carry average. Bills receiver Gabe Davis and Raiders receiver Davante Adams led their teams in both targets and yardage, and both caught one touchdown pass each.
After a stunning loss to the New York Jets in Week 1, Buffalo had to turn it around. The Raiders were in the wrong place at the wrong time as Highmark Stadium roared throughout the game. Got to give credit to the Bills defense with Terrel Bernard catching his first career interception off Garoppolo.
Bills linebacker Matt Milano also put in a tremendous effort as he pressured both Garoppolo and Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, ending any hope for Las Vegas had to get back into the game.
“I thought we created some momentum at the beginning of the game. But momentum is just a word,” said Raiders coach Josh McDaniels. “We need to play well, and coach well, for 60 minutes. We can’t just live off the momentum of a drive. We had five decent plays and then didn’t play very well the rest of the game.”
The Las Vegas Raiders will have to shrug this one off and keep their head up as they head to Week 3 in a matchup against the 1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers.