It’s not too crazy to imagine that years from now you’ll be sitting around remembering the 2022 Buffalo Bills in the same conversation as the 1989 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Washington, 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1999 State. Louis Rams or one of the greatest teams of all time.

That’s the Bills’ ceiling. Whether they will reach those heights remains to be seen. First, they have to worry about elimination in the AFC East, like the Miami Dolphins, and a playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs that won’t be at Arrowhead Stadium. There are only two games left in the season. There is a long way to go.

But so far this season, the Bills have been absolutely dominant. They beat the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in the opener, then beat the Tennessee Titans 41-7 on Monday night, bettering the AFC’s No. 1 seed last season. . The Titans may not be the same team this season, but it was still an impressive effort by the Bills.

Injuries happen and many teams have started the season so quickly that they fade a bit. It’s a long season. It’s hard not to be excited about where this Bills season could be headed.

Bills dominate the Titans.

Before the opening kickoff, fired-up Bills fans were chanting that this team could bring home the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. The Bills then drove down the field and scored their first touchdown when fullback Reggie Gilliam broke up a pass from Josh Allen to reach the end zone.

The Titans responded with a Derrick Henry rush after that, but it will be a long time until we see more signs of life in the Tennessee offense. It wasn’t even the Titans’ charge. The Bills may have the best defense in the NFL this season.

They might also have the best offense in the NFL.

The Bills were just as good as the Titans on both sides of the ball, but the offense is what everyone is talking about. Allen threw three touchdowns to Stefon Diggs. One on a modified play, Allen spun back to the right and found Diggs in the end zone on fourth-and-1. He later wound up throwing it up the middle of the field to Diggs for a 46-yard touchdown. A little later in the third quarter, Diggs scored another touchdown.

Diggs had 148 yards on the night when he scored his third touchdown. In that span, the Titans had 112 yards as a team. Allen was benched late in the third quarter as the game spiraled out of control. He had 317 passing yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters.

With 8:33 left in the third quarter, something strange happened. The bills were sent to Punt’s team. It was the first time the Bills had trailed all season after about six and a half quarters. The Titans held the fair and Buffalo recovered.

Everything is going right for Buffalo early this season.

Stefon Diggs and the Buffalo Bills performed well in a win over the Titans.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Stefon Diggs and the Buffalo Bills performed well in a win over the Titans. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

The bill protection also seems to be very good

The Bills’ defense shut down Henry, and the Titans didn’t have another counterattack. Henry had just 25 yards on 13 carries. Ryan Tannehill had just 117 yards passing and a 32.7 passer rating. Some are Titans, but ask the Rams: The Bills’ defense is tough to beat.

The Titans had 75 yards on their first drive and then 42 yards on their next six possessions. The Titans’ possessions from Henry’s jam until the time Tane Hill left the game: punt, punt, end of half, punt, punt, interception, interception. The Titans simply couldn’t find a way to move the ball.

The defense also scored a goal. Bills linebacker Matt Milano picked off Tannehill and returned it 43 yards. That gave the Bills a 41-7 lead with 3:49 left in the third quarter. The Titans pulled Tane Hill then and gave rookie Malik Willis some playing time. It’s not like the Titans could come back with Tannehill, and he was often pressured by the Bills’ pass rush. If Buffalo wanted to run up the score, they could have won by 50 or 60.

The Bills offense, led by Allen and Diggs, is enough to make them a dangerous team in the playoffs. Defense alone wins a lot of games while on the other hand only a mediocre offense does. Combine the two and the Bills could be in for a special season.

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