Bills-Rams: More about Buffalo’s dominance or L.A.’s poor play?

Within the NFL’s opening sport of the 2022 season, the Buffalo Bills confirmed why they’re the odds-on-favorite to win Tremendous Bowl LVII. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Rams confirmed why they’ve loads of work to do as a way to get again to championship kind.              

The Bills received in a 31-10 stomping of the Rams in Los Angeles, intercepting Matthew Stafford thrice whereas Josh Allen threw three touchdowns and rushed for an additional. 

Shannon Sharpe, who picked the Rams to win the Tremendous Bowl forward of the season, thought Thursday’s sport was extra in regards to the Bills’ domination fairly than the Rams’ poor play. 

“Well I’m like a two or a three [on a scale of 1-to-10] — I’m not overly concerned,” Sharpe stated on Friday’s “Undisputed.” “I understand it’s the first game of the season, and they still have 16 games to play, but the Buffalo Bills are legit. I have to give them their credit. 

“However the Rams did not put forth their finest effort. Perhaps that had rather a lot to do with Buffalo getting after them on the defensive facet of the soccer. I believe that is actually the place they took the sport over, particularly when you may go get seven sacks, stress Matthew Stafford and you actually do not need to blitz.”

Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense excels in Week 1

Shannon Sharpe shouldn’t be overly involved in regards to the Rams’ efficiency in opposition to the Bills in Week 1.

Along with praising the Bills’ front-seven, Sharpe additionally praised Allen’s capability to make performs together with his legs as he ran for 56 yards on 10 carries. Allen additionally accomplished 26 of 31 passes for 297 yards. The one blemishes the Bills had got here within the first half when Allen threw a pair of interceptions and rookie operating again James Prepare dinner dedicated a fumble. 

Sharpe believes that Buffalo ought to’ve received by a good bigger margin, however will wait to hit the panic button for Los Angeles. 

“They got 31 points and they had three [first-half] turnovers,” Sharpe stated. “That game really should’ve been over at the half. If they don’t turn over the ball like they did in the first half, I’m afraid that’s probably a 24-10 game at the half and for all intents and purposes, that game is over.

“However examine with me in 4 or 5 weeks. If [the Rams] are nonetheless struggling like this to run the ball, in the event that they’re nonetheless struggling like this to guard Matthew Stafford, it is going to be an extended season. However Sean McVay goes again to the drafting board and has 10 days to arrange for his subsequent opponent, and I consider he’ll [have the Rams prepared].”

Skip Bayless, then again, is dialing up the panic meter for the Rams.

“My stage of concern skyrockets as much as a 9,” Bayless said. “I believe the Rams are in hassle. They obtained uncovered in each method, form, and kind by a superior soccer staff.

“I give you everything you said about the Buffalo Bills – it was a night of nights. It was a showcase from the opening tip because they went ‘Bam!’ right down your throat and touchdown [on the opening drive]. I was like, ‘Really?’”

Bayless, specifically, expressed concern for Stafford. The Rams quarterback accomplished 29 of 41 passes for 240 yards to go together with a landing and three interceptions. He is additionally been battling an elbow damage which he reportedly had surgical procedure on over the offseason. 

“There were many times last night where Matthew Stafford started to look like Detroit Matt,” Bayless stated. “He started to do some of the things a little out of control, a little rambling and gambling excess that we saw in Detroit that got him in too much trouble. 

“Down the stretch final season, he rode the magic carpet as a result of as soon as he obtained sizzling, he stayed sizzling all through the playoffs.”

Bills’ protection dominates in Week 1

Bills' defense dominates in Week 1

The Bills’ dominant defensive efficiency has Skip Bayless involved in regards to the Rams.

Bayless additionally believes Stafford’s lacking Odell Beckham Jr. as Allen Robinson recorded only one catch. 

“Last night, they couldn’t guard [Cooper Kupp], but there was no Odell last night,” Bayless stated. “I don’t know what happened to Allen Robinson, but clearly Matthew Stafford doesn’t trust him yet. He has no wavelength with him. He wouldn’t look for him.”

The Rams will look to bounce again in Week 2 in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons whereas the Bills host the Tennessee Titans.


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