Spearheaded by a monster game from LeSean McCoy, the Buffalo Bills beat the Rams in Los Angeles, 30-19.
McCoy ran 18 times for 150 yards — with a long a 53 yards — and was exceptionally elusive for the entirety of the contest.
After jumping out to a 13-3 lead, by way of a Justin Hunter receiving score and a Mike Gillislee touchdown run, the Bills surrendered their lead, and the game was tied at 13 with under two minutes to go in the first half.
Buffalo then orchestrated a 10-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a 23-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter.
Los Angeles played more efficiently at the start of the second half, and tied it up at 16, but Case Keenum was intercepted by Nickell Robey-Coleman, and the Bills cornerback returned the pick 41 yards for a touchdown to give Buffalo a one-touchdown lead.
The Rams defense held Tyrod Taylor, McCoy and Co. in check for the majority of the final two quarters. However, the Bills’ defense was able to keep L.A. out of the end zone after halftime.
With the score 23-19 in the fourth quarter, Jeff Fisher called a rather bold fake punt on 4th and 5 from his own 23 yard line.
Ronald Darby made a sound tackle near the line of scrimmage, giving the Bills the ball Los Angeles’ on the 25 yard line. On the ensuing drive, Taylor scrambled left and found Marquise Goodwin for a touchdown to give Buffalo a 30-19 lead.
To cap the game, USC product Robey-Coleman picked off his second pass of the evening on a 4th and 18 pass from Keenum.
Taylor finished the day 12 of 23 for 124 yards with two touchdowns. Lorenzo Alexander registered three sacks on the day, which brought his season total to seven.
The win marks Buffalo’s first victory on the west coast since... 2004.