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Buffalo Bills rookies shine in victory over Oakland Raiders

Every rookie who played significant time had a big role

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills rookies continue to impress on a consistent basis. This week, the rookie who had been earning a lot of grief finally stepped up, an injury replacement made a couple big plays, and the first rounder is a bona fide stud.

Wide receiver Zay Jones had not exactly been a fan favorite through the first six games of the season, but against the Oakland Raiders he had his best game so far. Jones was targeted on the Bills first offensive play of the day and was able to haul it in. Overall, Jones caught three balls for 32 yards. The only balls thrown in his area that he missed were near impossible catches. Jones even made an impressive catch, but could not keep his feet in bounds due to an errant throw from quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Maybe this is the type of game Jones needs to get confidence and become more reliable.

Linebacker Matt Milano continued to impress during his time as a replacement for the injured Ramon Humber. Milano had four tackles and two passes defended on the day, but two of his plays stand above the rest. Milano was able to recover a fumble late in the first half and return it all the way for a touchdown after plucking it from the air. Then early in the second half Milano forced a fumble on a punt return and the Bills recovered deep in Raiders territory. Milano kept the momentum in the Bills favor, helping to put the game out of reach.

What more can we say about Tre’Davious White? The rookie from LSU is a star in the making. After the team gave up a few catches to Amari Cooper on the opening drive, White began to shadow the Pro Bowl receiver and virtually eliminated him from the game. White seems to get better and better every week.