The Buffalo Bills (3-0) travel to Sin City to take on the Las Vegas Raiders (2-1) at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sunday with a chance to start a season 4-0 for just the ninth time in franchise history, and the first time since 2008.
AFC Offensive Player of the Month Josh Allen is a huge reason why the Bills have stormed out to an undefeated start in 2020. Buffalo’s third-year quarterback leads the AFC in passing yards (1,038), yards per attempt (9.1), passer rating (124.8), passing touchdowns (10), and total touchdowns (12) for a Bills offense that is averaging an AFC-leading 31 points per game.
In a come-from-behind, 35-32 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, Allen surpassed 300 yards passing for the third straight game after never eclipsing 300 yards in his first 28 games. The Bills squandered a 28-3 lead and trailed 32-28 before Allen connected with tight end Tyler Kroft on a three-yard touchdown pass with just 15 seconds left. It was Kroft’s second TD catch of the day. Devin Singletary rushed for 71 yards on 13 carries (an average of 5.5 yards per rush) and added four catches for 50 yards, Cole Beasley hauled in six passes for 100 yards, and rookie Gabriel Davis dazzled with four grabs for 81 yards.
Matt Milano and A.J. Epenesa each had sacks, Levi Wallace added an interception, Jordan Poyer added 13 tackles (10 solo) and Taron Johnson had 10 tackles (9 solo) for a Bills defense that struggled in the second half, allowing Jared Goff to engineer touchdown drives on four straight possessions, while failing to get after the quarterback.
Buffalo’s opponent, the Raiders, are coming off a 36-20 setback vs. the New England Patriots in Week 3 in a game where running back Rex Burkhead scored three TDs and New England racked up 250 rushing yards against Vegas. Derek Carr completed 24 of 32 passes for 261 yards with two TDs and Josh Jacobs rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries, but Carr lost two fumbles (including one in the end zone) that led to 10 points for the Patriots and Jacobs also had a fumble in the loss. Maxx Crosby recorded two sacks for Vegas vs. the Patriots.
This will be the 42nd meeting all-time between the Bills and Raiders.
The Raiders lead the series 21-20, with Buffalo prevailing 34-14 on Oct. 29, 2017 at New Era Field behind LeSean McCoy (151 rushing yards and one TD) and Tyrod Taylor (20 of 27 passing for 165 yards and one TD). The Bills picked off Carr twice and Milano scooped up a fumble and raced 40 yards for a TD in the win.
The Bills have won three of the last five games against the Raiders, but the Raiders won the last matchup that took place on the West Coast, 38-24 on Dec. 4, 2016 in a game where Buffalo blew a 24-9 third-quarter lead by allowing 29 unanswered points to end the game.
Buffalo is currently listed as a three-point favorite. Here are all the ways to catch Sunday’s game from home:
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Time: 4:25 p.m. EDT
Channel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 and CFTO 9 in Buffalo, WIVB 4 and WROC 8 in Rochester, WTVH 5 in Syracuse and Utica, WBNG 12 in Binghamton, Elmira and Syracuse, and WENY 36-2 in Elmira. It now has a massive TV audience nationally. View the broadcast map.
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst).
Location: Allegiant Stadium | Las Vegas, NV
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Steve Tasker with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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- Full participant Friday: WR John Brown (calf), LT Dion Dawkins (shoulder), LB Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder), S Micah Hyde (ankle), DT Quinton Jefferson (foot), TE Dawson Knox (concussion), DT Ed Oliver (knee).
- Limited participant: QB Jake Fromm (not injury-related), RB Zack Moss (toe), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (quad).
- Did not practice: DE Mario Addison (knee).
- Ruled out: Phillips. Questionable: Addison and Moss.
Las Vegas Raiders
- Full participant Friday: G/T Denzelle Good (thumb), DT Jonathan Hankins (shoulder), FB Alec Ingold (ankle/quad), RB Josh Jacobs (hip/knee), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), LB Cory Littleton (knee), G John Simpson (shoulder), TE Darren Waller (knee), T Sam Young (groin), CB Nevin Lawson (ankle).
- Limited participant: S Johnathan Abram (shoulder/thumb).
- Did not practice: CB Damon Arnette (wrist/thumb), T Trent Brown (calf), WR Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle), WR Rico Gafford (hamstring), DT Daniel Ross (foot), WR Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring).
- Ruled out: Arnette, Edwards, Ross. Questionable: Abram, Kwiatkoski. Doubtful: Brown, Gafford, Ruggs.