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Buffalo Bills 27, Washington Football Team 14: Second-half open thread

The Bills are doing well for themselves today.

The Buffalo Bills blazed out to a 21-0 lead over the Washington Football Team, but Washington closed the gap a little with help from a pair of huge plays in the second quarter. With the clock winding down to halftime, the Bills have a 27-14 lead over Washington.

Buffalo started off on the right foot by opening the game with a touchdown drive. “Good” Josh Allen was on full display, completing five of six passes, including a rocket on the run to Emmanuel Sanders for a 28-yard touchdown. The Bills’ defense was in the same element, forcing a three-and-out.

Buffalo had a drive stall near the edge of field-goal range on their next possession, but their defense forced a turnover when Tre’Davious White punched out the ball and Matt Milano recovered it. With another chance, the Bills leaned on Zack Moss to score another touchdown.

Their defense continued to shine on the next drive, with Jordan Poyer jumping in front of a Taylor Heinicke pass and picking it off deep in Washington territory. Three plays later, Buffalo had their third touchdown and it looked like a rout was on.

But Washington dialed up a perfect screen play against the Buffalo blitz, and Antonio Gibson zoomed downfield 73 yards for a touchdown. On the next kickoff, Dustin Hopkins used a tricky kick to mess up Buffalo’s return unit, and Washington recovered their own kick deep in Buffalo territory. That set up another touchdown.

Buffalo wasn’t shaken by the turn of events, though. They held Washington scoreless on three more drives to end the half, while they were able to drive for two field goals in the final four minutes.

Buffalo will be kicking off to Washington to start the second half. They’ve controlled the game so far, and it would be nice to see more signs that the two WFT scores were unlucky breaks. If they hold onto the lead, they’ll have a winning record on the season. Here’s your discussion thread for the rest of the game. Go Bills!