The streak is alive! The Buffalo Bills rallied past the Indianapolis Colts, 27-24, meaning Buffalo has now won nine consecutive preseason games. Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off by discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly from the preseason opener.
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Bills extend preseason win streak to nine
The games don’t count in the standings, but head coach Sean McDermott had to enjoy seeing his backups rally past the Colts’ backups to win on a sunny Saturday at Highmark Stadium.
Read about great performances from defensive end Boogie Basham, wide receivers Khalil Shakir and Isaiah Hodgins, defensive tackle Tim Settle, and linebackers Terrel Bernard and Baylon Spector, plus how rookie cornerbacks Kaiir Elam and Christian Benford continued to impress, how backup quarterback Case Keenum struggled (but is still entrenched as Josh Allen’s backup), how Matt Barkley put Buffalo in position to win, and why Matt Araiza might have won the starting punter job with his performance against the Colts.
- Observations: Case Keenum struggles, but Bills reserves pull out preseason win over Colts - Buffalo News
- Case Keenum flops in Bills debut but remains ‘ideal backup’ for Josh Allen - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills’ Boogie Basham highlights preseason-opening comeback win; Case Keenum, offense struggle early - newyorkupstate.com
- Barkley shines as Bills rally to defeat Colts 27-24 in preseason opener - Democrat & Chronicle
- Bills observations: In-depth look at Kaiir Elam’s day; did Matt Araiza end Puntapalooza? - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills rookie cornerbacks Kaiir Elam, Christian Benford have solid start to preseason - Buffalo News
- Bills’ Christian Benford impressing at least one rival GM in preseason debut - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills’ rookies stand out in their first taste of NFL action - BuffaloBills.com
- Khalil Shakir, Bills rookie class shine in preseason win over Colts (Stock up, stock down) - newyorkupstate.com
- Capaccio: Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Colts at Bills preseason - WGR 550
- Top 3 things we learned from Bills vs. Colts | Preseason Week 1 - BuffaloBills.com
- The Bills defeat the Colts 27-24 in preseason opener - WGR 550
- Colts vs. Bills - Game Recap - August 13, 2022 - ESPN
Odds and ends
Learn why Bills fans were upset with a programming decision made by NFL Network during Saturday’s preseason opener, and find out how Mac Jones is constantly reminding himself of the New England Patriots’ embarrassing playoff loss to the Bills from last year.