On a short week, the Buffalo Bills welcomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Highmark Stadium for a Thursday Night Football clash, and Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense got back on track with a 24-18 win in primetime.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks recaps the win and offers up observations, positional grades, and report cards as the Bills improve to 5-3 on the year.
Game recap, key plays: Bills rebound vs. Buccaneers
Josh Allen put on a display Thursday night, completing 77.5 percent of his passes and throwing for 324 yards while spreading the ball out to his offensive weapons. Allen also returned to his scrambling ways, showcasing his abilities as a dual-threat QB.
Linked here: a breakdown of the plays that shaped the game — including rookie Dalton Kincaid’s first career touchdown catch, how the Bills perfectly used pre-snap motion to set up Allen’s touchdown toss to Gabe Davis, and Allen’s well-timed 13-yard TD scramble—recap another home night win for Buffalo, and hear from Allen and head coach Sean McDermott on how the Bills bounced back to beat the Bucs.
- How it happened: Top plays, standout players from Bills’ win over Tampa Bay - Buffalo News
- Josh Allen accounts for 3 TDs as Bills get back on track with win vs. Buccaneers - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Josh Allen and Bills get back on track in Thursday night win over Bucs - ESPN.com
- Plays that shaped the game: Dalton Kincaid’s first career TD helps Bills offense rebound - Buffalo News
- Baker Mayfield’s last-second Hail Mary falls short as Bills beat Buccaneers 24-18 (game recap) - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills 24-18 Buccaneers (Oct 26, 2023) Game Recap - ESPN
- Bills 24, Bucs 18 | Game recap, highlights and stats to know - BuffaloBills.com
- Bills bounce back with prime-time win over Buccaneers - WGR 550
- Josh Allen shakes off injury scare, leads Bills to victory - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
- Allen: ‘Mentality-wise, we were in a good spot’ - WGR 550
- McDermott praises offense in Thursday’s win over Buccaneers - WGR 550
Observations from Buffalo’s home win vs. Tampa Bay
How Allen and Buffalo’s offense got back on track following a sluggish three-game stretch, how the Bills’ defense was able to make enough stops to pull out the win, why the new normal for Buffalo involves allowing subpar teams to hang around, learn how wide receiver Stefon Diggs was able to fire up the Bills with a passionate pregame speech, and more!
- Observations: Josh Allen finds his form in Bills’ win over Buccaneers - Buffalo News
- Josh Allen finally looks like Josh Allen as Bills edge out Buccaneers (Instant observations) - newyorkupstate.com
- How the Bills turned back the clock in Thursday night win over Bucs - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills QB Josh Allen lets ‘freak flag fly’ in crucial Thursday night win over Bucs - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Buffalo Bills defense ultimately gets stops it needs in win over Buccaneers - Buffalo News
- The top 3 things we learned from Bills vs. Buccaneers | TNF Week 8 - BuffaloBills.com
- Three questions: Bills get job done vs. Bucs but don’t call it a get-right game - Buffalo News
- Ryan O’Halloran: The New Bills Normal – letting teams hang around – on display in win over Tampa Bay - Buffalo News
- Stefon Diggs speech fires up Bills: 6 things Buffalo figured out in bounce-back victory - Democrat & Chronicle
- Why Bills’ Josh Allen calls Dalton Kincaid a ‘stupid rookie,’ and stole his 1st TD ball - newyorkupstate.com
Report cards and positional grades
Catch up on report cards to see what players are trending up and whose stock is on the decline following Buffalo’s win over the Bucs.
- Report Card: Plenty of positives still to be found in Bills’ too-close-for-comfort win against Bucs - Buffalo News
- Bills report card: Buffalo was in control and win shouldn’t have come down to Hail Mary - Democrat & Chronicle
- Capaccio: Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Buccaneers at Bills - WGR 550
Shirtless Ryan Fitzpatrick delights Bills fans
At the urging of Bills fans, Fitzpatrick went shirtless and celebrated with Billy Buffalo after the Bills held off the Buccaneers.
- Shirtless Ryan Fitzpatrick chest-bumps Billy Buffalo to delight of Bills fans - Buffalo News
- Ryan Fitzpatrick rips shirt off, hugs Josh Allen after Bills win - Democrat & Chronicle
- Ryan Fitzpatrick keeps his word, gives shirtless hug to Bills’ Josh Allen after win over Buccaneers (Video) - newyorkupstate.com
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