The Bills defense was suffocating early and the offense turned in a handful of big plays to help stake Buffalo to a 17-0 first half lead. Rex Ryan’s team not only made the lead stand up, they expanded it. A 20-yard touchdown run by Tyrod Taylor and a 53-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Aaron Williams in the third quarter put the game away.
Buffalo’s running game resurfaced in a big way as they rolled up better than 200 yards on the ground under new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. LeSean McCoy rushed more over 100 yards and had a pair of touchdowns in the victory, while Taylor rushed for 79.
The Bills third down defense gave the Cardinals offense fits with a very unique 1-3-7 formation with seven defensive backs that flooded the coverage lanes in the pass game and also blitzed to get pressure on Carson Palmer.
Palmer in an effort to try and bring the Cardinals back threw four fourth quarter interceptions for the first four turnovers of the season for Arizona.
With the win Buffalo improved to 1-2 on the season. Full stats and recap at BuffaloBills.com
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