Quick hits: Quarterly breakdown of Buffalo's 14-7 win over the Titans

Shannon Shepherd

1st Quarter - Slow Start 

  • Both teams started the game slow - with three straight punts
  • The Bills chose to go for it on 4th and 2 on the Tennessee 30-yard line but, Josh Allen was stopped short

2nd - Momentum in Music City

  • Jordan Phillips nabs his second sack of the day - a new career mark - bringing down Marcus Mariota on the Tennessee 4-yard line
  • Buffalo strings together their best drive of the day - Allen connects on 5 straight passes including an 11-yard pass to Duke Williams and a 21-yard catch by John Brown
  • Bills get on the board - Allen to tight end Lee Smith, 8-yards. Bills 7 Titans 0
  • Titans get the ball back - Phillips sacks Mariota, again. His third sack of the day and first three sack performance by a Bills player since 2016.
  • Before the end of the half, the Titans miss their second field goal of the game, a 36-yard attempt
  • Buffalo’s defense holds Tennessee to 91 total yards on offense

3rd Quarter - Allen makes a mistake

  • On the Bills second drive of the second half - Allen throws his 7th interception of the season when he is picked off by Kevin Byard
  • The Titans capitalize off the turnover - Derrick Henry scores from a yard out. Bills 7 Titans 7
  • Tennessee pulls ahead - Mariota hits Jonnu Smith with a short pass. Smith takes it 57-yards to get the Titans in scoring position

4th Quarter - Titans fall apart

  • Tennessee had five chances at the goal line to take the lead - but after numerous penalties, they opted to kick a field goal 
  • Cairo Santos misses his third field goal attempt of the game - the kick was blocked
  • The Bills get the ball back and drive down the field 
  • Allen links up with Isaiah McKenzie, who goes 46-yards on the reception
  • Buffalo pulls ahead - Allen connects with Duke Williams for a 7-yard touchdown - the first of his career. Williams was promoted to Buffalo's active roster on Saturday. Bills 14 Titans 7
  • Down a possession - the Titans chose to kick another field goal. Santos missed again...this time for 53-yards. 
  • Frank Gore puts an exclamation point on the afternoon - ripping of a handful of runs to end the game

FINAL: Bills 14 Titans 7

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