Buffalo Wins First Home Game Of 2019, Start 3-0 For The First Time Since 2011

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ORCHARD PARK – In spite of trailing 17-14 in the final 4:54 of the game after losing a 14 point lead, the Buffalo Bills were able to engineer a drive toward a game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes for a 21-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in their first home game of 2019, for their first 3-0 start since 2011. 

Josh Allen finished the game with 243 yards passing, a touchdown and an interception, completing passes to eight different receivers.

Frank Gore finished with a game-high 76 rush yards on 14 carries and ran for the game-winning touchdown.

Never scoring a collegiate touchdown, rookie tight-end Dawson Knox caught three balls for 67 yards and his first NFL touchdown reception.

The Bills offensive-line held the Bengals to only one sack.

On the defensive side of the ball, Jordan Poyer finished with a game-high 12 total tackles.

Tre’Davious White intercepted Bengals QB Andy Dalton twice.

For the Bengals, Andy Dalton, who was second in the league in pass yards/game with 364.5 prior to the game, was held to 249 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Joe Mixon rushed for 61 yards and had another 34 receiving and a touchdown.

John Ross III, who led the league with 135 yards receiving/game before this game, only had two catches for 22 yards.

Shawn Williams led the Bengals defense with nine total tackles.

Darius Phillips intercepted an Allen pass.

Cincinnati fell to 0-3 with the loss, and will be back in action on the road on Sep. 30 for Monday Night Football for a divisional game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8:15 on ESPN.

Meanwhile, with Buffalo off to a 3-0 start, they will also have a divisional game, as they will take on the New England Patriots at home on Sep. 29 at 1 p.m. on CBS.


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