Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Jerry Hughes, left, pressures Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum, right, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. Also, Lance Kendricks had 52 yards in five catches.
"Stats-wise, yeah", McCoy said when asked if this was his best game as a Bill. "But, the game came down to one or two plays and that was one play that I want back". Buffalo's three-week turnaround is remarkable, but it played out logically in front of the stadium featuring a large contingent of long-suffering Bills fans eager to see their team in the Coliseum for the first time since a game against the Raiders in 1992. The two-time Pro Bowler could be an enormous boost to the Buffalo defense if his mind is in the game, and he pronounced himself ready to roll this week. "I think he's improving". For most of the fourth quarter, Los Angeles drove, going 89 yards over eight minutes to get down to the 3-yard line. In the air, Taylor only went 12-for-23, but two went for touchdowns. Taylor rushed twice for 22 yards, including a 20-yard rush on third-and-19.
"You can't miss opportunities", said Keenum, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 271 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Bush told Robey-Coleman that it felt like "the old days". But they went three-and-out just as quickly, needing a punt.
Coach Rex Ryan's team has played with poise and patience and, in victory, he's traded his brash, cocky persona for genuine humility. Gurley lead the Rams in rushing with 72 yards on 23 carries but struggled again to make a significant impact.
The Bills answered with a strong drive by Taylor. The Bills finished with 193 rushing yards in total.
Taylor lined up behind left guard Richie Incognito, rather than lining up behind center Eric Wood.
On the next play from scrimmage, McCoy took a handoff 53 yards to the Rams' five. Dan Carpenter's point-after kick was blocked by defensive tackle Cam Thomas. Running back LeSean McCoy cashed in, running for 150 yards. Don't forget, he is also having a great season sitting atop the league in tackles heading into the game vs. the Rams. That gave Buffalo a 23-16 lead and shutdown any momentum the Rams had built up.
The star of the show was Nickell Robey-Coleman, who recorded two interceptions, including a 41-yard return for a touchdown in just 24 defensive snaps.
After going up a score, Buffalo's defense bent but didn't break for the fourth time.
It was decided by a shorthanded defense that allowed 192 yards on the ground, and it was decided by an offense that marched into enemy territory on seven of its first nine possessions but managed only one touchdown, settled for four field goals and suffered through Todd Gurley's first fumble.
Buffalo now has won three straight for the first time since 2011. Through the air, McCoy has 17 receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown.
"That was a good homecoming for me".
"The last time the Rams played at home, they were coming off a 28-0 season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi"s Stadium.