Josh Allen passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for a score to help the Buffalo Bills notch an easy 43-21 victory over the Washington Football Team on Sunday at Orchard Park.
Emmanuel Sanders caught two touchdown passes and Dawson Knox and Zack Moss hauled in a score apiece for Buffalo (2-1). The Bills have outscored opponents 78-21 in back-to-back victories since losing at home to the Steelers in Week 1.
Cole Beasley matched his career high of 11 receptions while accumulating 98 yards and Tyler Bass kicked three field goals for the Bills.
Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde collected interceptions as Buffalo forced three turnovers and outgained Washington 481-290. Allen completed 32 of 43 passes while recording his ninth career 300-yard passing game.
Taylor Heinicke completed 14 of 24 passes for 212 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and also rushed for a score for Washington (1-2). Antonio Gibson turned a short pass into a score and Logan Thomas caught a touchdown pass.
The Bills led by 13 at halftime and navigated 93 yards on 17 plays over eight minutes and 17 seconds to open the third quarter with Allen capping the drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Sanders with 4:43 left for a 33-14 lead.
Hyde intercepted Heinicke on Washington's next drive, leading to Bass' 29-yard field goal with 2:11 left in the quarter.
Allen's 2-yard run boosted the score to 43-14 with 10:29 remaining in the contest.
Heinicke hit Thomas on a 2-yard scoring pass just over five minutes later.
Allen passed for 263 yards and three touchdowns as Buffalo held a 27-14 halftime lead.
Allen threw a 28-yard scoring pass to Sanders on the first possession. He later tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Zack Moss to make it 14-0 with 12:59 left in the half.
Poyer's interception of Heinicke and 28-yard return put the ball at the Washington 17. Three plays later, Knox made an acrobatic 14-yard grab in the end zone to make it 21-0 with 10:42 remaining.
Washington got moving when Gibson caught a short pass from Heinicke and meandered 73 yards for a score with 9:51 left.
Dustin Hopkins' ensuing kickoff was short and high and bounced back up field before Hopkins himself recovered at the Bills' 24. Five plays later, Heinicke scrambled in from the 4 to pull WFT within 21-14 with 7:39 left.
FALCONS 17, GIANTS 14
Younghoe Koo made a 40-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the visiting Falcons over the winless Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
Koo gave the Falcons (1-2) their first win after they rallied from a 14-7 deficit in the final 12-plus minutes. His kick easily cleared the uprights and sent the Giants to an 0-3 start and their second straight loss decided by a game-winning field goal at the buzzer.
Matt Ryan completed 27 of 36 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He was 9-for-10 on Atlanta's game-tying drive when the Falcons went 4-for-4 on third down conversions.
Ryan threw the 350th and 351st career touchdowns of his career. He connected on a 4-yard touchdown to Olamide Zaccheaus shortly before halftime and a 1-yard score to Lee Smith with 4:13 remaining.
Ryan also set up Koo's game-winning field goal by completing a 25-yard pass to rookie tight end Kyle Pitts on 2-and-8 from midfield.
New York lost on a day when it honored Eli Manning with a ceremony that put the two-time Super Bowl MVP's name into its Ring of Honor. The team also retired his No. 10 jersey.
The Giants also lost three key players to injuries as linebacker Blake Martinez (knee) along with wide receivers Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Sterling Sheppard (hamstring) exited the game.
Daniel Jones completed 24 of 35 passes for 266 yards. Saquon Barkley carried 16 times for 51 yards, including a 1-yard TD that gave the Giants the lead early in the fourth quarter.
The Giants settled for Graham Gano's 25 field goal attempt for a 3-0 lead after Jones was sacked by defensive end Grady Jarrett for an 11-yard loss inside the red zone. The Giants settled for another field goal with about 8 1/2 minutes left after getting to the Atlanta 17 when Jones lost 12 yards on a botched snap.
After punting on their first four possessions, the Falcons took a 7-6 lead when Ryan connected with Zaccheaus. Barkley scored with 12:56 remaining for a 12-7 lead and Jones dove in for the two-point conversion.
The Falcons answered with a 15-play, 72-yard drive when Ryan found Lee Smith for a 1-yard strike with 4:13 left two plays after New York's Logan Ryan was called for pass interference and three plays after New York's Adoree Jackson dropped an interception in the end zone.