The Buffalo Bills entered the 2022 NFL season as the Super Bowl favorites, and they showed why in the league’s season opener against the defending champions.

Buffalo steamrolled the Los Angeles Rams 31-10 on Thursday night at SoFi Stadium.

Josh Allen looked like a future NFL MVP, completing 26-of-31 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns, (a misleading) two interceptions, and a 112.0 passer rating, while adding 10 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown on the ground (he also had an awesome stiff arm). The 6’5″, 238-pounder put his unique dual-threat ability on full display and left the Los Angeles defense with no answers.

Allen had some help from his top two wide receivers. Stefon Diggs had eight receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown, while Gabe Davis had four receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown.

The Buffalo defense was also sensational. Buffalo intercepted Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford three times and held him to a 63.0 passer rating. After winning a championship with the Rams last season, Von Millerfeaturing an interesting new haircut — made his debut with the Bills and sacked Stafford twice (Buffalo as a team had seven sacks).

Even for a Super Bowl favorite, this was an incredibly impressive, eye-opening performance.

Here’s a look at how the NFL world reacted to the Bills dominating the Rams in the season opener:

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