Coming in to this Week 2 battle of undefeated AFC teams, the Buffalo Bills defeated the Oakland Raiders 38-35 in a wild shootout, reminiscent of old American Football League games, to go to 2-0 on the young 2011 season. This was as wild of a second half of a game as you could possibly want to see, as the lead changed hands five straight possessions during the fourth quarter alone.
The Bills had the advantage of a full week of preparation along with playing their home opener in front of a sold-out crowd at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Raiders had just played on Monday Night Football, so not only did they have a short practice week, but they also had to travel cross-country to play this week.
The Raiders played without wide receivers Jacoby Ford, Darrius Heyward-Bey and tight end Kevin Boss. But the Raiders proved that they really didn't even need them, as Jason Campbell discovered rookie receiver Denarius Moore today.
After further analysis, it is safe to say that we learned five new things about the Bills team today and we will explore these topics at length. The Bills now have one day to digest this game, review the tape and then get ready to host the New England Patriots next Sunday. If the Patriots defeat the San Diego Chargers later this afternoon, then the Bills, Jets and Patriots will all be 2-0 to start out the season in the competitive AFC East.