Bills' defense finds its energy to top Raiders, move to 4-0

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Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN

This is not the Buffalo Bills team we’ve been groomed to expect over the past two years.

After consecutive top-three finishes in total yards allowed in 2018 and 2019, the Bills have hemorrhaged yards in 2020, particularly in the second half, ranking 30th in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed entering their Week 4 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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They bucked that trend Sunday, however, controlling the game’s momentum in the second half en route to a 30-23 victory over Las Vegas and a 4-0 start to the season. Rebounding from four straight Raiders scoring drives to start the game, Buffalo’s defense forced a punt and three straight turnovers while its offense responded with a pair of touchdown drives to pull ahead.

Entering Sunday, the Bills’ defense was on the verge of becoming a major area of concern after allowing 410 yards to the Dolphins and 478 to the Rams. They still allowed almost 400 yards to Las

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