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Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season came to a close Monday night as the Buffalo Bills cruised to a win over the Tennessee Titans, while the Philadelphia Eagles got the best of the Minnesota Vikings.
Here are the top plays from Monday night’s action.
FINAL: Philadelphia Eagles 24, Minnesota Vikings 7
Vikings can’t score on Darius Slay’s watch
The Eagles’ corner recorded his second interception of the night as the Vikings tried to cut into the 24-7 deficit. Slay’s second pick was also the third INT thrown by Kirk Cousins in Monday night’s game.
Patrick Peterson makes a big special teams play
For years, Peterson made a name for himself as a punt returner. He made another big special teams play on Monday night, this time blocking a field goal that would’ve extended the Eagles’ lead.
Jalen Hurts won’t be denied
After throwing for a pair of touchdowns, the Eagles quarterback scored his third by using his legs. Hurts broke multiple tackles near the goal line to complete the 26-yard TD run that gave the Eagles a 21-7 lead.
Vikings cut the lead in half
Cousins responded to the Eagles’ second TD drive with one of his own. The Vikings’ signal-caller connected with Irv Smith Jr. for a 2-yard touchdown strike to make it 14-7.
Hurts launches it deep for the TD
Hurts completed his first 10 passes of the night, with his 10th pass connecting with Quez Watkins for the 53-yard score to double the Eagles’ lead to 14-0.
Hurts flies Eagles down the field for a TD on the opening drive
Hurts had a perfect first drive in the Eagles’ home opener, completing all five passes before running into the end zone for the opening score.
FINAL: Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7
Malik Willis makes his NFL debut
Following Ryan Tannehill’s pick-six, the Titans called it a day for the veteran QB and decided to give the rookie his first NFL snaps. Willis ran for eight yards on one play and threw a 6-yard pass to Robert Woods for his first NFL completion.
The Bills’ defense gets in on the scoring
Matt Milano picked off Tannehill and ran it 43 yards for the touchdown. The pick-six gave Buffalo a 41-7 lead late in the third quarter.
Allen and Diggs complete the hat trick
Josh Allen and star receiver Stefon Diggs hooked up for their third touchdown of the game, giving the Bills a 34-7 lead.
Bills punt for the first time all season … and still keep the ball
Bills punter Sam Martin got his first chance to punt all season in the third quarter. Yet, Buffalo was able to retain the ball because Tennessee punt returner Kyle Philips muffed the return.
The muffed punt set the Bills up for a field goal to extend their lead to 27-7.
Allen connects with Diggs again
Just like in their final drive of the first half, the Bills’ star QB-WR duo connected for a touchdown to open up the second half. This time, it was a 46-yard score to give Buffalo a 24-7 lead.
Diggs for the score
The Bills went for it on fourth-and-1 near the goal line and just like the Titans, their decision paid off. Allen scrambled before connecting with a wide-open Diggs in the end zone to extend Buffalo’s lead to 17-7 before the half.
Derrick Henry powers through
The Titans running back delivered on fourth-and-1, not only to get the first down but also to reach the end zone to tie the game at 7-7.
The Titans couldn’t bring down Bills fullback Reggie Gilliam, who took Allen’s screen pass into the end zone for the opening score.
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