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Josh Allen Throws 4 TDs, Bills Out-Class Steelers for Worst Loss Under Tomlin

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills scored on the third play of the game and never looked back, rolling to a 38-3 domination of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 35-point loss was the worst loss for the Steelers under head coach Mike Tomlin, breaking the mark held a pair of 31-point losses, most recently by Cincinnati last year.

After a muffed kickoff started the Bills backed up to their own 2-yard line, Josh Allen found Gabe Davis for a 98-yard touchdown pass over double coverage by Levi Wallace and Tre Norwood.

The sight of a Buffalo receiver running untouched into the end zone was repeated over and over again.

Allen hit Davis again for a 62-yard score later in the first half, found Stephon Diggs for 15 yards and Khalil Shakir for 24 yards as Buffalo leapt out to a 31-3 lead at half. 

The Bills mercifully slowed down in the second half, with a James Cook 24-yard run closing their scoring.

Allen finished 20 of 31 for 424 yards and four touchdowns. Davis (three catches, 171 yards) and Diggs (eight catches, 102 yards) both eclipsed 100 yards against a Pittsburgh secondary that started without Ahkello Witherspoon and Terrell Edmunds and lost Cam Sutton and Levi Wallace to in-game injuries.

The Steelers offense didn’t fare much better. The team moved the ball through the air effectively at times, with rookie Kenny Pickett throwing 50 times, completing 34 of them for 327 yards.

But the offense consistently struggled to move the ball on the ground. Najee Harris finished with 11 carries for 20 yards.

The Steelers will continue the meat-grinder portion of their schedule by returning home to Pittsburgh to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.

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