The Tennessee Titans have won a battle of unbeatens Tuesday evening. The Titans showed no rust after a two-week layoff caused by two dozen positive COVID-19 tests within the organization, cruising to a 42-16 win over the Bills.
Derrick Henry ran for a pair of touchdowns and had a scoring grab for the 4-0 Titans. Ryan Tannehill rushed 10 yards for a touchdown and completed 21 of his 28 passes for 195 yards and three TDs. Tannehill wasn't intercepted or sacked. Henry finished with 57 yards on the ground in addition to his three touchdowns.
Josh Allen threw for 263 yards and two scores, but was picked off twice as the Bills fell to 4-1.
The Bills loss comes as the NFL will begin PCR testing for COVID-19 on game days starting Sunday. The league's latest COVID-19 protocols also call for mandatory use of masks in walkthroughs and only play-callers will be permitted to wear face shields in lieu of masks or gaiters on the sideline.
The updates released Tuesday came several hours before Tennessee was scheduled to host Buffalo in its first game since an outbreak shut down team facilities and forced the schedule to be rearranged. The Titans had eight people test positive Sept. 29 and the total reached 24 players and personnel.