The Buffalo Bills keep marching onward. They chalked up their fourth straight victory, handling the San Francisco 49ers by four touchdowns Sunday with a late explosion at New Era Field.
The Bills will be favored to beat the Miami Dolphins in Hard Rock Stadium next Sunday and push their record to 5-2 after opening the season with two hideous defeats.
Imagine that, y'all: 5-2.
LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor abused the Niners' run defense. McCoy rushed for 140 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. Taylor scrambled for 68 yards while throwing for 179 yards and two touchdowns.
The 49ers stayed within striking range for most of the game, drawing within a score 12 seconds into the fourth quarter. But the Bills didn't stop trampling them.
Buffalo scored two touchdowns in 21 seconds early in the fourth quarter, thanks to a fumbled San Francisco kickoff return. McCoy, Robert Woods and Mike Gillislee scored unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo pulled away with such domination, EJ Manuel was allowed to mop up the last 9:05.
Unlikely NFL sacks leader Lorenzo Alexander recorded another. He has at least one sack in every game and eight total. Bills insider linebacker Zach Brown notched a sack, too.
Before the game, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick was spotlighted for his controversial weekly protest. He kneeled silently for the national anthem and then started for the first time this year.
Kaepernick played OK. He completed less than half his throws for 187 yards and a touchdown. He ran for eight times for a team-high 66 yards. He didn't commit a turnover.