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Mark Gaughan's Big Play: Bills are takeaway monsters; Raiders aren't

Fundamentally sound tackling sometimes pays huge dividends.

Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson made a textbook form tackle late in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. He dropped his shoulder and drove into running back DeAndre Washington. The ball popped out and into the arms of linebacker Matt Milano, who returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to put the Bills ahead, 14-7.

The Bills' remarkable ability to force turnovers continued, as did Oakland's inability to make takeaways.

The Bills entered the game tied for fourth in the NFL in takeaways with 13 and created four more. They lead the NFL in turnover ratio at plus-14.

Oakland remained the only team in the league without an interception this season. The Raiders fell to minus-6 in turnover ratio and 3-5 overall.

Jay Skurski's 10 observations from the Bills' big win over Oakland

 

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