Rapid Reaction: Bills 31, Rams 14

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Perhaps Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron should wake up his players early on game days and stage an intra-squad scrimmage a couple hours before kickoff. That way, maybe they won't sleepwalk through the first half anymore.

The Bills remained undefeated with Sunday afternoon's 31-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the Edward Jones Dome. For the third week in a row, the Bills needed to come alive in the second half.

But there's something to be said for a team that picks up steam as the game evolves. It speaks to coaching adjustments, and it indicates a relentless mind-set among the players.

The Bills received contributions up and down the roster again. The turnaround came when Fred Jackson broke off a 22-yard touchdown run to pull the Bills within a point in the third quarter, and cornerback Jabari Greer returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to give them a permanent lead.

Here's a stat that shows how far the Bills have come since last year:

Over their past three games, the Bills have scored 55 fourth-quarter points. They called off the dogs in their opening-day rout of the Seattle Seahawks.

The Bills scored only 64 points in the fourth quarter last year. In 10 of their 16 games, they failed to score at all in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Trent Edwards had a pedestrian first half, but in the second half he went 7 of 8 for 88 yards and a touchdown. He completed all three of his fourth-quarter passes for 66 yards, including a 39-yard TD hookup with Lee Evans to put the game out of reach.

Edwards in the fourth quarter this year: 27 of 35 for 349 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.