This is a New Era for Bills, and Buffalo perfect at defending its dirt

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor called it “defending our dirt.’’

OK, the “dirt’’ at New Era Field is actually A-Turf Titan 50 artificial rug, but you know what Taylor is talking about: The importance of winning home games in the NFL where, all things being equal, things are more difficult on the visitors in terms of travel and crowd noise. Where fan support for the home team can be a powerful motivator.

Sunday’s thrilling 30-27 come-from-behind win over Tampa Bay improved Buffalo’s home record to 3-0, with the Oakland Raiders up next.

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