Buffalo Bills secure two seed with blowout win over Dolphins
The Buffalo Bills secured the two seed in the AFC with a 56-26 win over the Miami Dolphins.
The Buffalo Bills entered this final week of the regular season knowing that if they came away with a win over the Miami Dolphins they would secure the two seed. There were some questions about how much the starters might play because even if they lost, they would fall no further than three.
When the game was over, there was no question about the winner as the Buffalo Bills ran away from the Miami Dolphins with a 56-26 win.
The game started off rocky for the Buffalo Bills as Josh Allen would throw an interception on the opening drive, which the Dolphins were able to turn into three points. The Bills weren’t able to move the ball much in the first quarter and the Dolphins took a 3-0 lead into the second quarter but from that point on, it was all Buffalo.
The Bills would end up scoring four touchdowns in the second quarter as Isaiah McKenzie had two receiving touchdowns as well as returned a punt for a touchdown. This was the first punt return for a touchdown since 2014 for the Buffalo Bills.
Even as the Bills built up a lead, Josh Allen remained in the game and threw his third touchdown of the day in the final two minutes as he found John Brown for a 32-yard touchdown. The Bills starting quarterback finished the game with 224 passing yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
In the second half, the Buffalo Bills started to pull their starters but the scoring didn’t slow down. In the third quarter, Josh Norman returned an interception for a touchdown and in the fourth, it was two rushing touchdowns by undrafted rookie Antonio Williams and a 56-yard touchdown reception by Gabriel Davis.
Even though they have secured the two seed, the Buffalo Bills won’t know who they will be facing in the first round of the playoffs until the completion of the games during the 4 PM timeslot.