5 plays that almost cost the Buffalo Bills the AFC East in Week 18

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The Buffalo Bills went on to win their fourth straight AFC East title after a 21-14 win over the Miami Dolphins. Without question, this one was the toughest during this stretch as it would come down to the final week of the season and in that final game, the Bills would be down heading into halftime.

Fortunately, they made enough plays in the second half with a Deonte Harty punt return for a touchdown and a touchdown drive by Josh Allen in the fourth quarter to seal the division title. When looking back at this game though these are five plays that stand out that if they were to lose would have been a major contributing factor.

5 plays that almost cost the Buffalo Bills the AFC East in Week 18

Josh Allen throws interception on opening drive

The Buffalo Bills offense opened up the game great after Christian Benford's interception as they moved the ball down the field and got all the way down to the five yard line. The team faced a 3rd and goal and the Dolphins dialed up an all-out blitz.

Josh Allen was able to back up to give himself more time but was not on the same page as Gabe Davis. Based on the play, it looked like Allen expected Davis to run a curl or come back route but instead Davis ran towards the middle of the field.

The resulting play would be Allen throwing an interception right to Eli Apple. This would be the first of many chances during the game where the Bills would have been guaranteed at least a field goal but came away with nothing.