The Buffalo Bills will sail into the playoffs with a win, AFC East title, and second seed after defeating the Miami Dolphins 21-14. The Bills sweep the Dolphins and quarterback Josh Allen's career record moves to 10-2 against them in his career.
Allen's effort Sunday night was very much the key to Buffalo's win. After starting the game with two interceptions in the first quarter and finding themselves down early, Allen settled in and was able to deliver with poise and care throughout the remainder of the game.
After the two picks, Allen would just throw six more incompletions before finishing the day 30/38 (79%) through the air. He had 359 yards through the air making it his 6th game this season with 275 passing yards plus. His two touchdown passes went to Trent Sherfield and Dawson Knox who brought in the eventual game-sealing touchdown.
Allen's ability to spread the ball around was on point as well as he targeted 8 different players. No offensive player for the Bills had more than 7 catches and this helped to stretch out Miami's secondary.
Another big part of the game that made Allen's night even more special was his run game. With 67 yards, he led both teams in rushing that night and was able to scramble and pick up a huge first down on 3rd and 13 with 3 minutes to go to help put Miami away with a loss. One could say Allen's rushing was a difference maker in helping make his game dynamic, thus making the Buffalo Bills dynamic as a whole.
Allen now solidifies himself into the NFL's upper echelon of quarterbacks after the Bills' rocky start to the season. The win over the Dolphins that shoots Buffalo into the playoffs as a two-seed shows the poise he can have in playoff-type scenarios and it allows Buffalo to prepare for another deep run.