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Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills held off a Miami Dolphins fightback to secure their spot in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs; watch the Super Wild Card weekend end Monday night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Dallas Cowboys

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Highlights from the Miami Dolphins’ clash with the Buffalo Bills in the Super Wild Card Game

Highlights from the Miami Dolphins’ clash with the Buffalo Bills in the Super Wild Card Game

Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes and Buffalo’s defense held on in the fourth quarter as the Bills beat the Miami Dolphins 34-31 in Sunday’s AFC Wild Card matchup.

Game history

The second-seeded Bills forced the Dolphins to a fourth-and-one near midfield late in the game before Miami took too long to get to the line of scrimmage to break the ball, prompting a penalty late game after which Skylar Thompson’s pass was broken by Kaiir Elam in the fourth and sixth.

Buffalo running back Devin Singletary then reached the line to move the chains to third-and-seventh and ice the victory, setting up a Division Round home game next weekend.

Allen went 23-for-39 for 352 yards and had three giveaways in total, while Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 114 yards, and Gabe Davis had six for 113 and a touchdown.

Rookie quarterback Thompson, starting for Miami in place of injured Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, was 18-for-45 for 220 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen said the team needed to improve in its next game after beating the Miami Dolphins in a close Super Wild Card game.

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen said the team needed to improve in its next game after beating the Miami Dolphins in a close Super Wild Card game.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen said the team needed to improve in its next game after beating the Miami Dolphins in a close Super Wild Card game.

The Bills led 17-3 in the second quarter, but two interceptions and a lost fumble from Allen put the Dolphins in front shortly after halftime.

The first half saw Xavien Howard make a fingertip interception on a deep pass before sending it back 49 yards into Buffalo territory, with Miami converting a fourth down to set up Jason Sanders’ 48-yard field goal with 2.15 to play.

Miami then forced a three-and-out and Cedrick Wilson Jr returned the punt 50 yards to set up Sanders’ third field goal of the day, this time from 37 yards with 1:15 on the clock.

Allen targeted Cole Beasley in the ensuing practice only to have the ball bounce off his hands and into those of Jevon Holland, who sent it back 29 yards at the Buffalo 18.

Buffalo Bills get off to a perfect start as Allen goes deep to Stefon Diggs before Dawson Knox latches onto the pass for a sensational touchdown

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Buffalo Bills get off to a perfect start as Allen goes deep to Stefon Diggs before Dawson Knox latches onto the pass for a sensational touchdown

Buffalo Bills get off to a perfect start as Allen goes deep to Stefon Diggs before Dawson Knox latches onto the pass for a sensational touchdown

Thompson found Mike Gesicki for a seven-yard touchdown before completing another pass to Hill for the two-point conversion.

With 33 seconds to spare, the Bills drove down and Diggs appeared to make a touchdown down the left side of the end zone, but he didn’t have full control before he went out of bounds and the officials didn’t. have not examined.

The eventful half ended with a 39-yard field goal by Bass for a 20-17 Buffalo lead.

On Buffalo’s first offensive play in the second half, Eric Rowe blitzed Allen and dropped the ball. Zach Sieler reacted first to fire it five yards for a touchdown for Miami’s first lead at 24-20.

The Miami Dolphins take a stunning lead in their Wild Card game with the Buffalo Bills after Allen was stripped of the ball, leaving Zach Sieler to recover and score

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The Miami Dolphins take a stunning lead in their Wild Card game with the Buffalo Bills after Allen was stripped of the ball, leaving Zach Sieler to recover and score

The Miami Dolphins take a stunning lead in their Wild Card game with the Buffalo Bills after Allen was stripped of the ball, leaving Zach Sieler to recover and score

After Elam intercepted a pass from Thompson, Buffalo capitalized on Beasley’s six-yard touchdown. The extra point made the Bills 27-24 with 5:18 left in the third.

Davis added a 23-yard catch into the left back corner of the end zone to restore the Bills’ double-digit lead to 34-24 with 2:07 left in the third.

The Dolphins ran for 75 yards on their next drive, and Wilson scored from a yard to cut the deficit to three with 10:53 remaining, but they couldn’t get closer.

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER
Dolphins 0-7 billsJosh Allen passes TD from six yards to Dawson Knox (extra point)
Dolphins 0-14 billsJames Cook TD from six yards rushing (extra point)
SECOND QUARTER
Dolphins 0-17 billsTyler Bass 33-yard field goal
dolphins 3-17 billsJason Sanders 40-yard field goal
dolphins 6-17 billsJason Sanders 48-yard field goal
Dolphins 9-17 billsJason Sanders 37-yard field goal
dolphins 17-17 billsSkylar Thompson Passes Seven-Yard TD To Mike Gesicki (Tyreek Hill Two-Run Conversion)
Dolphins 17-20 ticketsTyler Bass 39-yard field goal
THIRD QUARTER
Dolphins 24-17 billsZach Sieler five-yard fumble return TD (extra run)
Dolphins 24-27 billsJosh Allen passes TD from six yards to Cole Beasley (extra point)
Dolphins 24-34 billsJosh Allen passes TD from 23 yards to Gabe Davis (extra point)
FOURTH TRIMESTER
Dolphins 31-34 InvoicesJeff Wilson Jr TD from one yard ground (extra point)

Stats Leaders

dolphins

  • Passing: Skylar Thompson, 18/45, 220 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • Rushing: Jeff Wilson Jr, 10 carries, 23 yards, 1 TD
  • Reception: Tyreek Hill, 7 catches, 69 yards

Invoices

  • Passing: Josh Allen, 23/39, 352 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs
  • Rushing: Devin Singletary, 10 carries, 48 ​​yards
  • Reception: Stefon Diggs, 7 catches, 114 yards

And after?

The Bills continue their season next weekend when they face the Cincinnati Bengals or the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Round.

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