Buffalo Bills win AFC East for fourth straight year, top Dolphins 21-14: Quarterly takeaways
MIAMI, FL (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills knocked off the Miami Dolphins for the AFC East title and the 2 seed in the playoffs. Jackson Roberts and Mat Mlodzinski had their quarterly takeaways during the game.
1st quarter takeaways
Christian Benford continues to make plays in the secondary: his third takeaway in the last four games. Josh Allen and Gabe Davis had some miscommunication, which led to an interception but the Dolphins weren’t able to do anything with it. Both teams moving on their drives but turning the ball over.
Josh Allen isn’t making things easy on himself, with a few overthrows and two interceptions. On the first pick, there was a miscommunication on the throw, and the second one was a poor decision made worse as Gabe Davis tripped on himself in the endzone. Still, with no score, the Buffalo Bills are still very much in the game.
2nd quarter takeaways
The Buffalo Bills are having trouble stopping the run and getting pressure on Tua Tagovailoa. On the offensive side, a brutal way to end the first half.
This game is going about as crazier as you’d expect an AFC East title game to go. The Bills had a chance to tie it at halftime, but a Josh Allen pass to Ty Johnson fell just short of the endzone and time ran out. Injury wise, Rasul Douglas, Gabe Davis, and Tyrel Dodson are all questionable to return.
3rd quarter takeaways
The Bills put together what looked to be their most complete drive of the night. That was until a 3rd down sack and fumble by Miami that gave them the ball back.
Just as the Bills were looking like they might tie it up before the 3rd quarter ended, or at least tack on a field goal, Christian Wilkins ripped the football out of Josh Allen’s hands and stopped the drive short of points. Turnovers have limited a Bills offense to 7 points, despite over 350 total yards.