BILLS GAME THREAD: Final score is Bills 35, Patriots 23
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots played in an emotional game – the first since Damar Hamlin underwent cardiac arrest on Monday night. The Bills beat the Patriots 35-23. They clinch the 2-seed and host the Dolphins next weekend.
Buffalo Bills lead New England Patriots in 3rd quarter – NFL Week 18 Game Thread
Matt Milano picks off Mac Jones
Matt Milano intercepted Mac Jones and returned it to the Bills 39 yard line.
Ball touches Taiwan Jones on punt, Patriots take over in Bills territory.
The Bills forced New England into a punt, but the football hit Taiwan Jones on the foot and the Patriots recovered on the Buffalo 35 yard line.
Josh Allen finds Stefon Diggs for 49 yard TD bomb, Bills extend lead to 35-23
Allen and Diggs connected for a touchdown, Diggs’ 11th TD of the season.
Diggs is now at 98 receiving yards in the game. It’s Allen’s 3rd passing TD of the game.
DeVante Parker catches 2nd TD of game, Pats cut deficit to 28-23
DeVante Parker held on for an unbelievable grab over Kaiir Elam, for a 26 yard touchdown.
The Patriots went for a 2-point conversion and failed, keeping the Bills lead at five points.
End of 3rd quarter: Bills – 28, Patriots – 17
John Brown lays out for 42-yard TD grab, Bills go ahead 28-17
Josh Allen placed a perfect deep ball for John Brown, who dove for the grab, falling in the end zone for a touchdown.
Hines returns ANOTHER kickoff for a TD, Bills go back on top 21-17
After returning the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, Hines ran another touchdown back 101 yards.
Folk drains field goal, Patriots lead 17-14
A possible missed pass interference on Buffalo helped them hold New England to a FG.
Nick Folk was good from 24 yards out.
Devin Singletary fumbles, Pats recover in red zone.
On the second play after turning New England over, Buffalo coughed it up right back. Singletary had it punched out and New England takes over on the Bills’ 11 yard line.
Tre White picks off Mac Jones
Tre’Davious White got his first interception since coming back from his ACL injury and did it in a big spot.
New England was driving, but on the 10th play, White turned Jones over on a pass intended for Nelson Agholor.
Halftime: Bills – 14, Patriots – 14
Allen rushed by Matthew Judon, picked by Devin McCourty
Josh Allen threw a 3rd down interception, as the Bills come up empty with a chance at more points before halftime.
Mac Jones finds wide open DeVante Parker for TD, Pats tie game at 14
It was another red zone TD for New England, as Parker escaped untouched in the back of the end zone.
The scoring drive lasted 9 plays for 74 yards.
Pats sack Allen again on 3rd down, force punt
This time on 3rd & 6 from around midfield, New England came up with another 3rd down sack, forcing a Buffalo punt.
Bills finish drive in TD, take 14-7 lead
Josh Allen and Dawson Knox connected on a touchdown after a few reads, putting Buffalo back on top.
It gives Knox his 6th touchdown of the season.
End of 1st quarter: Bills – 7, Patriots – 7
Mac Jones leads drive for TD, game tied at 7-7
Jones led a 9-play, 74-yard drive for a touchdown, firing it to Jakobi Myers for the score. Myers’ touchdown went under review for a good length, but the call stood.
Jones now has 61 passing yards in the first quarter.
Patriots sack Josh Allen, Bills punt it back over
Again on 3rd & 7, this time it was the Patriots defense coming through with a big sack. Josh Allen lost 13 yards on the play.
New England takes over on their own 26 yard line.
Greg Rousseau sacks Mac Jones, Pats punt to Bills
On 3rd & 7, New England QB Mac Jones was sacked for a big 9-yard loss by Greg Rousseau.
New England punted it to the Bills who take over on their own 32 yard line.
Nyheim Hines returns opening kickoff for TD, Bills take 7-0 lead
Yup. That seriously just happened.
96-yards on the opening kickoff. For Damar.