Josh Allen shrugged off a three-turnover outing by throwing two touchdown passes 3:11 apart in the third quarter, and rallying the Buffalo Bills to a 34-31 win over the injury-depleted Miami Dolphins in an AFC wild-card matchup on Sunday.
Cole Beasley scored the go-ahead touchdown with a 6-yard catch, and Gabe Davis extended the lead to 34-24 with a 23-yard TD reception in a game where Buffalo squandered an early 17-0 lead.
The Bills defense, which forced six punts and two turnovers, then held on to secure the win when Miami turned the ball over on downs on its final possession.
Rookie Skylar Thompson’s pass on fourth-and-6 went just off the fingertips of tight end Mike Gesicki with 2:22 remaining.
Buffalo was able to run out the clock when Devin Singletary bulled his way for a 7-yard gain to convert a third-and-7.It was a sloppy game played between two division rivals, and the outcome fitting after Miami and Buffalo split their regular-season series in games decided by a combined five points.
Boos in Minnesota as the PA announces the game will be delayed until 3:50 p.m. CT because of the #Dolphins–#Bills game.
That game is now on the video boards and people seem to get it.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 15, 2023
I fully recognize the reasons why the Bills are favored to win today’s game — and so do the Dolphins, if we’re being honest. That’s why, based on my conversations, I can sum up Miami’s game plan in a simple way: Get ready for some crazy sh*t. If nothing else, this could be fun.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 15, 2023