The Bills avoided one of the worst losses in franchise history, but they have a lot to clean up in a short amount of time.
Orchard Park – The word “resilient” was used often this week to describe buffalo bill,
His ability to fight and win close matches was on display this Sunday miami dolphins, loss Bills Defeated and came back with a lead of 17 points Dolphin move on to 34-31 Rhonda Circle,
failures that hurt Bills The entire season’s games were clear of questionable offensive calls, receiver drops and turnovers this Sunday Dolphin Stay in the game
Contributions from unexpected sources helped a lot Billswith rookie cornerback caer alum Playing a big role – including an interception – in the game. wide receiver Gabe Davis He had his best performance of the season with six catches for 113 yards.
loss Bills They avoided one of the worst losses in franchise history, but they have a lot to clean up in the short term.
main game: l linebacker tyrell dodson when in the third quarter Bills ahead 27–24. return specialist nyhem hynes He asked for a free catch, but when the ball started bouncing off the ground, he could not catch it, but dodgson He managed to stay with him in the mountain of players.
thanks for the recovery dodgsonloss Bills He was able to march downfield and score on a 23-yard pass josh allen One Davis, if they could have recovered that ball Dolphinwould have taken over at the 32-yard line of Buffalo With great chances to at least level the score.
Worrying trend: Allen He finished the regular season leading the league with 19 turnovers, but until Sunday his postseason record was mostly clean, with only one interception and one fumble in six playoff appearances. changed before Dolphin,
The quarterback suffered a rough stretch between the second and third quarters, throwing two interceptions – although one of them was directed at wide receiver. Cole BeasleyDon’t think it’s the passer’s fault– and lose the ball, resulting in a score for the player Dolphin, Allen Also suffered a fumble in the fourth quarter, which was recovered by the right tackle Spencer Brown, In the face of a superior attack, those deliveries would end the drive Bills,
Quarterback Analysis: while the turnover of three Allen He is a big concern, he made big pitches at crucial junctures. pressure of Dolphin was effective, capturing Allen Seven times, tying your personal low.
Often at parties Allen Took risk downfield that fell incomplete, halted March Bills, Allen and offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey They were also unable to contain the wide receivers. Stephen Diggs In the second half, with one guided pass and zero receptions after catching seven passes for 114 yards in the first half.
in the midst of difficulties Allen became the first quarterback of Bills With three playoff games of at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes.
Salvable: security of Bills, dean marlow doing a great job of playing instead Asphalt Hamlinespecially considering that marlowe He was ruled out of five games with no injury before starting this week. marlowe intercepted rookie quarterback skylar thompson on a pass directed at the wide receiver tyreek hill in the first quarter. That delivery set up the rookie’s 12-yard score. James Cook four plays later, Bills 14-0 lead.
was the first interception of marlowe since 2020 Bills They’ll need to step into the rest of the postseason with safety micah hyde Still sidelined for at least one more week before returning. -Alaina Getzenberg
Surprising NextGen Stat: 52-yard pass to Allen for digs He had a 15.6 percent completion probability in the first quarter, the most unlikely pass completion percentage of a player’s career. Allen,
loss Dolphin They at least went down fighting; He certainly made things interesting.
Biggest Dalit in the history of NFL from a 17-point deficit in the first half to eventually take a brief lead early in the third quarter, but in the end, the underdog Dolphin they couldn’t keep up Bills, Their loss ended a season that at one point seemed to pile up to injuries to key starters, including the quarterback. tua tagovailoa,
The game was supposed to be a ruthless thrashing, and it was certainly heading that way when Bills They shot to a quick 17–0 lead to start the match. Despite being forced to start with a rookie quarterback thompson In their first playoff game, miami held on long enough to give the fans present Highmark Stadium good fear
loss Dolphin Now they are entering the campaign holiday with optimism and skepticism. tagovailoa He solidified himself as an above-average starter when healthy, but missed the best part of six games with two documented concussions and still needed to fend off criticism about his long-term availability for a full season. Needed. new head coach Mike McDanielHalted the franchise’s five-year postseason drought, but needs improvement for a running game that finished 2021 ranked 25th in rushing yards per game after finishing eighth in the same category, and 21st in expected points scored. is in place.
miami He’s nearly $7 million over the salary cap for the 2023 season, and needs to make a decision Christian Wilkins, Mike Gesicki why byron jones (Joe missed the entirety of the 2022 season, but gets an estimated $18.8 million hit next year).
loss Dolphin He and his fans may spend a good deal of the offseason thinking about “ifs,” but they won’t have to wonder if the team turns up in its first playoff game since 2016. His effort was never in doubt.
Describe the game in two words: Big fear took the same BillsScoring nearly one of the most painful defeats in playoff history in recent history, at home for some Dolphin Third team quarterback, lining up with a rookie. In any case, it serves as a reminder that there are no certainties. NFL,
Quarterback Analysis: Thompson He looked like a rookie making his first playoff start. There were moments of brilliance, but he took more than 2.5 seconds to throw on his 22 pass attempts and threw a game-changing interception in his own territory, setting up a touchdown single for the team. Bills, Sure, his receivers passed all day, and there were notable missed opportunities. jaylen waddle why Gesiki They could have changed the encounter a lot. Both the statements can be true: thompson He got little help from his offensive arsenal, and didn’t play particularly well.
Promising/Worrying Trend: defense of Dolphin During previous campaigns he had promoted the manufacture of ball steels, but he NFL In that line this season. Sunday’s performance was a return to that philosophy. defensive coordinator josh boyer not afraid to send constant pressure against Allenforced three turnovers that all led to points miami, A day when crime could not accomplish much, Dolphin He shone in the complementary football aspect. –Marcel Louis-Jacques