Before we turn our attention to Sunday’s AFC Wild Card round clash between the No. 2 seeded Buffalo Bills (11-6) and the No. 7 seeded Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7), today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks offers up some final thoughts and observations on how Buffalo was able to rally past the Miami Dolphins to claim another AFC East crown on Sunday Night Football.
Final thoughts on Buffalo’s win vs. Miami
During Buffalo’s stress-inducing 21-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Bills fans saw both the bad version of quarterback Josh Allen (three turnovers through the first three quarters including his first red zone interception of the year and squandering a chance to score points at the end of the first half by throwing the ball in bounds) and the good (accounting for 426 total yards of offense, passing for two touchdowns, including a clutch five-yard TD toss to tight end Dawson Knox for the go-ahead score, and breaking off a 15-yard scramble with 3:04 remaining that helped the Bills seal the victory).
Among the other key observations from the game: Allen got wide receivers Khalil Shakir (six catches for 105 yards) and Stefon Diggs (seven grabs for 87 yards), and tight end Dalton Kincaid (seven catches for 84 yards) involved; offensive coordinator Joe Brady successfully spread out the Dolphins by relying on three wide receiver sets; Buffalo’s run defense bounced back from a poor first half to allow only eight second-half rushing yards while the defense forced Miami to punt on four consecutive second-half possessions for the first time this season; the Bills’ depth paid off in a big way in the comeback win—including clutch games from Trent Sherfield, Dane Jackson, and Baylon Spector—and more!
- Buffalo Bills claim 4th straight AFC East in comeback win over Dolphins (Observations) - newyorkupstate.com
- Upon Further Review: Bills proved ‘next man up’ mentality is more than just talk against Dolphins - Buffalo News
- Bills report card: Buffalo’s depth fuels title over Dolphins, could lead to deep playoff run - Democrat & Chronicle
- Position grades: Josh Allen adds to all-purpose place in NFL history - Buffalo News
- Report Card: Coaching staff deserves a shout-out after Bills’ win over Dolphins - Buffalo News
- Joe Brady Watch: Bills spread Dolphins out and flourished in three wides - Buffalo News
- Ryan O’Halloran: Numbers alone don’t tell the story of this Bills team - Buffalo News
- What they’re saying | NFL analysts react to the Bills clinching the 2023 AFC East title - BuffaloBills.com
- Chopping Wood: Bills Big Plays Claim AFC East Title - BuffaloBills.com
- Josh Allen, ‘Buffalo bobsled’ help Bills lead NFL on third downs – again - Buffalo News
- Bills Mailbag: Could Christian Wilkins be suspended for his ‘run-in’ with Josh Allen? - Buffalo News
- Alan Pergament: Cris Collinsworth strikes the right balance in covering ‘The Josh Allen Experience’ - Buffalo News
Latest NFL power rankings
The Bills secured their fourth consecutive AFC East divisional title. Where do NFL pundits place Buffalo in their latest power rankings?
- NFL Power Rankings: Ravens, 49ers enter playoffs 1-2, plus what’s next for all 32 teams - The Athletic (subscription required)
- NFL Power Rankings: Bills, Texans on the rise heading into Super Wild Card Weekend - NFL.com
- NFL power rankings: Ranking all 14 playoff teams based on their odds - USA Today
- End of Regular Season NFL Power Rankings Week 18: Looking at the Bright Side for Every Team in 2024 - Sports Illustrated
- PFT’s final 2023 NFL power rankings - NBC Sports
- 2024 NFL QB Power Rankings: Sorting the 14 playoff starters, with 49ers’ Brock Purdy, Bills’ Josh Allen up top - CBSSports.com
- Bills near the top in playoff power rankings: Here’s the odds of winning the Super Bowl - Democrat & Chronicle
Even more Bills news
Attempting to project what Buffalo will do in the 2024 NFL Draft, which Bills achieved significant accomplishments and milestones during the 2023 regular season, and more!
- 2024 NFL mock draft: Falcons, Bears pull off big trade; Caleb Williams goes No. 1 - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Key milestones and records from the Bills 2023 regular season - BuffaloBills.com
- Vehicle seized as investigation continues into fatal shooting of Bills fan after Dolphins game - Buffalo News
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