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The Bills beat the Steelers 17-10 on Sunday night to clinch a playoff berth and are still trying to catch the New England Patriots for the AFC East title. Both defenses got the job done, but Belichick's crew got a touchdown on special teams which ended up being the difference in the game. Buffalo lost to the Ravens - now the top seed in the AFC - by one score, 24-17.
Thus, this season, when the Bills lost twice to New England and once to Baltimore, two of the AFC elites, by one possession, many of those who follow the team were satisfied with the effort. "We were playing to put ourself in position where we could potentially win it, but they played well today and hats off to them". Screen pass to Rex Burkhead for 18 yards. On a 4-and-1 sneak Allen spun off the pile for a two-yard gain.
Buffalo's offensive line really struggled once center Mitch Morse exited the game with injury, but Saturday was not their best performance. In the game, Knox hauled in a 33-yard pass late in the second quarter to set up Buffalo's first touchdown of the game. This time, Brady passed for 271 yards and a 111 rating, his second-highest of the season. They settled for a Nick Folk field goal to make it 13-10, but the Bills answered with a 53-yard touchdown catch by John Brown as he burned Stephon Gilmore and Devin McCourty in the secondary. "That's the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, and we knew they were gonna come back and try to strike", Bills safety Jordan Poyer said. It was more balanced than we've been.
The New England Patriots had things a little tougher this year, but they came out on top yet again.
With an 11-3 record, the Patriots are a game ahead of the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs.
New England absolutely dismantled the Dolphins in Miami way back in Week 2; this Patriots team today isn't as unsafe or talented as they were back then in early September, but they're still more than a match for the now 3-11 Fins... especially at Gillette, especially in December.
The Bills got the ball back, and all New England had to do was to defend the end zone. In the loss, Buffalo moved the chains just two times on 11 third down attempts.
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