Bills topple Miami Dolphins, clinch playoff berth for fourth straight season
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Josh Allen led a fourth quarter 86-yard drive as the Bills walked it off with a game-winning field goal to beat the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.
ORCHARD PARK NY – Coming into the NFL season, many had the AFC East written off with a runaway lead for the Buffalo Bills.
And while the Bills are still certainly in the driver’s seat, the AFC East is far from locked up. Week 3 of the NFL was Buffalo’s first real scare, losing a heartbreaker to the Dolphins in stifling heat at Hard Rock Stadium.
But just like the Jets game from last week, the Bills were looking to exact some revenge.
The weather seemed fitting on the Saturday night matchup, with a foot of snow falling during the day. The Bills ground crew were able to pull off a miracle and get the field ready in time for kickoff.
But that didn’t stop the snow from falling periodically throughout the game, especially in the final minutes of the fourth, where it looked like a picturesque Christmas morning. And for Bills fans, it might as well have been as Josh Allen led the Bills offence down field on a clock eating 86-yard drive to set up the game winning field goal to topple the Dolphins 29-32 and with it, cement themselves into another playoff berth.
Allen was brilliant, as he was 25-40 with 304 yards and 4 touchdowns.
After the game, the fifth year star was asked about the frigid temperatures amongst an NFL Network crew who were obviously struggling to which he replied, "This is nothing. I wish it was colder. I wish it was colder. I played in Wyoming for 3.5 years. This is my fifth year here. This is second nature now baby,” in the classic Josh Allen grin NFL fans have gotten to know very well.
The Bills remain atop the AFC with a record of 11-3 as they’ll go head-to-head with the Chicago Bears next week.