Buffalo Bills Make History During Victory Over Patriots

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott in August.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott in August. Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (12294109t)

The Buffalo Bills made history during their resounding 47-17 over the New England Patriots on Saturday, becoming the first-ever team in NFL history without a field goal, punt, or turnover throughout an entire playoff game.

Coach Sean McDermott expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance, explaining: “It’s not often in coaching you can enjoy the last six minutes of a game and kind of look up in the stands and see the fans enjoying it and at home. I’m happy for them more than anything.”

Another major achievement that came from the victory is that it marks the first time in Bill Belichick’s time in charge of the Patriots that the Bills have defeated the New England team by double digits twice in a single season. The teams’ first fixture in Week 16 ended in a 33-21 victory for the Bills.

The standout performer in Saturday’s game seemed to be quarterback Josh Allen. After coming into the game with one of the worst pass completion rates in freezing conditions, Allen managed an 84% completion rate, making 21 of his 25 passes. The Bills are currently at the summit of the AFC East standings.

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