It would be unfair to say that the Buffalo Bills simply beat the New England Patriots on Saturday- rather, one could say that they made a statement to the entire NFL. The Bills ended up clearly dominating the third meeting between the teams in 41 days, winning by a huge margin of 47-17 to move on to the divisional round of the playoffs.
The team from Buffalo also scored a touchdown on every one of its possessions outside of a kneel-down at the end of the game, which led to them becoming the first team in the era of the Super Bowl to score a TD on each of its first seven drives of a playoff game, according to stats from the Elias Sports Bureau.
Buffalo Bills Made History On Saturday
The Buffalo Bills also ended up becoming the first team in the history of the NFL to go an entire playoff game with scoring a punt, field goal, or even a turnover. Sean McDermott, the coach of the victorious team, stated that it wasn’t often in coaching that one would be enjoying the last six minutes of a game and see the fans of the team enjoying it both in the stands and at home.
He further added that he was happy for the team more than anything, for as a team this year, this was just one single game, but they have been able to secure their place at the top for quite a long period of time- which deserves a lot of respect.
With this victory, the Buffalo Bills have also thrashed the Patriots twice by double digitals in a single season, as they become the first team to do so ever since Bill Belichick became the head coach for the team. After the game, the coach of the Patriots stated that they simply couldn’t keep up with the Bills, and they absolutely deserved the win. The team executed well, and there was not much the Patriots could do.
The Buffalo Bills managed to put up quite an impressive performance against a top-notch team, as they tuned on several aspects that they had been lacking in their previous games.