The Bills crush the Pats 47-17 and advance to the AFC divisional round

Sports Writing, Jan 15 (EFE).- The Buffalo Bills overwhelmed the New England Patriots 47-17 this Saturday and qualified for the divisional round of the American Conference in the NFL postseason. Buffalo gave coach Bill Belichick the most points his team receives in a playoff game. In the game, Bills quarterback Josh Allen passed for 308 yards and five touchdowns; For the Patriots, 23-year-old rookie Mac Jones, who made his playoff debut, had 232 yards, two TDs, two interceptions, and was sacked three times. For Buffalo, tight end Dawson Konx, 25, received two touchdown passes and running back Devin Singletary, 24, celebrated two trips to the end zone on the ground and added 81 yards. The Bills imposed conditions from their first series; they covered 70 yards in 11 plays that were crowned with Allen sending to the diagonals towards Knox who put seven points away. In the inaugural series of the Patriots attack, the Buffalo defense corroborated why it was the best of the season with the interception by Micah Hyde. The local squad took advantage of the error with another drive, now 80 yards, culminating in the second Allen-Knox connection in the end zone that separated them 14 points. In the second quarter, the Bills offense crushed the Pats defense averaging 10.8 yards advancing on each passing play and eight on each rushing option; the result was a TD with Singletary carrying to add 20 unanswered points. The roller over New England continued until the final drive of the first half when Singletary celebrated his second rushing touchdown, 27-0. Before the break the Patriots got their first points, 27-3 with a field goal. Early in the third quarter, Jones crashed into the NFL’s number one defense again and suffered his second interception, this time at the hands of Levi Wallace. The offense turned the error into six points, 33-3, with a touchdown sent to Emmanuel Sanders. The Patriots went 7-for-7 midway through the third quarter on a pass to Kendrick Bourne that brought them within 33-10, but the hometown responded early in the fourth quarter with Allen’s pass to Gabriel Davis for a 40-10 lead. The ordeal for coach Bill Belichick’s squad continued with another drive into the end zone by Allen to offensive lineman Tommy Dole that extended the rout to 47-10, who somewhat masked Bourne’s passing score to leave the loss 47- 17. NFL playoff games: Saturday 15.01: Raiders 16-29 Bengals and Patriots 17-47 Bills. Sunday 16.01: Eagles-Buccaneers, 49ers-Cowboys and Steelers-Chiefs. Monday 17.01: Cardinals-Rams.

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