Josh Allen threw a go-ahead landing cross to Dawson Knox halfway by way of the fourth quarter, and the Buffalo Payments gained their fourth straight AFC East title, rallying previous the Miami Dolphins 21-14 on Sunday night time.
Allen made issues troublesome for the Payments with three turnovers in Miami territory, however he got here by way of on the finish to assist Buffalo earn the No. 2 seed within the convention. The Payments, who did not clinch a playoff berth till Tennessee beat Jacksonville earlier Sunday, will host seventh-seeded Pittsburgh within the wild-card spherical on Sunday.
Buffalo was 5-5 in mid-November and confronted lengthy odds simply to make the playoffs, however went 6-1 down the stretch, together with 5 straight wins to complete the season, to get in with loads of momentum.
Miami, which made the postseason with its Week 16 win over Dallas, fell to the sixth seed and can play at AFC West champion Kansas Metropolis on Saturday night time.
The Payments dominated time of possession and outgained Miami by practically 200 yards, however Buffalo trailed 14-7 earlier than Deonte Harty returned a punt 96 yards for a landing early within the fourth quarter.
Josh Allen throws back-to-back INTs
Buffalo pressured a three-and-out, and Allen directed an eight-play, 74-yard drive, capped by his 5-yard toss to Knox with 4:52 left. Miami had one final likelihood, however Taylor Rapp intercepted Tua Tagovailoa on a cross supposed for Chase Claypool with 1:13 left.
Allen completed 30 of 38 for 359 yards and two TDs. He was intercepted on back-to-back drives to open the sport, and he squandered one other scoring likelihood when he accomplished a cross to Ty Johnson wanting the purpose line on the finish of the primary half, permitting time to run out.
A promising Buffalo drive within the third quarter ended when Allen was strip-sacked by Christian Wilkins.
Tagovailoa completed 17 of 27 for 173 yards with two interceptions. He had a 3-yard landing throw to Tyreek Hill within the second quarter. Rookie operating again De’Von Achane‘s shifty 25-yard rating within the second quarter put Miami forward 7-0.