The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have half of their Super Wild Card Weekend game on the books. Going into half time, Josh Allen’s club are 20-17 ahead, but this showdown in the AFC East may be a little closer than expected.
Both teams were a bit tight to start as the Bills turned the ball over on downs on their opening possession and the Dolphins went three-and-out, but Buffalo settled in quickly after that to go on a 17-0 run. Allen completed a 52-yard pass to Stefon Diggs that would set up a 6-yard touchdown reception by Dawson Knox to start the scoring on the day, and a 12-yard run by James Cook on the next possession filled in a Dean interception Marlowe on. rookie Skylar Thompson midway through the first quarter.
However, after that point by Buffalo, the Dolphins put together a 17–0 run of their own to tie the game just before halftime. Most of those runs came courtesy of two interceptions Miami Josh Allen was able to force. After a Cole Beasley ball bounced and landed in the arms of Jevon Holland, Thompson was able to connect with Mike Gesicki for a touchdown that helped tie the game, along with a two-point conversion from Tyreek Hill.
However, as we’ve seen before with this Bills offense, you can’t leave it at any time. After Miami tied the game with 33 seconds left in the half, Buffalo marched 54 yards downfield and retook the lead, thanks to a Tyler Bass field goal.
Can the Dolphins rally in the second half and pull off the biggest upset of the weekend or will the Bills hold on to advance to the divisional round? We’re about to find out. As this game continues to unfold, be sure to check out our live blog from Sunday’s matchup. Below you will find instant analysis and real-time highlights of the best plays.
How to watch
Date: Sunday January 15 | Time: 1 p.m. ET
Place: Highmark Stadium (Orchard Park, New York)
TV: CBS| Current: Paramount+ (click here)
Opportunities: Bills -9.5, O/U 46 (Courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook)