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Bills 47, Patriots 17 | Game recap, highlights & photos

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Dawson Knox (88) touchdown Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots - Wild Card Playoff game at Highmark Stadium, January 15, 2022. Photo by Bill Wippert

Location:

Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY (Attendance - 69,188)

Final score:

Bills 47, Patriots 17

Records:

Bills (12-6), Patriots (10-8)

Next opponent:

Bills advance to the Divisional round; Game time/opponenet will be announced on Sunday night

For the full box score from today's game, click >> Link

Here's a list of notable teams notes from tonight's game …

  • Buffalo won its third consecutive home playoff game and improved to 13-3 all-time in home playoff games
  • The Bills defeated New England for the first time in the postseason
  • Sean McDermott became the second Bills coach to win his first three home playoff games joining Marv Levy (9). McDermott and Andy Reid (4 in a row) are the only active coaches with at least a three-game streak
  • The Bills handed New England its first postseason loss in freezing temperatures since 2015 (now 4-1)
  • Bills improved to 8-3 (including playoffs) against rookie quarterbacks since 2017

Here's a list of notable player milestones …

  • Josh Allen became the first quarterback in NFL history with 1,300 passing yards and 300 rushing yards in his first five postseason games
  • Josh Allen (10) moved into second place on the team's all-time postseason passing touchdowns list (No. 2 = Frank Reich (7))
  • Dawson Knox became the first Bill since Bill Brooks in 1994 (1/15 vs. LA Raiders) to catch multiple touchdowns in a single postseason game.
  • Knox is also the first Bills tight end with two touchdowns in a postseason game
  • Micah Hyde recorded his second career postseason interception and first since 2017 (with Packers)
  • Devin Singletary became the first Bill to rush for multiple touchdowns since Antowain Smith in 2000
  • Jerry Hughes (7.0) moved into third place on the team's all-time postseason sack list passing Darryl Talley (6.5)
  • Jerry Hughes became the first Bill with a three-game sack streak in the postseason since Bruce Smith's five-game streak in 1993-94.
  • Levi Wallace produced his first postseason interception
  • Emmanuel Sanders scored his first touchdown in the postseason (14 career playoff games)

Scroll to see photos from the Buffalo Bills Wild Card matchup with the New England Patriots on January 15, 2022.

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