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Bills clinch 2022 AFC playoff berth with win over Dolphins


With tonight's thrilling 32-29 win over the Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills (11-3) have officially clinched a playoff spot in the 2022 AFC playoffs.

The Bills rallied from a 29-21 deficit to win on the final play of regulation on a Tyler Bass 25-yard field goal.

It marks just the third time in franchise history the Bills have reached the playoffs in four consecutive seasons (1963-1966, 1988-1993) and the team's third-straight season with 11 or more wins.

Sean McDermott has coached the Bills to a playoff berth in five of his first six seasons at the helm. He the first current NFL head coach to lead his team to the playoffs in each of the last four seasons — Chiefs HC Andy Reid and Titans HC Mike Vrabel can join him by clinching playoff berths of their own this season.

The Bills jumped out to a fast start in the 2022 season, winning five of their first six games. After back-to-back losses in Week 9 and 10, the Bills have bounced back with four wins in a row. They currently lead the AFC East by three games and hold the No. 1 seed in the AFC with three games left in the regular season.

Another milestone achieved Saturday night was Josh Allen's 50th regular season win as the Bills QB.

Next up, Buffalo can clinch the AFC East with a victory over the Bears on Christmas Eve.

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