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Bills Postgame Spotlight | Buffalo Bills 56, Miami Dolphins 26

Isaiah McKenzie (19) punt return for touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins, January 3, 2021 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert
Isaiah McKenzie (19) punt return for touchdown. Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins, January 3, 2021 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert


Orchard Park, New York

Final Score:

Buffalo Bills 56, Miami Dolphins 26


Bills (13-3), Miami Dolphins (10-6)

  • The Bills have finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and tied the franchise record for wins in a season (also had 13 in 1990 & 1991). The Bills also have won their final six games of the season and posted the best finish to a season ever (won last 4 games in 1973 & 1993). It marks their first six-game winning streak since a six-game stretch in games 10-15, 2004.
  • Buffalo has recorded a 6-0 season sweep of their divisional foes for the first time ever. This is only the sixth time that Buffalo achieved a two-game season sweeps against three opponents in the same year.
  • With the 56 points scored today; the Bills ended the regular season with 501 points scored which is another team record. The record was previously held by the 1991 Buffalo Bills who scored 458 points that season. … 56 points mark the second-most in team history, trailing only 58 points vs. Miami in 1966 (9/18).
  • Josh Allen is the first player in NFL history with at least 4,500 passing yards, 35 touchdown passes and five rushing touchdowns in a single season.
  • Tyler Bass established a new Bills single-season record for points (141).
  • With 56 points in today's game, the Bills have scored 30+ points for the ninth time this season. That ties the franchise record set back in 1991. The Bills have now scored 87 points on Miami this season, tying the most in series history by the Bills (87 points in 1966).
  • Early in the second quarter, Josh Allen set another Bills franchise record for most passing yards in a single season. He ended the 2020 regular season with 4,544 passing yards which surpassed Drew Bledsoe's record of 4,359 yards set in 2002. Allen currently holds nine single-season Bills records all set this season.
  • Josh Allen found Isaiah McKenzie twice in the endzone in today's game. The first was a 7-yard score and the second a 14-yard score. McKenzie now has five receiving touchdowns this season and it is the first multi-touchdown game of the wide receiver's career.
  • On top of the two receiving touchdowns, Isaiah McKenzie added an 84-yard punt return touchdown to put the Bills up 21-7 towards the end of the first half. It is the first punt return touchdown in McKenzie's career and the first punt return touchdown for the Bills since 2014 when Marcus Thigpen brought a punt back for a touchdown vs Green Bay. He is the sixth player in team history to score on offense and via return. McKenzie joins Max Anderson, OJ Simpson, Greg Jones, Robb Riddick and CJ Spiller.
  • In what was only Tua Tagovailoa's third interception of the season, Josh Norman picked off Tagovailoa and returned it 16 yards for the Bills score. It marks Norman's first interception as a Bill and the 15th of his career. It is his third career pick-six and his first since 2015.
  • This is the first time since 2011 that the Bills have scored an offensive touchdown, defensive touchdown and a return touchdown in the same game.
  • Dean Marlowe picked off Tua Tagovailoa twice in today's game. For Marlowe, it marked his first career interception and his first game with multiple interceptions. This game marks the first game in Tua Tagovailoa's career with multiple interceptions.
  • Undrafted free agent Antonio Williams played in his first career game in the NFL today and ended the day with eight rushes for 49 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
  • Gabriel Davis hauled in a 56-yard receiving touchdown. He's now the third Bills rookie/first-year WR with 7+ TD catches in a season, joining Lee Evans (9 in 2004) and Elbert Dubenion (7 as first-year pro in 1960). He ended the day with two receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown, it marks his first career 100 yard receiving game.

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