It was the most fun Buffalo Bills fans had ever had — certainly for Bills fans my age in their 20s or 30s, who missed the Super Bowl teams of the early ’90s.
The Bills completely destroyed the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium, by a score of 47-17. The score wasn’t even that close.
The man of the night was Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
Allen has had some incredible games over the past two seasons, but he had his NFL best on Sunday. Josh went 21/25 for 300+ yards and 5 touchdowns. He also added 66 rushing yards.
Allen and the Bills were so good on offense that they did something no team in NFL history has ever done. Taking the knees off late in the game, the Bills scored one touchdown on seven possessions against the Patriots. They also didn’t once have a 4th down and didn’t punt or field goal attempt.
The Bills literally played the perfect first game on offense, ever in the NFL.
The Bills ended 20 years of aggression on Saturday night. That’s how it felt to me and any other Bills fan who grew up during the drought.
It was clear that New England was not remotely in the same ballpark of talent, and the Bills might have saved some of their playoff playbook.
There’s also no reason to believe that Josh Allen isn’t a top 3-4 quarterback in the NFL and he’s one of the best players, period. The Patriots had no answer for Allen in this game.
The Bills are now waiting to see who they will face next weekend in the Divisional Round. If the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, the Bills will travel to Arrowhead Stadium. If the Steelers win (which would be a surprise), the Bills will host the Cincinnati Bengals.