Bills blow out Patriots 47-17, advance to Divisional Round

In the third meeting with the Patriots in six weeks, it was another bitter cold matchup in the Wild Card round, but like they did at Gillette Stadium in Week 16, the Bills trounced rival New England 47-17 to advance to the AFC Divisional Round.

Josh Allen had an outstanding performance on the field, completing 21 of 25 passes for 308 yards and five touchdowns in the win.

Scoring came early and often for Buffalo, with the Bills scoring touchdowns on each of their seven drives of the game. That was the first time in NFL history that a team was able to score on each of their drives in the postseason.

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The Buffalo Bills will host their Super Wild Card Weekend game against the New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Highmark Stadium, setting the stage for a rubber match between the AFC East rivals after they split their regular-season series.

Buffalo clinched a second straight division title and the No. 3 seed in the AFC with a 27-10 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. New England fell to No. 6 with a 33-24 loss to Miami and Las Vegas’ victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

It will be the first playoff meeting of the Super Bowl era between the Bills and Patriots. The two teams did meet during the 1963 AFL divisional round, Buffalo’s first playoff game in franchise history.

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