The Buffalo Bills secured a 31-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in a snowy Super Wild Card matchup at Highmark Stadium. Quarterback Josh Allen showcased his skills with a historic 52-yard rushing touchdown, the longest in Bills postseason history. Allen completed 21 of 30 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns, adding 74 yards and another score on the ground.
The Bills' offense clicked from the start, executing near perfection with an average of eight yards per play. The defense played a pivotal role, forcing three three-and-outs in the first half and capitalizing on two takeaways. Despite injuries affecting the defense in the second half, the Bills maintained control.
Key moments included Taron Johnson's forced fumble, leading to a touchdown pass to Dalton Kincaid, and Kaiir Elam's crucial interception in the end zone. The Steelers managed to narrow the gap, but the Bills' offense, led by Allen, responded with key plays.
Notable stats include Sean McDermott's impressive record in cold-weather games, Dawson Knox's sixth postseason touchdown, and Allen's historic achievements, such as the longest rushing touchdown in Bills playoff history. The Bills advance to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round.
Important game details:
- Josh Allen: 21-for-30, 203 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 74 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown
- Defensive highlights: 3 three-and-outs, 2 takeaways
- Key injuries: Middle linebacker Terrel Bernard exited the game with an ankle injury
- Next game: Bills vs. Chiefs in the Divisional Round next Sunday at 6:30 p.m.