Buffalo Bills win first AFC East Championship since 1995
The Buffalo Bills (11-3) defeated the Denver Broncos (5-9) to win their first AFC East Championship since 1995 in a dominating 48-19 rout. The Bills also ended the New England Patriots’ all-time record streak of 11 straight division championships. Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen excelled in this game, completing 28 passes on 40 attempts and throwing for two touchdowns along with no interceptions. Allen also tacked on a pair of rushing touchdowns to his totals. Stefon Diggs was also a huge factor as the star receiver racked up 147 yards on 11 receptions. The Bills defense terrorized Drew Lock and the Broncos offense all game long, holding Lock to only one touchdown pass and 132 yards, and a strip-sack recovered by the Bills for a touchdown. The Bills could have caused more damage if not for their two dropped interceptions.
The Buffalo Bills’ road to the playoffs continues next week at New England (6-7) and closes their regular season at home against the Miami Dolphins (8-5). The Bills have a chance to finish their season 13-3, which would be their best record since the 1991 season. Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos have been eliminated from the playoffs for a fourth straight season, and have not appeared in the playoffs since their Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers.