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Isaiah McKenzie leads the Bills with 11 holds for 125 yards and a touchdown as the Buffalo Bills regain top spot at AFC East with a win over the New England Patriots, for which running back Damien Harris scored three running touchdowns in one. tough day for Mac Jones.

Last updated: 26/12/21 21:44

Josh Allen and the Bills put the fate of their division in their own hands with a victory over the Patriots

Josh Allen threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 64 yards when the Buffalo Bills claimed control of AFC East with a 33-21 win over the New England Patriots on Boxing Day.

Game history

Isaiah McKenzie starred for Buffalo in the absence of Gabriel Davis and Cole Beasley with career best 11 holds for 125 yards and one touchdown along with seven receptions for 85 yards and a Stefon Diggs score.

Damien Harris ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns to pave the way for New England, who slipped to second place in the division with both teams 9-6 during the year.

The Bills can clinch their second consecutive AFC East title by winning the remaining two games of the regular season.

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Allen iced the win with a two-yard touchdown over Dawson Knox with 2.30 to play after keeping Buffalo’s chewing drive alive in the last four minutes with a four-inch scramble followed by an improvised shovel passes to Diggs, who makes way and works its way for 19 yards on the third and 10.

The Patriots had threatened a comeback when Harris eight-yard touchdown on the third of the day brought the Patriots to 26-21 midway through the fourth period.

Devin Singletary’s two-yard run gave the Bills a 26-14 lead with 12 minutes to go after they had led by 10 points at half-time thanks to Diggs’s 12-yard catch just before half-time.

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones finished 14 of 32 for 145 yards and two interceptions, both chosen courtesy of Micah Hyde.

Leading statistics


  • Passing: Josh Allen, 30/47, 314 yards, 3 TD
  • Race: Josh Allen, 12 courses, 64 yards
  • Devin Singletary, 12 courses, 39 yards, 1 TD
  • Reception: Isaiah McKenzie, 11 tricks, 125 yards, 1 TD
  • Stefon Diggs, seven tricks, 85 yards, 1 TD


  • Passes: Mac Jones, 14/32, 145 yards, 2 INT
  • Run: Damien Harris, 18 transports, 103 yards, 3 TD
  • Reception: Jakobi Meyers, six taken, 59 yards

Score summary

Score summary

Invoices 7-0 Patriots Josh Allen from three yards passes to Isaiah McKenzie (extra point)
Invoices 7-7 patriots Damien Harris 16 yards on TD run (extra point)
Invoices 10-7 patriots Tyler Bass 25-yard basket
Invoices 17-7 patriots Josh Allen 14 yard TD passes to Stefon Diggs (extra point)
Invoices 20-7 patriots Tyler Bass 34 yard basket
Invoices 20-14 patriots Damien Harris 1 yard on TD run (extra point)
Invoices 26-14 patriots Devin Singletary TD on two-yard run (two-point conversion failed)
Invoices 26-21 patriots Damien Harris eight yards on TD run (extra point)
Invoices 33-21 Patriots Josh Allen TD passes two yards to Dawson Knox (extra point)

Key Reproductions

The Bills took command of Allen’s three-yard strike over McKenzie in the fourth and two after Ed Oliver’s sack derailed New England’s opening drive, before Harris followed blockers for a touchdown option from 16 yards expertly designed to cover a seven-minute drive including two quarter and one conversions from the possible marker.

Buffalo opted for a Tyler Bass field goal from 25 yards when Adrian Phillips overturned Allen’s pass in the end zone to Emmanuel Sanders, who then dropped a should be touchdown in the fourth and goal from the one after Hyde had picked up the double-headed by AJ Klein and Siran Neal for an interception to put the Bills in Patriots territory.

Facing the fourth and seven just before the two minute warning, the Bills drew a jump from Christian Barmore to set a quarter and two from which Allen found Diggs for 23 yards before returning to his favorite catcher with a 12- yard touchdown to bring the lead to 17-7 at half time.

The Bills came out empty on the opening drive in the third quarter when Jake Kumerow dropped a pass in the end zone for what would have been a 23-yard touchdown before Knox had a 12-yard score overruled by a penalty on Daryl Williams as an ineligible downfield man. Knox was then reported to have held, Allen escaped a fumble on what was ultimately declared an incomplete pass, and Bass came in to kick a 34-yard field goal.

Harris threw a punch on his second of the day from a backyard to reward a 14-play, 75-yard possession that included two more fourth-down conversions after Jones avoided being intercepted by Levi Wallace on a dangerous deep shot at N ‘Keal Harry.

Singletary’s two-yard run score followed by a failed two-point attempt gave the Bills a 12-point lead over 26-14, narrowed to five points thanks to Harris’ third of the day on eight yards with seven minutes left. .

Allen finished in style when he threw a two-yard pass on a gaping Knox as he scrambled to his left after Diggs’s play crushing the tackle.

What’s next?

The Bills’ remaining schedule sees them host the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets in a bid to clinch AFC East, while the Patriots will host the Jacksonville Jaguars before visiting the Miami Dolphins on the final day of the regular season.

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