2. Bills make history with offensive efficiency
It was a record-setting night for Buffalo on multiple fronts, so bare with us as we run through some breathtaking stats.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Bills became the first team in the Super Bowl era to score a touchdown on each of its first seven drives of a playoff game. They also became the first team in NFL history (!) to finish a playoff game without a punt, turnover or field goal.
They literally played THE perfect game of football. Against the Belichick-led Patriots. In a win-or-go-home situation.
If you needed more evidence that proved Buffalo owns New England, those 47 points are the most Belichick’s Pats have ever surrendered. Forget playoffs, the game also marked the most lopsided loss of the Belichick era.
Let’s circle back to the punting stat for a moment. Dating back to Week 16, Buffalo’s last 12 possessions against the Patriots have resulted in 10 scores (nine touchdowns and just one field goal). Essentially, the only thing that stopped the Bills from putting up more points was the clock.
Setting records seemingly without breaking a sweat (not just because of the cold!) is quite the way to say this isn’t really a rivalry.