The Buffalo Bills have officially ended the 2020 regular season. By beating the division rival Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Bills clinched a bye for the postseason and a 13-3 record, their best record since 1991. It’s been a dream season for the Bills, as their quarterback has become an elite player and the team is in position to contend for a super bowl. Here are some key takeaways from Sunday’s game.
Ed Oliver’s record-breaking game
Ed Oliver has had an outstanding season in 2020, but he saved his best performance for last. The former first-round pick had five sacks on Sunday out of the teams eight. It was a big reason why the Bills were able to blow out the Dolphins. Oliver was unstoppable as his combination of quickness and strength was too much for the answerless Dolphins. Due to Oliver’s explosion on Sunday, he broke the NFL season sack record with 23 sacks.
Singletary carries the load
For most of the season, the passing attack has been the heavy lifters for the offense but on Sunday it was the run game. More specifically Devin Singletary. Singletary finished the game with 126 yards with two touchdowns on 20 carries. Including his best highlight of the season as he juked a Dolphins out of his shoes en route to a touchdown in the second half.
The unsung hero
There have been so many different players that have contributed greatly to the Bills this season. However, one player who hasn’t gotten much love has been Tyler Bass. After a shaky start to the season, Bass has been automatic. He ended the year 33 for 35 with a long of 60 yards and didn’t miss one extra point. Great teams also need great kickers and Bass has shown during his rookie year that he is just that.
The Bills have clinched the two seed in the AFC, meaning they’ll be off for Wild Card Weekend. This means they’ll get the higher remaining seed, which likely means it will be the Houston Texans. You never know who will win in the playoffs. However, the thought of the Bills having a chance to get revenge over the team that knocked them out fo the playoffs last season is intriguing. Especially in front of their fans at home.
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