The Buffalo Bills will be moving on to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1993. It was a strong effort by the Bills on Sunday, as they got revenge on the team that ended their winning streak earlier in the season. Here are some key takeaways from Sunday’s game.
Rush defense balls out
The Denver Broncos have been one of the best rushing offenses in football this season. However, on Sunday the Bills took care of them. The Broncos rushed for just 38 yards on Sunday as the lead back Phillip Lindsay had 12 carries for 22 yards. It was an elite performance by the Bills defense when they needed it most.
Big turnovers forced
The Bills pass defense also made some huge plays. They picked off Broncos Quarterback Drew Lock twice on Sunday, including Tre White intercepting the first pass of the day by Lock. This set the tone for the rest of the game as later as Jordan Poyer would pick off Lock on the very next possession.
Singletary steps up
Going up against an excellent passing defense, the Bills knew they would have to run the football. Luckily for them, Devin Singletary delivered. He rushed for 130 yards on 27 carries, as the Bills controlled the line of scrimmage. Rookie Zach Moss also had seven carries for 44 yards as the Bills rushed for 170 yards as a team.
Most importantly the Bills won on Sunday, which means they’ll be playing for a Super Bowl title on Sunday. They’ll be facing a tough team, as the New Orleans Saints have been playing some great football the past few weeks. Led by Jamies Winston and Alvin Kamara, it should be an exciting game.
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