Bills vs. Dolphins score: Live updates, stats, highlights, analysis as AFC East rivals clash in wild-card game

The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have one half of their Super Wild Card Weekend matchup in the books. At the break, Josh Allen’s club finds itself ahead, 20-17, but this AFC East showdown may be a bit closer than those may have expected.

Both of these teams were a little tight to start as the Bills turned the ball over on downs on their opening possession and the Dolphins went three-and-out, but Buffalo quickly settled in after that and went on a 17-0 run. Allen completed a 52-yard pass to Stefon Diggs that would set up a 6-yard touchdown reception by Dawson Knox to start the scoring on the day, and a 12-yard run by James Cook on the following possession complemented a Dean Marlowe interception off rookie Skylar Thompson midway through the first quarter.

However, after that run by Buffalo, the Dolphins put together a 17-0 run of their own to tie the game right before the half. The bulk of those points came courtesy of two interceptions that Miami was able to force off Josh Allen. After a ball bounced off Cole Beasley and landed into the arms of Jevon Holland, Thompson was able to connect with Mike Gesicki for a touchdown that helped tie the game along with a Tyreek Hill two-point conversion.

As we’ve seen with this Bills offense before, however, you can’t leave it any time. After Miami tied the game with 33 seconds left in the half, Buffalo marched 54 yards down the field and retook the lead, thanks to a Tyler Bass field goal.

Can the Dolphins rally in the second half and pull off the biggest upset of the weekend or will the Bills hang on to advance to the divisional round? We’re about to find out. As this game continues to unfold, be sure to check out our live blog of Sunday’s matchup. Below, you’ll find instant analysis and real-time highlights of all the best plays.

How to watch

Date: Sunday, Jan. 15 | Time: 1 p.m. ET
Lease: Highmark Stadium (Orchard Park, New York)
TV:
CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
odds: Bills -9.5, O/U 46 (Courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook)

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