Buffalo Bills make playoff history with 7 touchdown drives in blowout win vs. New England Patriots


Josh Allen scored 5 times on the Pats' defense.

Josh Allen had five touchdown passes to lead the Bills to a big win. (2:25)

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The Buffalo Bills beat the New England Pats more than once. They made a statement.

The Bills dominated the teams' third meeting in 41 days, winning 47-17 at home to advance to the Divisional round of the playoffs. The Buffalo Bills became the first team in the Super Bowl era to score a touchdown on all seven of their possessions in a playoff game.

The Bills have beaten the Pats twice this season by double-digits, becoming the first team to do so since Bill Belichick became head coach.

The Bills' last 13 drives against the Pats have yielded 11 scores, 10 of which were touchdown. The clock was the only thing that stopped the Buffalo offense.

The Bills continued to show improvements in areas that have caused issues throughout the season after the offense put up an impressive performance. The running game was effective and the offensive line set the tone.

The performance of quarterback Josh Allen was the most impressive part of the game. One of the big questions going into the game was if Allen could handle the cold. He put together one of the best performances of his career when the temperature was below 10 degrees.

In addition to six carries for 66 yards, Allen completed 21/25 passes (84%) for 308 yards and five touchdown, in addition to his previous performance against the Pats. It is the highest completion percentage in a playoff game with 25 or more attempts since Rodgers in the 2010 Divisional Playoffs.

He became the third player in the Super Bowl era with at least 150 pass yards and 50 rush yards in a single half of a playoff game, joining Drew Brees and Russell Wilson.

Allen had two touchdown passes to tight end and wide receiver. The touchdown was the first of the career for the player, who has played in 14 playoff games with five different teams.

Allen's fifth touchdown was a one-yard throw. All five of his touchdown throws came in play-action, the most by any player in a regular-season or playoff game since 2006 when the network began tracking play-action. He has not been fired in the last four games.

The offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage throughout the game, and running back Devin Singletary ran for two touchdown.

The defense forced two turnovers and limited Mac Jones.

The Bills have a perfect record at home in the playoffs this season and will head to the Divisional round. The Bills would head to Kansas City if the Chiefs win on Sunday.

Buffalo has not won a road playoff game since McDermott became head coach. The Bills would host the CincinnatiBengals next week if the Pittsburgh Steelers win.