Podcast: Total evisceration
That's one way to exorcise some demons. The Buffalo Bills welcomed the team that's tortured them for a good two decades to town for a wild card game. Then, they kicked their ass.
Josh Allen was unstoppable.
Bill Belichick surrendered punt after punt after punt.
The Buffalo Bills, clearly, are superior to the New England Patriots in 2021-22.
We couldn’t wrap our brains around the Patriots’ three-pass triumph last month. That game didn’t make sense and certainly doesn’t make sense now with the Bills leaving the Patriots in the dust Saturday night at Highmark Stadium, 47-17.
Safety Micah Hyde got the rout rolling on the Patriots’ first offensive drive, swiping an end-zone interception on what should’ve been a game-tying touchdown. And the Bills never looked back with Allen throwing for 308 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions on 21-of-25 passing. Running back Devin Singletary — a man with rare perspective, as our readers know — added 81 rushing yards and two scores. Even wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who has his own show here at Go Long, added 74 total yards in a few key moments, too.
When Buffalo’s offense is firing, it can be almost impossible to defense. This was clinical.
Now, a potential rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs looms in the divisional round. The Chiefs blistered the Bills in the AFC title game last season but the Bills’ confidence will be high given they won at Arrowhead Stadium in October and looked as sharp as ever in this win over the Pats. Doesn’t it seem like we were just wondering if the Bills were too soft? Give them credit for turning things around in a hurry.
We get into it all on the podcast with former Bills director of personnel, Jim Monos.
And, hey, the Cincinnati Bengals were victorious, too. We touch on do-it-all Joe Burrow and the Bengals holding off the Las Vegas Raiders, 26-19.
Also, step aside shopping cart heathens. There’s a new crusade to fight. Stick around for the end of the pod to see who we all must unite against in everyday life.
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