ORCHARD PARK, NY – Quarterback Josh Allen spent the regular season leading the Bills to a franchise record with 13 wins and their first AFC East title in 25 years The Buffalo Defense has helped make the team first in the past two weeks Appeared in a conference championship game since 1994

Both units need to be much sharper than a 26-17 loss to Kansas City in Week 6 if the second-occupied Bills (15-3) have the chance to improve the top-staffed and defending Super Bowl bosses (15- 2) in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday

The result three months ago made Bill coach Sean McDermott take a sobering approach to correcting what went wrong

“Two good opponents, I know. But the minute you lose is going to be easy, that’s not good business,” said McDermott after the loss that followed a 42:16 loss in Tennessee

“We take it hard There are no moral victories,” he added. “We have to really look at our football team, be honest with ourselves and say,” What do we need to correct? ”

Buffalo’s offensive ended in a season low of 206 yards, with Allen overtaking 122 yards – the player’s second-lowest total in his third year of a game he starts and ends

On defense, Buffalo successfully limited Patrick Mahomes to 225 yards passing, his third lowest total of the season, and two touchdowns on the bills instead, trampled on by rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who finished with a season best of 161 yards

McDermott defended his team’s defensive approach, calling it a “pick your poison” choice between selling out and stopping Mahomes or Edwards-Helaire

He may have to make the same decision this weekend as rewind is expected to return after three missed games with an ankle injury, however, it is not a certainty and Mahomes’ status is also unclear after breaking at 10:17 pm on Sunday -Win the Browns had a concussion

If there’s a good side, the bills have gotten progressively better, especially on defense, as they have won 11 out of 12 since losing, and eight in a row to reach the team’s longest run since 1990

Although Allen took the lead in a 27:24 win over Indianapolis with three touchdowns, the defense was the star in a 17-3 win over Baltimore on Saturday

Aside from the Ravens getting their lowest score in 12 years, including playoffs, the Bills sealed Taron Johnson’s NFL playoff record win in the final minute of the third quarter, which equates to intercepting 101 yards

Most importantly, dynamic QB Lamar Jackson of the Ravens has been kept in check He walked 14 of 24 for 162 yards in just 34 yards of rush before being kicked out of the game with a concussion in the final game of the third quarter

The foray continued a trend: Buffalo’s defense peaked in the last leg of the season After Buffalo allowed 273 points through a 32:30 defeat in Arizona in Week 10, he gave only 137 to Johnson’s in the last eight games Touchdown was the fifth goal in a return in Buffalo’s last six games

The Buffalo Defense finished 14th in the NFL Place in yards, after finishing in the top three for the past two seasons, remains a proud unit

Defensive ending Jerry Hughes was grateful that Buffalo had the late Saturday playoff game, which gave him a chance to spend the early afternoon listening to TV analysts like Buffalo’s chances, Jackson and the NFL curb the Ravens’ best running attack, reject

“We saw it as a challenge,” said Hughes, who sacked Jackson twice, “If we see the guys on TV talking about not playing defense in Buffalo, we’re going to give up 30 points I think we went out there and played like we had something to prove””

The red zone defense of the Bills has decreased, allowing only four touchdowns and three field goals in the last eleven games of the opponents in Buffalo’s 20 in the last three games

Any semblance of running attack after Buffalo called a running game against Baltimore in the first half and ended with an initial relegation Buffalo’s 32 yard rushing were the fewest in a win since winning 31 in a 45-39 win in Minnesota on Sept 15, 2002

Johnson’s interception return for a touchdown was his second in five weeks after his 51-yard return put Buffalo in the lead in a 26:15 win over Pittsburgh. Allen described Johnson’s TD on Saturday as “a potential franchise -changing game “”

RB TJ Yeldon had two carry games for 4 yards to replace injured backup Zack Moss

4-0 – Buffalo’s record in the AFC Championship Game during his four consecutive Super Bowl games from 1991 to 1994. The last of these wins was over Kansas City

McDermott faces his former Philadelphia Eagles boss, head coach Andy Reid for the third time since he took office in Buffalo in 2017. McDermott is 1-1 against Reid, including a 16:10 win in Kansas City on Nov. 26, 2017

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