Bills survive scare from Dolphins, advance to AFC divisional round

It seemed like the Buffalo Bills had things on easy mode Sunday .

when they jumped out to an early 17-0 lead against the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card match-up.  

Although the day would end successfully for Buffalo, it wouldn’t come without plenty of drama along the way.

Miami, playing with backup quarterback Skylar Thompson, scored 17-straight points to tie the game up shortly before halftime.

 Buffalo was able to answer with a field goal late in the half to take a 20-17 lead to break.

A turnover for a touchdown gave Miami a 24-20 advantage early in the second half but Buffalo’s defense tightened ,

and just as importantly, the Bills didn’t turn the ball over the rest of the way, after doing so four times to that point.

As a result the Bills survived as a 34-31 winner, despite entering the game as a nearly two-touchdown favorite.

 With the win the Bills advance to the divisional playoffs next weekend as the AFC’s second seed .

while Miami heads home with a 9-9 overall record this season.