With a Win Over the Steelers, Bills Chase Elusive Maiden Super Bowl

Published 12/14/2020, 11:19 AM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


For Buffalo Bills fans, it’s been far too long. The last time the team based out of New York State made the Super Bowl was back in 1994, which was also their 4th consecutive Super Bowl appearance.

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An unprecedented feat given that no team had ever done it before, and none has been able to replicate it since. Sadly, for the Bills, all 4 resulted in defeats. 

But for the Bills Mafia, things are finally looking up again, and that elusive maiden Super Bowl title might not be too far away. 

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Buffalo Bills’ 10-3 record their best since ‘91

Going into Week-14, the Bills had a shot at replicating their best form through 13 games in the regular season since 1991. And that they did, with a 26-15 win over the Steelers at Orchard Park.

With the win, the Bills look primed to win the AFC East title for the first time since 1995. A spot in the Playoffs too could be confirmed by Monday if the Cleveland Browns can thwart the Baltimore Ravens’ plans of staking a claim for the wild card spot.

Josh Allen continues to shine

While Allen did struggle to get into the groove in the first half of the game, he found his usual footing in the second and got his team two important touchdowns in the 3rd quarter.

While it wasn’t his best performance of the season, it was enough to seal the deal against a Steelers-side with one of the best defenses in the league. 

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Allen’s 2020 season has been his best so far by a country mile. The 3rd-year quarterback has already surpassed his previous best for passing yards with 3,641 this season in just 13 games.

He’s also registered 28 passing touchdowns so far, another career best for the QB drafted in from the Wyoming Cowboys.

Stefon Diggs turns up the heat

In wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Allen has a potent aerial route at his disposal to get the big plays. After a slow start to the game, Diggs gave the team the spark they needed in the second half to put the game out of the Steelers’ reach.

His 10 receptions for 130 yards including a touchdown was enough for the Bills to see the game through to the end.  

The wide receiver drafted in from Minnesota currently leads the league for most receptions with a 100 catches so far, all while averaging 13 yards per reception.

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Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) dives into the end zone in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) for a touchdown during the third quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

With 1,167 receiving yards this season, Diggs is third in the league only behind the likes of the Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Seattle Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf. 

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In Diggs, the Bills have a game-winner and if he and Allen get going, there’s very little the opposition can do to stop the Bills from making a Super Bowl run.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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