Turbulent NFL Playoffs!
The mega-favorite Buffalo Bills battle for a 34-31 home win over the Miami Dolphins in the wild-card round, who turn in a surprisingly strong performance.
The Bills now face the Cincinnati Bengals, who beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-17. It also makes it clear that the Kansas City Chiefs need to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.
There is also the first mega surprise! The New York Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-24, meeting the Philadelphia Eagles in the next round.
Impressive: Carsten Spengemann, NFL columnist at BILD, was about to say that the Jaguars, 49ers, Bills and Bengals would advance – and his hunch told him the Giants would win.
Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins 34:31
Good start for the Bills! Dawson Knox with a mega catch in the end zone. Powerful pass from Josh Allen. DAZN pundit Arik Bredendiek is rightly enthusiastic: “Linebacker gets fried on the left shoulder, that thing.”
After a mega-interception by Dean Marlowe, sick Damar Hamlin literally freaked out and sent an encouraging tweet out into the world.
Of course, the Bills want to win here today for Hamlin, who was just released from the hospital after his cardiac arrest.
The ticket machine is running full! James Cook rushes for a rushing touchdown. What a start for Buffalo.
Excitement at 17:3: Dolphins defenseman Christian Wilkins and Bills point guard Josh Allen engage in an escalating push. At the end it is a great tumult of the players and the flags of the referees.
Suddenly the dolphins are back in the game! With 33 seconds left in the second quarter, Mike Gesicki scored the touchdown. And celebrate with a pep dance. With a successful two-point conversion from Tyreek Hill, the score is 17:17 — after 0:17!
Confusion 7 seconds before the break: Stefon Diggs catches the egg in the end zone but his feet are out of bounds before controlling the ball. No hit! Instead, the Bills “only” make a field goal to reach 20:17.
Strong dolphin defense! Point guard Allen is knocked out, defender Zach Sieler grabs the egg and runs into the end zone. Wow, Miami takes the lead!
It’s the Bills’ turn again! Allen, who simply made too many mistakes late in the first half, once again shows what he is capable of. Watch out for Cole Beasley running into the end zone. landing! The favorite leads again.
The Bills show their muscles! Allen shoots the egg at Gabe Davis. landing! With an extra kick it is now 34:24.
The Dolphins don’t give up! Jeff Wilson runs for a touchdown. The kick is also there. Only 31:34 into the extremely long (longest first half of the season) and tight game.
Bitter: The Dolphins lost three timeouts because the offense took too long to prepare plays and the game clock ran out.
In the end, the Bills salvage the lead over time and advance to the next round – and an ill Damar Hamlin sends another encouraging tweet out into the world.
Minnesota Vikings – New York Giants 24:31
What a to-and-fro game!
After the expected departure of the favorites (touchdown of playmaker Kirk Cousins), the Giants suddenly took over. Touchdowns from Saquon Barkley and Isaiah Hodgins.
KJ Osborn’s touchdown brings the Vikings back before Daniel Bellinger brings the Giants back in the lead. A prior decision? No! Vikings celebrate Irv Smith Jr.’s touchdown.
The Giants enter the fourth quarter at 24:21. Kicker Greg Joseph equalized with his basket. Then Saquon Barkley returns – a full-throttle touchdown for New York!
The first round knockout surprise is over – the Giants are through! By the way, the first playoff victory since winning the Super Bowl in 2011…
Cincinnati Bengals – Baltimore Ravens 24:17
The third duel of the two teams this season. The Bengals won seven days ago (27:16), in October the Ravens were ahead (19:17).
millimeter work! The Ravens touchdown by JK Dobbins is a real eye-catcher.
crazy scene: The snap sends the ball flying over Ravens point guard Tyler Huntley. He stretches, grabs the egg and then throws it at a teammate. Wow!
The Bengals lead! Quarterback Joe Burrow himself threw himself through a wall of defenders in the end zone. landing! The two-point conversion also works! Tee Higgins catches Burrow Pass. 5:10 p.m.!
The Ravens strike back! Huntley passes to Demarcus Robinson – hit! Justin Tucker’s extra point tied the game at 17:17.
It’s the Bengals’ turn again! With an incredible touch! Sam Hubbard catches a Ravens turnover in front of his own end zone and runs 98 yards downfield. There has never been a run like this in playoff history.
Pure suspense a few seconds before the end: The Ravens want with all their might towards the end zone of the Bengals, they need a touchdown – and just fail!
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