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ORCHARD PARK, NY – JANUARY 08: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills on the field before the game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 8, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen briefly lost his temper during Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Allen got into a shoving match with Christian Wilkins, which then led to a full-on brawl.

The fight came with just over six minutes to play in the second quarter. With the Bills leading 17-3, Allen threw a deep interception to Javie Howard. After Howard’s return, players from both teams began going to within a few yards of where Howard was scrambling.

Replays showed the fight started after Allen and Wilkins engaged in a shoving match after an interception. On Howard’s return, Wilkins ran up to Allen and shoved him with one arm. Wilkins then turned to prevent Allen from interfering with the return.

Allen didn’t appreciate the push and pushed Wilkins full with both hands. Wilkins turned around and the two engaged in a shoving match. Eventually, other Bills players got involved and Wilkins and several other players ended up on the ground.

Help arrived in the form of Bills center Mitch Morse. Wilkins and Morse tangled, and both players ended up on the ground surrounded by the crowd. When Morse got involved, Allen walked away from the fray, hoping not to get flagged.

Allen was successful there, but Morse was not so lucky. Both he and Wilkins received unnecessarily harsh fines. They compensated, giving the Dolphins the ball at the 48-yard line.

Miami capitalized on the turnover. Quarterback Skylar Thompson led an 8-play drive that resulted in a field goal to make it 17-6.

Two drives later, Allen threw another interception, putting the Dolphins in great field position. Thompson made Buffalo pay by hitting Mike Gesicki. The Dolphins then managed a 2-point conversion to tie the score at 17-17 just before halftime.

Buffalo then drove down the field and kicked a field goal to make it 20-17 at halftime.


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