Buffalo Bills playoff march continues through the Dolphins: 5 Takeaways

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Leonard Johnson
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 17: Tyrod Taylor /

3. Tyrod Taylor shows no sign of injury in his return

When Taylor left the game against the Indianpolis Colts last week Bills fans everywhere held their breaths to see if another quarterback change was going to happen.

Fortunatelythe 28-year old put those concerns to rest as he returned to the starting lineup and recorded the most passing yards in a game since Week 9 and his third highest total of the season. Taylor showed no signs of injury when he was in the pocket or when he ran with the ball.

Taylor completed 17 of 29 passes for 224 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions while running the ball six times for 42 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Taylor primarily targeted LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay to exploit the middle of the field and gain yardage against the Dolphins. McCoy and Clay were a part of nine of Taylor’s 17 completions.

Efficiency has been the name of the game for Taylor all season as he rarely turns the ball over. As Mike Schopp from WGR Buffalo points out Taylor is one of the best QB’s in the league this season when he’s under pressure.

While Taylor isn’t expected to single handedly beat the Patriots next week the pressure will definitely be on him to perform.

He will have to play some of his best football to not only help McCoy in the running game, but to keep Tom Brady off the field for as long as possible.