League Championship: Carolina vs. Buffalo

January 25, 2026
61°
Miami Stadium (Miami, FL) Attendance: 69,750 (93%)
Carolina 0 14 3 0 - 17
Buffalo 7 0 0 3 - 10

Scoring Summary

(Qtr 1) Buffalo: 2-12-CAR 18 (8:59) 37-Edgar Smith ran to CAR 0 for 18 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 5-Kenneth Bertrand. BUF 7 CAR 0
(Qtr 2) Carolina: 1-5-BUF 5 (10:05) 38-Anthony Lea ran for 5 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 18-Daniel Hernandez. BUF 7 CAR 7
(Qtr 2) Carolina: 1-10-BUF 15 (1:00) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 83-Aaron Stokes for 15 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 18-Daniel Hernandez. BUF 7 CAR 14
(Qtr 3) Carolina: 4-5-BUF 9 (1:13) 18-Daniel Hernandez 27 yard field goal is GOOD. BUF 7 CAR 17
(Qtr 4) Buffalo: 4-3-CAR 23 (12:31) 5-Kenneth Bertrand 42 yard field goal is GOOD. BUF 10 CAR 17

Team Statistics

Buffalo Carolina
First Downs 15 19
- Rushing 8 5
- Passing 7 13
- Penalty 0 1
Total Net Yards 301 383
- Offensive Plays 61 63
- Yards Per Play 4.93 6.08
Net Rushing Yards 158 76
- Rushing Attempts 31 21
- Yards Per Rush 5.10 3.62
Net Passing Yards 143 307
- Att/Comp/Int 27 / 19 / 2 40 / 24 / 1
- Gross Passing Yards 163 323
- Sacks/Yards Lost 3 / 20 2 / 16
- Yards Per Pass Play 4.77 7.31
- Yards Per Completion 8.58 13.46
Fumbles/Lost 0 / 0 1 / 0
3rd Down Conversions 7 / 15 6 / 13
- Avg YTG on 3rd Down 5.4 10.1
4th Down Conversions 0 / 0 0 / 0
Penalties/Yards 3 / 30 4 / 35
Punt Returns/Yards 0 / 0 0 / 0
Kick Returns/Yards 2 / 57 0 / 0
Int Returns/Yards 1 / 9 2 / 1
2pt Conversions 0 / 0 0 / 0
Red Zone Visits 2 4
- Red Zone TDs/FGs 1 / 0 2 / 1
Avg Drive Start OWN 25 OWN 29
Time of Possession 31:59 28:01

Drive Charts

Buffalo

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 15:00 6:08 OWN 22 11 78 Touchdown
1 5:58 1:21 OWN 20 3 5 Punt
1 2:23 2:31 OWN 22 6 21 Punt
2 10:02 8:06 OWN 28 14 63 Interception
2 0:57 0:57 OWN 25 4 13 Punt
3 14:07 5:04 OWN 44 8 36 Missed FG
3 8:14 1:21 OWN 22 3 9 Punt
3 1:10 3:42 OWN 25 7 52 Field Goal
4 8:39 0:47 OWN 20 2 18 Interception
4 5:06 2:02 OWN 23 3 -8 Punt

Carolina

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 8:52 2:54 OWN 25 6 31 Punt
1 4:37 2:14 OWN 29 3 1 Punt
2 14:51 4:49 OWN 20 11 80 Touchdown
2 1:57 1:00 OWN 20 7 80 Touchdown
3 15:00 0:53 OWN 25 3 16 Interception
3 9:03 0:49 OWN 28 3 4 Punt
3 6:53 5:43 OWN 22 11 69 Field Goal
4 12:27 3:49 OWN 25 8 23 Punt
4 7:52 2:46 OPP 41 4 26 Missed FG
4 3:04 3:04 OWN 35 7 33 Game

Rushing Stats

Buffalo

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Aaron Page 11 79 7.18 22 4 0
Edgar Smith 20 79 3.95 18 2 1

Carolina

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Anthony Lea 9 54 6.00 18 2 1
Mickey Abbott 7 23 3.29 10 1 0
Richard Usher 1 5 5.00 5 0 0
Matthew Weir 3 0 0.00 0 0 0
George Kania 1 -6 -6.00 -6 0 0

Passing Stats

Buffalo

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
Michael Wolff 27 19 163 3 / 20 0 21 2 55.02

Carolina

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
Matthew Weir 38 23 325 2 / 16 1 40 1 85.96
Justin Aker 2 1 -2 0 / 0 0 -2 0 56.25

Receiving Stats

Buffalo

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Terry Rudd 3 54 18.00 19 0
Javier Summers 4 42 10.50 21 0
Jonathan Payne 2 28 14.00 18 0
Edgar Smith 4 26 6.50 18 0
Aaron Page 5 8 1.60 7 0
Harold McCaslin 1 5 5.00 5 0

Carolina

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Richard Usher 4 74 18.50 28 0
Aaron Stokes 3 68 22.67 28 1
Anthony Lea 3 41 13.67 16 0
Mickey Abbott 3 38 12.67 40 0
Ronald Woodward 3 28 9.33 14 0
George Kania 3 26 8.67 12 0
Thomas Minks 2 25 12.50 13 0
Daniel Hubbell 2 23 11.50 18 0
Gary Collins 1 0 0.00 0 0

Blocking Stats

Buffalo

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Wayne Damiani 37 34 2 3
Paul McBryde 36 37 1 2
Bryan Wallace 3 3 0 0
Curtis Marks 30 36 0 2
Norman Simpson 0 1 0 0
Alan Maynard 0 1 0 0
Jonathan Evans 0 1 0 0
Eugene Lewis 0 1 0 0
William McLeod 0 1 0 0
Michael Nebeker 0 1 0 0
Edgar Smith 3 0 0 0
Gerald Carter 0 1 0 0
George Dinsmore 0 1 0 0
Michael Imel 0 2 0 0
Andrew Jones 6 2 0 0
Robert Warren 17 15 0 0
Jason Hinton 38 38 0 4
Terry Rudd 0 23 0 1
Juan Winter 0 3 0 0
Jonathan Payne 0 15 0 0
Harold McCaslin 11 32 0 0
Thomas Bernal 38 36 0 1
Ross Black 0 2 0 2
Kenneth Frisbie 0 2 0 0
Arthur Jaworski 1 3 0 0
Tim Freeman 0 2 0 0
John Eckles 0 2 0 0
Brett Blair 0 3 0 0
Javier Summers 0 20 0 0
Roger Stamey 0 2 0 0
Warren Draper 0 1 0 1

Carolina

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
David Stokes 46 26 1 2
Richard Turner 42 25 1 2
Jeffrey Mosley 2 1 0 0
Timothy Anderton 0 1 0 0
Sam Piper 0 1 0 0
Roy Lehmann 0 1 0 0
Johnny Scherr 0 2 0 0
Major Bunting 0 1 0 0
Gary Moreno 0 1 0 0
Morris Petersen 0 2 0 0
Dwight Mendoza 0 1 0 0
Dewayne Sullivan 1 1 0 0
Thomas Minks 0 4 0 0
Anthony Lea 13 6 0 0
Junior Niebuhr 10 3 0 0
Alan Duby 47 21 0 4
Waylon Lewis 8 2 0 0
Ronald Woodward 0 7 0 2
Richard Usher 0 18 0 0
George Kania 4 9 0 2
Aaron Stokes 0 8 0 1
Luis Zeitler 11 11 0 1
Daniel Hubbell 0 13 0 0
Gary Collins 11 27 0 0
Victor Kinney 43 34 0 0
Raymond Walker 45 24 0 0
Mickey Abbott 10 2 0 0
Justin Mercado 0 1 0 0

Interception Stats

Buffalo

Name Int Yds Avg TDs
Jose Lee 1 9 9.00 0

Carolina

Name Int Yds Avg TDs
Roy Lehmann 1 1 1.00 0
Kevin Hildebrand 1 0 0.00 0

Fumble Stats

Buffalo

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Norman Simpson 0 0 1 0

Carolina

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Richard Usher 1 0 0 0
Ronald Woodward 0 1 0 0

Punting

Buffalo

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Blake Columbus 5 246 49.20 45.00 58 1

Carolina

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
David Woods 4 200 50.00 38.00 60 0

Kicking

Buffalo

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Kenneth Bertrand 1 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 0 42 1 / 1

Carolina

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Daniel Hernandez 1 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 27 2 / 2

Punt Return

Buffalo

Carolina

Kick Return

Buffalo

Name Ret Yds Avg TDs
Martin Gonzalez 2 57 28.5 0

Carolina

Defensive Stats