Bills advance to Divisional round, first time in 25 years

It's been 25 years since the last playoff win for the Buffalo Bills.



Highlights


Game Story

1st Half

  • The Colts' back-to-back 20+ yd pickups set up K Rodrigo Blankenship's 30-yd FG late in the 1st quarter (3-0 Indy)

  • Buffalo counters with a quick punch, after QB Josh Allen finds WR Stefon Diggs for a 36-yd pickup. Five plays later: Allen finds TE Dawson Knox for the three yard score (7-3 Buffalo)

  • WR Michael Pittman's 32-yd reception put the Colts in the red-zone

  • Midway in the 2nd qtr. HB Jonathan Taylor converts on a 2nd and goal for the 1-yd TD (10-7 Indy)

  • The Bills defense holds stout at the end zone, on the Colts' failed 4th and goal conversion with just under 2 mins left.

  • QB Allen catches a break after official review determined the end zone pick by Isaiah Rodgers was incomplete, and runs in the 5-yd TD as the clock runs down in the 1st half (14-10 Buffalo)

2nd Half

  • The Bills' opening drive results in a 46-yd FG to push the lead to seven (17-10)

  • Late in the 3rd qtr: Indianapolis comes up pointless, after its 14 play, 60-yd drive results in a missed 33-yd FG

  • Early in the fourth, Allen finds WR Stefon Diggs for the 35-yd score (24-10)

  • Back to back 20+ yd runs for Indy (Nyheim Hines for 29) and (Taylor for 20) puts the Colts at the Bills' 30-yd line. WR Zack Pascal finds the end zone from 9-yds out, but an unsuccessful 2-pt conversion keeps the game at eight points (24-16)

  • Buffalo's Georgia Southern rookie K Tyler Bass banks in a 54-yd FG to push the lead to 11 (27-16)

  • Hines' monster 33-yd run put the Colts within striking distance, where Rivers finds TE Jack Doyle for the 27-yd score. The successful 2-pt conversion cuts the lead to three with just over six minutes left (27-24 FINAL)

  • Buffalo barely escapes disaster at midfield after Allen fumbles the ball at the 49, setting up a 2nd and 33 with under three minutes to play.

  • Rivers' 65-yd Hail Mary falls to the turf, sending the Bills to the Divisional round for the first time since 1995

STAT LEADERS


Indianapolis

  • Philip Rivers: 27/46 for 309 yards for two TD's

  • Jonathan Taylor: 21 carries for 78 yards and one TD

  • Michael Pittman Jr: five receptions for 90 yards

Buffalo

  • Josh Allen: 26/35 for 301 yards and two TD

  • Josh Allen: 11 carries for 54 yards and one TD

  • Stefon Diggs: six receptions for 128 yards and one TD

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