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Bills Win, Colts Will Have Nightmares About this Loss

The Buffalo Bills escaped with their first playoff win in 25 years against the Colts today, and managed to do it in a game where they were out-gained 472 yards to 398.

There are going to be several areas where the Colts have nightmares about this game. On the last drive of the first half they had an eight-play drive that resulted in a turnover on downs inside Buffalo’s five, and then on their first drive of the second half they had a 14-play drive that culminated in a missed 33-yard field goal by Rodrigo Blankenship that ultimately wound up being the difference in the game.

The Colts still had a chance to tie or take the lead on their final drive, but failed to advance far enough to get into field goal range. Frank Reich is going to be replaying this game in his mind for months if not years.

We get to see the Bills Mafia again in the divisional round. Josh Allen made the big plays that he needed to, throwing for 324 yards and two touchdowns. They are a lot of fun to watch and it’s great to have them here.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Bills have feasted on bad teams and played their first good opponent in a while today. Luckily the Colts are among the most self destructive teams in the NFL and they survived. Neither of these teams are going to the show so it’s all semantics.

  2. The joke is on Reich, his team was good enough to beat the Bills today. He didn’t need to be a genius to do it. If he would have taken points when his team earned them they probably win. These genius coaches often use analytics as a crutch instead of just trusting their eyes. Bills defense wasn’t going to stop the Colts. I was rooting for Buffalo so I’m happy but Colts should have won

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