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.