Yesterday's AFC Wild Card game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills was a snooze, but it was relevant to us in New England for two reasons: One, it would determine who would travel to Gillette next weekend to play the Patriots (turns out it's the Tennessee Titans), and two, Boston native and Berklee alum Susan Tedeschi sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game at EverBank Field.
While the outcome of the game and seeing the season come to an end was certainly disappointing for Bills fans who made the trek here to Jacksonville, many say witnessing thier team end the drought has them excited for the future and hungry for more postseason football to come.
Bills" last appearance in Jacksonville resulted in a 27-20 win in "13.
This was far from a passing clinic, more like a painful exercise in overcoming poor passing.
We'll get into the lackluster day he had as a passer later, but Bortles made plays when it counted the most with his feet.
The second quarter started out poorly for the Bills as Tyrod Taylor threw an interception on their opening drive of the second quarter. It also was a gutsy call on fourth-and-goal from the 1. If Buffalo plans on winning its first playoff game since 1995, Taylor and McCoy will need to play well.
"You know, when we got beat last week at Tennessee, I didn't run at all, so I thought we got beat without kind of shooting all of our shots, so I said it made it hard, so let's find some ways to move the ball and do some different stuff", Bortles said. Whether it was bad judgment on the part of offensive coordinator Rick Dennison or Taylor, only getting a field goal instead of a touchdown hurt the team.
Kickoff from Heinz Field is at 1:05 PM EST on Sunday, with the game being televised on CBS. Peterman was called for intentional grounding and then threw a game-ending interception to Jaguars' cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
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This was, we all believed a different type of Saints offence, one that relied on Brees to make shorter, more accurate throws and let his running backs do the rest.
"We're battle-tested, so we know that if we just keep playing ball, good things will happen".
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is in the starting lineup against Jacksonville. He produced 88 yards on the ground, which was more than his measly 87-yard effort through the air.
Bortles was the main issue, but wasn't the only one as the offensive line and Leonard Fournette didn't show up today. The other was Atlanta's Michael Vick in the 2004 divisional round against the Rams (119 rushing, 82 passing). First-year Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has his first playoff win as a coach - much to Buffalo's dismay.
The score was Koyack's first of the season (second in career) and capped a 15-play drive that took 8:52 - the Jaguars' longest drive by time this season.
Tyrod Taylor left the game late in the fourth-quarter because of a concussion. Guard Richie Incognito (shoulder) and Clay (hamstring) left briefly in the first half but returned.
Jaguars: Linebacker Paul Posluszny (hip) left, tried to return and then headed to the locker room. He was listed as questionable and returned to the sideline after halftime.