Bills Bottled Up in Jacksonville; BUF 3, JAX 10
The Jacksonville Jaguars did just enough on offense to win a battle of two strong defenses, edging the Buffalo Bills 10-3 in their AFC Wildcard Playoff on Sunday in Florida.
Both quarterbacks were quite ineffective throughout; Jaguars QB Blake Bortles scrambled for 88 yards on the day and threw for just 87, and Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor was 17-for-38 for just 134 yards.and an interception. With under a minute to play, Taylor left the game with a head injury after being slammed to the ground while trying to scramble out of the pockets.
Nathan Peterman was forced into the game on a crucial fourth-and-three and was able to scramble for a first down. He then completed a 14-yard pass to move the chains again, but the Bills season would end soon after. An incomplete pass followed by an interception iced the game for Jacksonville, who will head to Pittsburgh in the AFC Divisional Round next weekend.
Despite Bortles' inaccuracy Sunday, he connected on a fourth-and-goal from the one, hitting Ben Koyack in the back of the end zone to account for the game's lone touchdown.
Buffalo's LeSean McCoy played well despite an ankle injury. He rushed for 75 yards and caught six passes for 44 yards.