Buffalo Bills secure win over the Indianapolis Colts by a final score of 27-24
The Buffalo Bills defeat the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 in the Wild Card round.
This season the Buffalo Bills won the AFC East for the first time since the 1995 season and they can now add they won their first playoff game since that same season. The Bills had the first game of the Wild Card round and defeated the Indianapolis Colts by the final score of 27-24.
The Buffalo Bills offense struggled for most of the first half, due in large part to consistently starting their drives in the shadow of their only field goal. It wasn’t until the final minutes of the first half that they really found a rhythm.
The Colts had just gone for it on fourth down which they were not able to convert after Michael Pittman was not able to pull in a pass from Philip Rivers. It was Josh Allen’s turn and he connected with Gabriel Davis on two plays along the sideline that accounted for 56 yards.
The Bills quarterback took it the rest of the way as he was able to get the Colts to jump on a fourth down that extended the drive. Allen then scrambled for 21 yards on two plays before finding the end zone. This drive gave the Bills the lead going into halftime 14-10.
It was in the second half that scoring started to really open up and both teams were seemingly trading points on every drive. The Buffalo Bills kept the momentum from the first half and had built a 14 point lead in the fourth quarter, getting up 24-10.
The Colts would outscore the Bills down the stretch 14-3 and kept the pressure on this team. The game would end on a hail mary attempt by Philip Rivers, which Micah Hyde would knock down.
The win on Saturday advances the Buffalo Bills to the divisional round where they will face either the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, or Baltimore Ravens at Bills Stadium.