Buffalo Bills: Top plays from win over the Indianapolis Colts
These were some of the top plays for the Buffalo Bills against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Buffalo Bills hadn’t found themselves in the position they did against the Indianapolis Colts much over the final six weeks of the regular season. They had been winning pretty easily but against the Colts it came down to the final play but they held on for a 27-24 victory.
When looking back at the Wild Card game, these were some of the top plays that stood out for the Buffalo Bills.
Josh Allen runs than passes for a touchdown
Entering this season, Josh Allen was considered to be more of a threat to run than pass. However, Josh Allen really developed as a passer and the offense didn’t need their quarterback to run as much.
However, Brian Daboll went back to this against the Indianapolis Colts and Allen had one of his best games on the ground this season with 54 rushing yards. The threat of Allen running was able to set up this first play as Allen started to run to the left like he was going to find the end zone on the ground but stopped and was able to get a pass to Dawson Knox as he was being dragged to the ground.
This was a remarkable play by Josh Allen and shows just how tough he is for defenses to stop because when he gets outside of the pocket, defenders need to account for anything.
Stefon Diggs with a big play
The Buffalo Bills star wide receiver finished the game with 127 receiving yards and a large part of those yards came on this one play. This reception happened earlier on the drive that was finished off by the previous play of Josh Allen connecting with Dawson Knox.
The reason I picked this as one of the top plays was not only the fact that Stefon Diggs took a shot but held onto the ball but also it shows the arm strength of Josh Allen. On this play, Allen starts to scramble in the pocket and sees Diggs breaking free down the middle.
The fact that he has an offensive lineman right in front of him doesn’t really allow him to set his feet and the throw is almost entirely with his arm. The connection these two have is remarkable, especially when considering they have done what they have this year with almost no offseason.
Gabriel Davis with two sideline catches
While Stefon Diggs was the best wide receiver on the field, Gabriel Davis had probably the two best catches of the game. They amazingly came on the same drive, only one play apart.
The first came with Josh Allen in his own end zone and he gets pushed out of the pocket and rolls to his right. He appears like he is just throwing the ball away but finds Gabriel Davis downfield and the rookie is able to keep his feet just inside the sideline.
After a seven yard reception by Cole Beasley, the Bills quarterback went back to the rookie receiver and finds Davis down the field but this time on the other sideline. On this play, Allen is pushed out of the pocket, but steps up and rolls to his left.
Davis, who started on the right side of the field, comes all the way across the field and is able to drag his toes for the completion.
Gabriel Davis had been playing significant snaps after the bye week in place of the injured John Brown. However, Brown returned last week against the Miami Dolphins so Davis’ snaps likely were going to be cut back. Although if he continues to make plays like this he should see plenty of targets from Josh Allen during the playoffs.