Top 3 teams not named Chiefs that Buffalo Bills must watch out for in playoffs

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – JANUARY 09: Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on January 9, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

The Indianapolis Colts sure brought the fight last year against the Buffalo Bills.

These two teams matched up in the wildcard round, and of course Buffalo emerged victorious in the battle. However, let’s take a moment to look at this Colts team. This was a team that would have won the AFC South and never had to play Buffalo if the Titans didn’t have a miracle field goal to win the game. Plus, that last team was guided by the old version of Philip Rivers, and he just didn’t have enough left in the tank to get the win.

Rivers floated a pass to rookie pass catcher Michael Pittman Jr., who momentarily had the ball in his hands, but couldn’t corral it and the Buffalo goal line stand prevailed. With a much younger and better-protected Carson Wentz manning the helm, there is the chance the the Colts upset the Bills. If it’s not Wentz, it’ll be the running game. It’s worth remembering he was an MVP candidate in 2017 before he got hurt.

Jonathon Taylor came on late last season, finishing in the top 10 of rushing yards last season. There’s also the fact that the Colts have the best offensive line in the league, spearheaded by Quenton Nelson. In fact, in the four losses the team had last season (including playoffs) they let up 169 yards rushing on average.

This team can chew up the clock and keep the offense on the sidelines, and when it’s winter in Buffalo, that’s definitely not ideal. Their strong running game is complimented by a pretty solid defense, which limited the Bills to only 27 points. This is a team that depending upon the quarterback play can be very hard to take down. Let’s see if this matchup happens down the road.