3 key stats from the Buffalo Bills win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Buffalo Bills earned their first playoff victory of the year in their wild-card win over the Steelers, these stats were key in how they got the win

AFC Wildcard Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Buffalo Bills
AFC Wildcard Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Buffalo Bills / Kathryn Riley/GettyImages
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On November 26, Buffalo Bills fans everywhere watched as Philadelphia Eagles’ kicker Jake Elliott drilled a 59-yard last-second field goal in rain and whipping winds to send the game to overtime. The Bills came down the field and scored three points but watched as Jalen Hurts drove the field and ended the game. It was yet another gut punch for the Bills in a season loaded with enough last-second losses for a lifetime.

The Buffalo Bills fell to 6-6 and were left for dead. They had only a 21% chance to make the playoffs and a mere 4% chance to win the AFC East. Despite firing Offensive Coordinator Ken Dorsey, the Bills stormed on to win five straight games and capture their fourth straight division crown and the number two seed in the AFC.

The Bills battled and earned the right to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round and they took care of business. After the game was moved from Sunday afternoon to Monday evening due to weather and safety complications, the battle-tested Bills came out on top 31-17.

Let’s take a look at the key stats that helped the Buffalo Bills punch their ticket to hosting a divisional round game.