Run With It: Bortles' Legs, Stingy Defense Propel Jags over Bills

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Buffalo possessed the ball for over 20 minutes in the first half, but they were only able to put three points on the board.

The Buffalo Bills were ultimately disappointed in their return to the playoffs, falling 10-3 to the Jaguars in a wild-card game that was Buffalo's first postseason appearance since 1999.

Buffalo's offense was putrid in the second half. This was the lowest-scoring playoff game since January 3, 1997 (Pittsburgh Steelers 7, New England Patriots 6 that day).

Yes, the Jaguars throttled the Steelers, 30-9, back in Week 5. The Steelers have won 10 of 11 since, the lone loss coming against New England.

Jacksonville's defense continued to make a statement by holding the Bills to under 300 total yards and snatching two interceptions, including a decisive grab by cornerback Jalen Ramsey with 32 seconds left in the game.

Thankfully, Hackett opened up the playbook from the Arizona Cardinals game - he gave Bortles more freedom with his legs and the Jacksonville offense finally found success.

Taylor's helmet slammed hard against the ground after getting thrown down by Dante Fowler Jr.

A scoreless first quarter set the pace for a game where Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles racked up more rushing yards than passing. "We've got to hold teams to zero". The Bills opted not to go for it on 4th-and-1 from the Jacksonville 3-yard line late in the second quarter.

Lot X outside of EverBank Field in Jacksonville sure seemed like it was home sweet home for Bills fans on Sunday. Taylor targeted him and tried to squeeze in a pass in tight coverage, but linebacker Myles Jack made a terrific play and deflected the pass. Colvin also was only able to get a piece of the pass initially, but he slowed it enough to regain his balance and catch it with a diving effort.

Game. Blouses. That was the difference.

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The 25-year-old quarterback actually ran for more yards than he passed for in the victory.

With 1:17 on the clock, Peterman needed to take his team 58 yards down the field to tie or win the game.

Prior to the injury, Taylor earned a little more trust with Bills head coach Sean McDermott and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison than Bortles did with the Jags' staff. After taking the ball in the shotgun, with a pass play clearly the design, Peterman's pocket collapsed and he managed to scramble to his left, gaining four yards down the touch line.

Drew Brees had, statistically, his worst season through the air for New Orleans, averaging 270.8 passing yards per game despite a career high 72% completion rate.

2,262 rushing yards in 16 games (141.4 YPG) in 16 games in '17; 1,631 rushing yards (101.9 YPG) in '16. After the penalty, Taylor threw two straight incompletions making Stephen Hauschka come out to kick the field goal. No matter what happens during the course of a game, he has that belief that he can go down and lead us on any given drive. McCoy also had 44 yards receiving.

McCoy was pretty incredible, all things considered.

There was one instance in the game where the Bills really could have got themselves rolling.

"It is extremely tough [to score only three points], especially when their offense wasn't moving the ball at all", guard Richie Incognito said.

Bortles' confidence looked shot early. In the opening half, this looked like the type of the game the 2017 Jaguars lost because of inept offensive play.