AFC Wildcard Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars: Preview and Prediction

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The win sets up a rematch against Pittsburgh next week.

On Sunday afternoon, the Jacksonville Jaguars secured their first win in the postseason since the Wild Card Round back in 2007. It went from ugly at 0-0 after 27 minutes to downright heinous in the time and effort it took to net two field goals in the run-up to halftime.

The first quarter consisted of three drives by Buffalo and two by Jacksonville all of which resulted in punts by both teams. This was the lowest-scoring playoff game since January 3, 1997 (Pittsburgh Steelers 7, New England Patriots 6 that day).

Despite the complaints, a win is a win and the Jaguars are on to Pittsburgh.

Add to that, White's forced fumble on Tampa Bay's second-to-last possession with 2:20 remaining to set up Stephen Hauschka hitting a 30-yard field goal in a 30-27 win on October 22.

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The Bills were defeated by the Jags, 10-3.

The game had many local Bills fans excited to finally see their team in the hunt after many seasons of disappointment. He was 6-of-15 passing for 33 yards but a couple of scrambles at the end of the half enabled Josh Lambo to kick a field goal to tie the game at three. "Regardless of if I would have got the pick or not, I think we would have held them on the defensive side of the ball". Facing a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Bortles went to the air and found tight end Ben Koyack in the back of the end zone to give the Jaguars a 10-3 lead with 42 seconds remaining in the third.

Game. Blouses. That was the difference. The Jags QB threw for 87 yards on 12-of-23 passing for a 3.8 yards per toss average, with a one-yard TD pass. But if he's on the field as more than a decoy, Buffalo can do what they do best: Run the football, control the clock, and lean on Tyrod Taylor's conservative approach to quarterbacking. The quarterback said it was the first time in his career he rushed for more yards than he threw, but sometimes that's what it takes to win a game. They faced each other in what would be the second AFC Wild Card matchup of the weekend.

"Spent probably a $1,000, why not?" said Bills Fan Susan O'Rourke. But a few awful play calls (and one brilliant Calais Campbell shoestring tackle on Taylor) later, and the Bills settled for a field goal.

Shady McCoy, is he healthy?

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Few games can carry such a lackluster stat line and mean as much to a fan base as yesterday's Jacksonville Jaguars game. McCoy also had 44 yards receiving.

Evoking memories of Mark Brunell, the greatest quarterback in team history, Blake Bortles made play after play on Sunday similar to the man who led the Jaguars to four of their five playoff wins in franchise history before today.

McCoy was pretty incredible, all things considered. He earned 88 yards doing this and it visibly aggravated Buffalo's defense.

"I'm sure they're thinking that game was a fluke", Ramsey said.

The offense's inability to move the ball well enough and score touchdowns hammered a hard nail into the Bills playoff run. It didn't help that Bortles misfired early and often. In the opening half, this looked like the type of the game the 2017 Jaguars lost because of inept offensive play.

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For most of Sunday's game, Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville offense were awful.

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