Originally posted on Sportsnaut | By Matt Fitzgerald | Last updated 1/9/21
The Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 to kick off the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, marking Buffalo’s first postseason victory since the 1995 season.
Think about it: Three years after that, the Colts drafted Peyton Manning No. 1 overall and came to expect Super Bowl contention every year. Now, the Bills have a legitimate superstar at quarterback in Josh Allen, who outdueled gusty veteran Philip Rivers to push Buffalo to the AFC divisional round.
Much of the pressure was on Buffalo to get the job done, given its lengthy playoff drought and status as a heavy favorite against the Colts, who were the seventh and final playoff seed in the conference.
The Colts could’ve taken a field goal late in the first half, but opted to go for it on a key fourth down deep in Buffalo territory, only to come up short.
Allen went 26-of-35 passing for 325 yards and two touchdowns, including a beauty in the fourth quarter to Stefon Diggs that put the Bills up 24-10:
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