Blake Bortles Had More Rushing Yards Than Passing vs. Buffalo

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday evening that Le Sean McCoy is likely to play for Buffalo against Jacksonville Sunday

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday evening that Le Sean McCoy is likely to play for Buffalo against Jacksonville Sunday

Now with their first lead of the game, the Jaguars' defense continued to apply the pressure on the Bills offense, forcing Buffalo to punt three consecutive times after the touchdown.

With only one touchdown and two field goals scored, it wasn't an exhilarating win by National Football League playoff standards. However, the Buffalo offense looked flat and lifeless throughout the game.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are advancing in the playoffs thank to their "Sacksonville" defense. Maybe Bortles having a Forrest Gump moment and discovering he can run is the type of anomaly that breaks the playoff algorithm.

Ramsey held up and Benjamin was called for offensive pass interference.

This is all while LeSean McCoy's injury was seemingly a non-factor. "You go out and something is not on right, you don't have a fast ball, you have to find another pitch to be able to land and be successful and get guys out". Whether it was bad judgment on the part of offensive coordinator Rick Dennison or Taylor, only getting a field goal instead of a touchdown hurt the team. Bortles kept drives alive by seeing the open field and taking off with his feet. He had a career-high in rushing, racking up 88 yards on the afternoon.

A gutsy call by coach Doug Marrone kept the offense on the field for fourth-and-goal from the 1 after running back Leonard Fournette's attempt to jump over the line of scrimmage on third down resulted in no gain. The risk paid off. Tyrod barely took any chances and was missing wideouts. "It's not the reason we lost. I wanted this win badly". Just. Run. The. Ball. The offense made every yard gained look hard but it worked. This is the same Peterman that threw five interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. That is about the most poetically justified ending to the Bills' season. Peterman came in to convert a clutch fourth down to keep hope alive only to shatter Bills fans hopes once again by throwing a pick into really tightly contested coverage.

We started with the offense, but the Jacksonville defense won this game. Some of them returned home Monday Morning, landing at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Steelers averaged 25.4 points per game during the regular season. "They are going to plan their revenge for what we did to them earlier in the year".

The Bills choked in the playoffs. Now I know a lot of those players are gone but some are still there and they would love nothing better than to get a little revenge on Marrone, who snuck out on them. The Cinderella story ended abruptly.

"I think we can climb to the moon and further, " Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said of the Jacksonville defense. Hackett went way too many times to the well on screen plays, once even calling screens on consecutive 2nd and 3rd and longs. Taylor is among the NFL's best in terms of ball security.

The NFL Playoffs schedule for the AFC Divisional Round is set.

Bills posted 28-21 victory last season at Buffalo (Week 12) in the last meeting between these clubs.

But the game still had to be played and it was not pretty.

Bills" last appearance in Jacksonville resulted in a 27-20 win in "13.

Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills.

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