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Bills Postgame Spotlight | Buffalo Bills 27, Indianapolis Colts 24

Dawson Knox (88) touchdown celebration. Buffalo Bills vs Indianapolis Colts, Super Wild Card Game, January 9, 2021 at Bills Stadium. Photo by Bill Wippert


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Final Score

Buffalo Bills 27, Indianapolis Colts 24

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  • Bills have recorded their first post-season victory since 12/30/95 vs. Mia. (37-22, Wild Card) That snaps a six-game playoff losing streak and improve Buffalo's all-time postseason record to 15-17.
  • Sean McDermott joins Marv Levy (11), Lou Saban (2) and Chuck Knox (1) as the only Buffalo Bills coaches to ever win a playoff game. His postseason record is now 1-2.
  • Josh Allen completed his first career postseason passing touchdown to Dawson Knox in the first quarter. According to NFL Research, it is the first postseason passing TD by a Bills quarterback since Doug Flutie in the 1998 Wild Card game (8,043 days ago). The last postseason pass TD thrown by a Bills player was by WR John Brown to Allen in the 2019 Wild Card game.
  • Josh Allen ran it in for the five-yard score at the end of the first half and joins Jack Kemp (12/26/64 vs. Chargers) as the only Bills quarterbacks to rush for a touchdown in a playoff game. With a passing and rushing touchdown against the Colts, Allen became the first Bills quarterback with both in a playoff game.
  • Josh Allen is the fifth player in NFL history (Super Bowl era) to have thrown, run and caught a touchdown in the playoffs. He joins Freeman McNeil, Kordell Stewart, Julian Edelman, and Nick Foles on that short list.
  • In the fourth quarter, Stefon Diggs hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen. That marks Diggs' third career postseason receiving touchdown and his first as a Bill. Allen is the first player in team history to throw for two touchdowns and rush for a touchdown in a single playoff game.
  • Tyler Bass kicked a 54-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to put the Bills up 27-16. Bass now holds the NFL record for the longest field goal made by a rookie in postseason history. Bass also tied the team record for longest field goal made in the postseason (Steve Christie in 1993 vs. DAL (SB)).
  • Stefon Diggs finished the game with six receptions for 128 yards and one touchdown. He is the first Bill to go over 100 yards receiving in the playoffs since Eric Moulds (240 at MIA, 1/2/99).

Bills Injuries:

RB Zack Moss (Ankle) - Doubtful

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