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Jaguars, Bortles struggle, but get past Bills in AFC wild card

08 January 2018, 02:07 | Sylvia Adams

Jaguars get playoff rematch of October blowout win over Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown returned to Steelers practice after a three-week absence on Monday. Steelers teammates detail what the star receiver did in his first practice back with them since going off injured against the New En

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jaguars are 8.5-point home favorites to beat the Bills, who opened as 7.5-point road underdogs when the line was first released for this game.

Thousands of Buffalo Bills fans have escaped sub-zero temperatures and invaded Jacksonville this weekend expecting to make the most out of the first playoff appearance in 17 years.

Without McCoy, the Bills would have been forced to throw the ball more, something they don't want to do with Tyrod Taylor. He was replaced by Nathan Peterman, who was intercepted by Jalen Ramsey to wipe away any hopes of a comeback.

The Bills' Cinderella story continues into the playoffs with an AFC wild-card matchup with the Jaguars in Jacksonville. If McCoy is hamstrung, forget the Bills winning this game.


The Jaguars defense, which ranks first in the NFL in yards per play allowed (4.6), first in Football Outsiders' efficiency ratings and second in sack percentage, has been out of this world. Bortles led Jacksonville to 84 yards on 22 plays. Coach Sean McDermott said there is a "chance" McCoy could play after he was carted off the field in Miami. But receiver Kelvin Benjamin was called for offensive pass interference in the end zone.

The two teams, which combined for less than 500 yards total offense in the game, traded field goals late in the second quarter and went into the locker room at the half tied 3-3.

NOTES: Buffalo S Micah Hyde (concussion) and CB Tre'Davious White (cramps) left the game.



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