He remained down on the ground for minutes, tended to by the Bills' medical staff, before being helped off. Rookie Nathan Peterman, who had a five-INT game in his only National Football League start, drove to the Jacksonville 38-yard line before he was picked off by the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey to end the Bills' miracle run. The Jaguars will take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh next weekend. "Even if we didn't win the playoff game, I still think that the season is definitely a success for us Bills fans".
In a game that redefined pathetic offense, with both teams contributing to the cause, the Jaguars were just a little less terrible and escaped with 10-3 victory in front of a sellout crowd - now there's something you don't read very often - at EverBank Field.
The lone touchdown came late in the third quarter, on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1 with the score tied at 3. He got out-rushed 88-57 by Blake Bortles this afternoon. His TD pass to backup tight end Ben Koyack late in the third quarter was his best throw of the game.
"Kind of reference it to a pitcher", Bortles said. "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". Just ask some of the other quarterback that the Jacksonville defense played this season. Whatever the situation is you're not able to use your number one option and have that be successful. After a wild slew of bad plays, they settled for a field goal.
The Jaguars had five first downs in the first half.
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey continued his brilliant second season into the playoffs. But he threw an interception, had 20 incomplete passes (on 37 attempts) and didn't complete a pass longer than 10 yards on 16 second-half throws.
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Nathan Peterman threw the game-sealing interception. Receiver/punt returner Jaydon Mickens (hamstring) also left the game.
Battling flu-like symptoms throughout the day, Colvin remained in the game long enough to record the first interception of his career. Linebacker Telvin Smith led the team in tackles with nine. Those don't seem like heavy burdens to overcome for a team advancing to the divisional round of the playoffs, but outside of the defense, Jacksonville has struggled to appear playoff ready.
This is all while LeSean McCoy's injury was seemingly a non-factor. "We know if we keep playing ball, good things will happen", Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell said. "We bend but don't break". Bortles kept drives alive by seeing the open field and taking off with his feet.
Jacksonville won a dour game. The Jaguars also beat the Steelers 31-29 the last time the teams faced off in the playoffs in January 2008.
The team's top three wide receivers - Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee and Keelan Cole - were held without a catch on three targets. They travel so far and rally behind us. But it's playoff time, those guys will be rested and refreshed and ready to go.
And lest we forget that the future is bright both on and off the field for the Bills. "(The defense) was incredible and gave us opportunities". Sure, he likely was on a pitch count, gutting the game out with a balky ankle that had him questionable coming into this game.