Meeting for the second time in these playoffs, the Buffalo Bills relied on their stellar defense and the remarkable rushing ability of their quarterback, Josh Allen, to upset the favored Houston Texans 13-3 to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Allen only had a so-so game through the air, but he scrambled for 99 yards on only 11 carries, including a 34 yard run for the game’s lone TD in the third period! But it may have been his 4th quarter scramble that was the big difference maker for the Bills. On a 3rd and 15 he scrambled for 17 yards for an important first down that kept their drive alive, eventually setting up Stephen Hauschka’s 44 yard field goal with only 1:40 left – that made it a two score game and, effectively, won the game for Buffalo.
The Bills’ offensive line was terrific all game long – as Buffalo averaged 7 yards per carry in tallying 268 yard rushing! Next up for the Bills? The winner of the Chargers-Ravens game.