Taylor & Bills fall short to Jaguars

Taylor & Bills fall short to Jaguars

Bortles is the third starting QB since 1970 to win a playoff game with more rushing yards (88) than passing yards (87), joining Michael Vick (119 rushing, 82 passing; 2004 Divisional Round) and Bob Griese (39 rushing, 34 passing; 1973 AFC Championship).

The Steelers are next, 1 p.m. next Sunday in Pittsburgh. When you play outside the weather is going to be a factor. "No one is trying to win a beauty contest".

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. It was a 15-play, 86-yard march that ended with Bortles throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to someone named Ben Koyack on fourth-and-goal, a rare risky maneuver by Marrone who bypassed a go-ahead field goal.

Whether you look at total yards, 3rd down efficiency or the number of Bortles' short passes lost to his inability to throw into the wind, the Jaguars offensive performance was less than stellar. "It moved the ball a couple of times", Bortles said. "That's kind of the same thing playing quarterback". Whatever the situation is you're not able to use your number one option and have that be successful.

The Jaguars built a team centered around strong defense and a powerful running game. He made a 44-yard field goal with seven remaining in the first half that tied the score at 3.

The Buffalo Bills had qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 17 years and fans wanted to soak it all in. Fittingly, the game ended with cornerback Jalen Ramsey intercepting (with controversy) Peterman to seal the fate of the Buffalo Bills.

"I'm sure they're thinking that game was a fluke", Ramsey said. "Sorry we couldn't get the win for them".

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Luckily, the defense was stout as usual, even getting a turnover on Aaron Colvin's first career interception. Smith led the team with 11 combined tackles, Jack was next with six and he had a sack.

Buffalo's LeSean McCoy, who generated a third of the Bills' attack with 1,138 rushing yards and 448 reception yards, played despite a right ankle injury suffered last week.

"Those quarterback runs really hurt us", Bills linebacker Preston Brown said. That's the real drought that was broken which we're not talking about enough.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passes to wide receiver Michael Thomas. The Jaguars stunned the Steelers 30-9 in early October. The Jaguars probably won't be as lucky next time.

Combined catches by receivers Kenneth Cole, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns. "I asked [Jaguars offensive coordinator] Nate [Hackett] why he didn't call it on the first time and I guess Doug had already told him that he had two downs, so he was saving it for the fourth down if we didn't get in".

"The GM, if he walks to me, or the head coach, and tries to shake my hand, (I'll) act like I'm going to shake their hand and then be like, get out of here", Dareus told NFL Media prior to Sunday's playoff game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

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