Local Bills Fans In Jacksonville Feeling at Home During Pregame


Jacksonville's longest drive in its postseason history has given it a 10-3 lead over Buffalo after three quarters in an AFC wild-card game. The drive culminated in Blake Bortles' 1-yard touchdown pass to Ben Koyack with 49 seconds remaining in the quarter. Conversely, he has completed just 55.6 percent of his throws on the road, averaging 193.0 yards per game and 6.35 yards per attempt with a 6-to-8 TD:INT ratio. McCoy rushed for 1,138 yards and six scores on the season, helping Buffalo to a shocking postseason berth with a 9-7 record.

Midway through the second quarter the Bills finally broke through on a 31-yard field goal from field goal from Stephen Hauschka to give Buffalo a 3-0 lead, but it didn't come without some controversy. The Jaguars own one of the nastiest defenses in the league but one way to beat them is by running the ball.

Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles was more effective as a runner than passer. The Bills got the chance after Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith jumped offside on fourth-and-3, giving Buffalo a first down. If Leonard Fournette is gaining yards in chunks, Bortles won't have to do much and that was the recipe for success this year in Jacksonville.

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Andy Dalton's touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd to beat Baltimore meant the Bills edged into the final wild card spot instead of the Ravens.

Josh Reed co-host of the Buffalo Bills Kickoff Live television broadcast, which airs on WFXV FOX 33, questioned whether this game would actually feel like the first playoff home game since 1999 for Jacksonville, because there are so many Buffalo fans in the stadium. If Buffalo wins, it will play at top-seeded New England.