Both teams struggled offensively and somehow Blake Bortles ended up as the game's leading rusher. It would prove to be enough in a 10-3 Wild Card victory over Buffalo.
Buffalo, which squeezed into the playoffs when Cincinnati upset Baltimore in the last week of the season, settled for Stephen Hauschka's 31-yard field goal after blowing a first-and-goal at the one-yard line following a Jaguar penalty. Their deepest penetration in the second half was the Jacksonville 48 as they never threatened to score again.
The Jaguars tied the game after taking over at their own 47 yard line with 40 seconds remaining in the half. But three plays later, Jalen Ramsey picked off a Peterman pass at the Jaguars' 47 yard line.
(Photo courtesy of Tim Reed) The Reed family at a Buffalo Bills bar in Jacksonville, FL, with Bills Super Fan Pinto Ron (red hat) before the Bills first playoff game since 2000 on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
A win for the Jaguars would send them to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers, who Jacksonville beat 30-9 in the regular season at Heinz Field.
Subplots:-Nathan Peterman came on in relief of Tyrod Taylor after a 10-second run off for his injury with 1:17 left.
And to think, all of this came after the Jaguars said the Bills didn't use all of the tickets they were allotted for the game.