The Buffalo Bills fell at the first hurdle as they ended their long post-season drought with a 10-3 defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Round of the play-offs. The QB ran for gains of 20 and 12 yards as Jacksonville pulled even at 3-3 at the end of the second quarter.
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. The pass fell incomplete, but Benjamin was called for offensive pass interference pushing Buffalo back to the Jacksonville 11 yard line.
-Jacksonville got their first points just before the half expired as Josh Lambo was true from 44 yards out for a field goal to tie the score (3-3) with two seconds left in the half.
Eagles will face Falcons in Divisional Round after Rams exit playoffs early
Taking tremendous strides after a drama-filled rookie season, Goff has led the Rams to the top of all offenses in football. That doesn't exactly scream "experience", so the Rams have to be wary of their young players in a big spot.
In a nutshell: Buffalo's first playoff game in 17 seasons proved to be what everyone expected, a defensive struggle.
The Bills' last playoff appearance was against the Tennessee Titans in the 1999 playoffs and were done in by the "Music City Miracle". Nathan Peterman entered the game with 1:27 remaining. His 2-and-20 pass with 26 seconds left was intercepted by Jalen Ramsey to seal the game with under a minute left.
The Jaguars ran out the clock and will take on the second-seeded Steelers next week in Pittsburgh.