Bills lead Colts 7-3 after first quarter
The current on wild-card Saturday in the NFL playoffs (perpetuity EST)
Josh Allen’s 3-yard goal toss to tight end Dawson Knox has actually offered the Costs a 7-3 lead after the very first quarter of the very first championship game at Buffalo given that 1996.
Allen’s goal toss topped an 85-yard drive after Rodrigo Blakenship put the Colts ahead 3-0 with a 30-yard basket.
The Colts were the very best in the AFC throughout the routine season with 66 points on opening drives, 2nd just to Green Bay in the NFL.
However they stalled at the Buffalo 39 and punted on their very first belongings Saturday.
The postseason starts Saturday on the heels of the highest-scoring routine season in NFL history.
The 2020 season was loaded with more points (12,692) and goals (1,473) than any of the league’s previous 100 years.
A record 5 groups balanced a minimum of 30 points per video game, led by the Green Bay Packers at 31.8, simply ahead of the Buffalo Costs at 31.3.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers balanced 30.8 points, the Tennessee Titans 30.7 points and the New Orleans Saints 30.1.
4 of those groups play on what the NFL is calling ”Super Wild Card Weekend” with Green Bay making the NFC’s first-round bye.
Each of the last 4 Super Bowls have actually included groups that both ranked in the top-5 in scoring throughout the routine season.
The NFL’s broadened wild card weekend starts with the Buffalo Costs hosting a championship game for the very first time given that 1996.
The Indianapolis Colts check out Buffalo in the very first of 3 video games Saturday. The Costs made the No. 2 seed in the AFC’s seven-team playoff field behind Kansas City.
That video game will be followed by 2 NFC video games: the Rams check out Seattle and Tom Brady leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Washington.
Brady is making his 12th successive playoff look and the Buccaneers are making their very first postseason look given that 2007.
Washington won the middling NFC East regardless of a 7-9 record to make a house wild card video game. The Buccaneers are 11-5.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.