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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills went head to head in an AFC Wild Card battle and if you like defense this was your game. Both teams combined for 13 points and this was certainly a sloppy playoff match up. Regardless though the fans in Jacksonville have to be happy with the results because they went from being a doormat football team to winning games in the postseason. Blake Bortles led the way in the win he threw for 87 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions. Bortles also led the Jaguars in rushing with 88 yards which was a career high for him. Leonard Fournette rushed for 57 yards on the ground too which made up most of Jacksonville’s offense. Ben Koyack caught the lone touchdown for the Jaguars which would go on to be the difference maker in this contest. Tyrod Taylor got the nod for the Bills, he finished the day with 134 yards and 1 interception. Nathan Peterman did come in for relief of Taylor but he immediately threw an interception and that was it for Sean McDermott’s ball club. As far as the Bills running game went LeSean McCoy rushed for 75 yards. McCoy also led the Bills in receiving output with 44 yards. On the defensive side of the ball Telvin Smith had a team high 11 tackles for the Jaguars. Myles Jack had another strong performance he put up 6 tackles and 1 sack in the winning effort. Lorenzo Alexander led the way for the for the Bills he recorded 10 tackles and 1 sack. Leonard Johnson also played really well for Buffalo tallying up 4 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble. Jacksonville will need to play a much more sound game if they want to win next week against Pittsburgh. The good news is the Jaguars beat the Steelers in week 5, so maybe this defense can clamp down on Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell, and Antonio Brown like they did the last time these two teams played.
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