Jags edge Bills 10-3

Lawrence Cooper
January 8, 2018

First-year Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone has his first playoff win as a coach - much to Buffalo's dismay. But three plays later, Jalen Ramsey picked off a Peterman pass at the Jaguars' 47 yard line.

Appearing in the playoffs for the first time since 1999, Buffalo had a final chance to score with less than two minutes remaining, but quarterback Tyrod Taylor was forced to the sidelines after a hard hit by Dante Fowler Jr.

Marrone used an option in his contract to opt out after the Bills changed ownership after the 2014 season. 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.

The Jaguars, who won the AFC South, are also returning to the playoffs after a long drought. He was promoted to interim head coach for the final two games of the 2016 season after Gus Bradley was sacked and got the full-time job in January. McCoy carried 19 times for 75 yards and caught six passes for 44 yards.

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Bortles' legs once again proved to be the difference in the second half, as the QB ran for 36 yards and capped off a 15-play 86-yard drive with a TD to tight end Ben Koyack to give the Jags a 10-3 lead. 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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The two teams, which combined for less than 500 yards total offense in the game, traded field goals late in the second quarter and went into the locker room at the half tied 3-3.

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