It was the first Jaguars' playoff game in 3,655 days (10 years and 2 days), and they won that one at Pittsburgh after the 2007 season. He's still producing at a high level like he was in Buffalo, but he feels like he has turned a corner personally. "Obviously, we need to score more points". The Jaguars got a touchdown.
The Bills were already prepared to move on from Taylor in March before he agreed to restructure his contract by reducing his extension from a five-year to a two-year deal. Now I know a lot of those players are gone but some are still there and they would love nothing better than to get a little revenge on Marrone, who snuck out on them. At age 34, Williams may have played his last game as a Bill, much like Taylor.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles connected on just 12-of-23 passes for 87 passing yards and a touchdown against the Bills. That moment also likely marked the final time Taylor will be wearing a Buffalo uniform. "You kind of look at the numbers and look at the game and say, 'You played bad.' Or you look at it and say, 'Things weren't going right here and you found a way to win and be efficient and move the ball and do different things.' I think that's how I feel about it". Whether it's holding the ball too long in or out of the pocket or not trusting his receivers down field and going the safest route to the receiver five yards ahead of him. After all of the first-half offensive ugliness, the Jaguars were somehow tied. The Bills next drive was a punt, and the defense for Buffalo tried to keep them in it, but the offense just could not do anything.
After being stopped on third and goal at Buffalo's one-yard line by an awesome tackle by linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, it seemed like the Bills stopped the Jags leading to a fourth and goal.
Marrone kept the offense on the field. "Of course, playing against them made it bittersweet, but we won and I'm glad I'm on the winning side". "Conversely, I was thinking to myself, 'Maybe we can keep them down there if we don't [score]'". Koyack then darted left on a post route to catch Bortles' pass. Bortles was able to collect himself after an offensive lineman stepped on his foot. "We said, 'If we go out there and get seven points, we'll handle business and get the job done'". Due to two defensive touchdowns, the Jaguars' offense wasn't forced to produce a plethora of points or yardage. Their rhythm looks lost. They run the ball, but they're not great at getting big chunks in the passing game and they're prone to turnovers. Their veteran receivers (Hurns/Lee) look understandably slow (ankle injuries).
"That's kind of the same thing at quarterback". But after an intentional grounding penalty, he was intercepted by Jalen Ramsey at midfield with 26 seconds remaining to seal the outcome.
It may have been an ugly win, but it snapped the Jaguars season-ending two-game losing streak.
"To me, that's everything", nose tackle Abry Jones said.
The Buffalo Bills are out of the 2017 National Football League playoffs, and now they face big questions in the offseason, starting with their quarterback situation.