The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting a playoff contest for the first time since "99 and last played and won a postseason game in 2007".
Bortles is the third starting QB since 1970 to win a playoff game with more rushing yards (88) than passing yards (87), joining Michael Vick (119 rushing, 82 passing; 2004 Divisional Round) and Bob Griese (39 rushing, 34 passing; 1973 AFC Championship).
Doing so again with just 10 points won't be feasible for Jacksonville to win next Sunday's second-round postseason matchup in Pittsburgh. "Playoff football is about you going out there to win".
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor heads the list of players whose futures are considered uncertain, even though he has one year left on his contract and despite being the Bills' first quarterback since Rob Johnson in January 2000 to start a playoff game.
The Buffalo Bills' 2017 season officially came to an end following their 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the wild-card round. On that third-quarter drive, Bortles began it with a nine-yard run, and he also had a run of 10 yards to get the Jaguars in the red zone.
While Bortles did throw for the only touchdown of the game, he also ran for more yards than he threw.
"That's usually not ideal for a quarterback", Bortles said. "You go out and something is not on right, you don't have a fast ball, you have to find another pitch to be able to land and be successful and get guys out".
"That's kind of the same thing at quarterback". Whatever the situation is you're not able to use your number one option and have that be successful.
Today, Bills fans in the Utica area gathered at Killabrew Saloon in New Hartford, to cheer on their team against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The bowling center providing fans with food and drinks as they watch their team take the field, a team fans say is different than others.
Getting the ball to start the second half, the offense moved the ball a bit.
Blake Bortles "led" his Jacksonville Jaguars to a playoff victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
LATE CHANCES: The Bills had plenty of chances down the stretch, but a huge penalty against tight end Charles Clay, a dropped pass by Zay Jones and then a tackle that knocked Taylor out of the game ended any threat of a comeback.
"When we got beat last week at Tennessee, I didn't run at all, so we got beat without shooting all our shots", Bortles said after the game. "We've got to hold teams to zero".
The Jaguars squandered a prime scoring opportunity earlier in the second quarter after fourth-year cornerback Aaron Colvin grabbed his first career interception. Linebacker Myles Jack sacked Taylor on the next play, forcing a punt. Jaguars running backs rushed for just 62 yards on 23 carries, and the offense produced just 230 total yards. "We said, 'If we go out there and get seven points, we'll handle business and get the job done'". That's the real drought that was broken which we're not talking about enough.
"We had a long field on most of our drives". The Jaguars defeated the Steelers 30-9 on October 8 at Heinz Field. The Jaguars probably won't be as lucky next time.
"We know it's going to be a dog fight", said Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns.