Starters Josh Richardson and Dorian Finney-Smith and backup Jalen Brunson had already been ruled out; those three stayed behind in Denver after a win over the Nuggets on Thursday and missed Saturday's victory at home against Orlando.The other game, besides Sunday's Boston-Miami matchup, to have been postponed was the december 23 game between Oklahoma City and Houston.
That would be 7,291 days or 19 years, 11 months, and 17 days.
In Buffalo, Allen finished with 324 yards from 26 of 35 attempts to send the Bills into next week's AFC divisional round while the Colts were left ruing a decision not to kick an easy first-half field goal that ultimately proved the difference. The Bills have had poor starting position all afternoon, starting drives at their own 3, 15, 11, 6 and 4.
Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted a Lamar Jackson pass on on a ball that looked like it intended for the Titans cornerback instead of Ravens receiver Miles Boykin. "It's the playoffs. It's win or go home and we got it done".
Buffalo is armed with an explosive offense led by quarterback Josh Allen, who had a breakout third season to put him in the MVP conversation.
But Tampa Bay's defense got leaky and Washington's unheralded Taylor Heinicke, in his second pro start in place of injured starter Alex Smith, ran for 46 yards and a touchdown and threw for 306 yards and a score. Cleveland also edged Pittsburgh in the season finale, but the Steelers rested many regulars, including QB Ben Roethlisberger and All-Pro edge rusher T.J. Watt.
But they stalled at the Buffalo 39 and punted on their first possession Saturday.
The Bills have allowed 150 yards rushing five times already this season, four more than previous year. However, Tampa Bay is just 2-10 SU in its last 12 visits to New Orleans ahead of the team's first-ever playoff date with the Saints.
Four of those teams play on what the National Football League is calling "Super Wild Card Weekend" with Green Bay earning the NFC's first-round bye.
Both teams opened with a three-and-out.
The Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 on Saturday in the AFC Wild Card, which is the team's first playoff win since the 1995 season.
The Kansas City Chiefs, who are the top AFC seed, earned a bye this weekend and home-field advantage and will meet the lowest surviving seed.
That is how long it had been until Brady led the Buccaneers to a tough, 31-23 victory over the Washington Football Team in an NFC Wild-Card game to end a dry run that had extended from January 26, 2003.