2021 NFL playoffs: Colts vs. Bills

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The NFL kicks off their playoffs on Saturday. For the first time, the league will have triple headers on the first weekend of the playoffs.

The Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills will kick off the six-game slate. The game will start at 1:05 pm EST on CBS.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman returns a Tua Tagovailoa interception for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins
Josh Norman returns a Tua Tagovailoa interception for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins (Photo by the Buffalo Bills/Instagram)

The Colts come into the contest with an 11-5 record. The Bills won the AFC East with a 13-3 mark.

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The Bills lead the all-time series. They have had 37 wins over the Colts, who have 32 wins in the series. There is one tie between the teams.

The tie came in the very first games between the teams. It was a 17-17 score on November 15th, 1970.

The Bills have 1,435 points against the Colts. Indianapolis has 1,356 points against Buffalo.

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These two teams have not played since the 2018 season. On October 21st, 2018, the Colts won 37-5 over the Bills.

Before the Colts won in 2018, the Bills’ last win came in 2017. In overtime, the Bills won 13-7 on December 10th, 2017.

The Colts is projected to cover the spread against the Bills, according to Sports Betting Dime. At the time of publication, the line is currently 6.5 points.

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Indianapolis comes into the playoffs on a one-game win streak. They defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-14 on January 3rd, 2021.

On the same day, the Bills put a beating on the Miami Dolphins. Buffalo won 56-26 in their final regular-season game.

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has gone 369 of 543 for 4,169 passing yards during the season., He had 24 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions.

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Rookie Jonathan Taylor led the running backs with 232 carries for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns. T.Y. Hilton led the receivers with 56 receptions and 762 yards while catching five touchdowns.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen went 396 of 572 for 4,544 yards. He had 37 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions.

Devin Singletary led the backs with 156 carries for 687 yards and two touchdowns. Stefon Diggs — who was acquired in a blockbuster deal with the Minnesota Vikings in the off-season — had 127 receptions for a career-high 1,535 yards and eight touchdowns.

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