The Houston Texans once trailed the Buffalo Bills 16-0 at home in the Wild Card Game on Saturday afternoon. With the game tied at 19 in overtime, Deshaun Watson made some spectacular plays. He completed a third-and-18 pass from their own 19-yard line to Duke Johnson Jr. for an 18-yard pass and a first down.
With 4:16 remaining in overtime, Watson also escaped a sack and hit Taiwan Jones for a 34-yard pass. It was Jones's only reception in this game. With 3:23 remaining in regulation, Ka'imi Fairbairn made a 28-yard field goal and Houston took down Buffalo 22-19.
This was one of the biggest choke jobs by the Bills in the playoffs yet.
Deshaun Watson completed 20-of-25 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 55 yards on 14 carries and a score.
With less than 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Steven Hauschka made a 47-yard field goal for Buffalo to tie the game at 19.
Speaking of the Buffalo Bills, John Brown threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Josh Allen in the first-quarter.
That was Brown's only pass attempt in the game. He also caught four passes for 50 yards receiving.
Josh Allen completed 24-of-46 passes for 264 yards. He also rushed for 92 yards on nine carries. Allen's touchdown reception was his only reception in this game.
The leading receiving in this game for Buffalo was Devin Singletary with six receptions for 76 yards receiving. He also rushed for 58 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Frank Gore rushed for 22 yards on eight carries.
Duke Williams caught four passes for 49 yards receiving.
Cole Beasley caught four passes for 44 yards receiving as well for Buffalo.
This team needs play makers and they don't have another of them. The Bills should sign a player like A.J. Green or Amari Cooper in the offseason and also use their first-round pick on one.
Josh Allen has the potential to be a really good quarterback, but he needs play makers, a better offensive line, and better pocket awareness as well.
Hauschka also made two field goals from 40 yards out in the first and second quarter and also a 38-yard field in the third-quarter to go up 16-0.
After they went up 16-0, Deshaun Watson scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown (2-point conversion on a Watson rush).
With the Texans trailing 16-11 with 4:37 remaining in regulation, Watson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Hyde (Deshaun Watson 2-point conversion pass to DeAndre Hopkins). Hyde finished the game 48 yards rushing on 16 carries. His touchdown reception was his only reception in the game.
Hopkins was the leading receiver in this game for Houston with six receptions for 90 yards receiving.
Kenny Stills caught four passes for 46 yards receiving.
Duke Johnson Jr. rushed for 38 yards on three carries. He also caught three passes for 30 yards receiving.
Ka'imi Fairbairn also made a 41-yard field goal for the Texans with 10:55 remaining in regulation to cut the deficit to 16-11 and the rest was history.
The Buffalo Bills (10-7) season ends in disappointment and they have not won a playoff game since 1995. However, Head Coach Sean McDermott has led Buffalo to the postseason for the second time in three seasons and he is developing a positive culture here.
Houston (11-6) will some how march on and take on the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) in the AFC Divisional Round on the road next Sunday. The Houston Texans won that game 31-24 over Kansas City back in Week Six of the regular season.