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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — For the first time in a quarter of a century, the Buffalo Bills have won a playoff game.
Playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season, the Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 Saturday in a wild-card game that also was their first playoff game in Orchard Park since Dec. 30, 1995, when they beat Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins 37-22.
“It’s been a long time since Bills mafia has been able to celebrate like this,” quarterback Josh Allen said postgame on CBS. “But again, it’s one game. I am just happy for a chance to be able to play next week.”
Allen, 24, improved significantly from his first playoff game last season, completing 26 of 35 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns, adding 54 yards and another score on the ground. He became the youngest player in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and complete 70% of his passes in a playoff game, per ESPN Stats & Information research.
General manager Brandon Beane, who signed a multiyear contract extension in December, said the prospect of