Former Maryland star Stefon Diggs shines in Buffalo's first playoff win in over 25 years
The Buffalo Bills’ long, historic playoff drought is finally over.
In one of the more wild NFL playoff games you will see, the Bills eked out a 27-24 roller coaster of a game Saturday. The end result was Buffalo moving onto the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs and ending a 25-year stretch of zero playoff wins for the franchise.
The star of this game could be a number of people. One is certainly former Maryland Terp and current Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs. After being one of the NFL’s best wideouts in 2020, Diggs rose to the occasion on Saturday and was a key part of Buffalo’s first playoff win since defeating Miami on Dec. 30, 1995.
Diggs finished the game with six catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown came early in the fourth quarter when Diggs straight up blew past the Colt defense and finished off the play with a catch on a beautifully thrown ball from Josh Allen.
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This is the first time Diggs has gone over 100 yards receiving in a playoff game since he was in Minnesota with the Vikings and completed one of the NFL’s most legendary playoff games with a touchdown against New Orleans in the Minneapolis Miracle game.
With the win, Buffalo moves onto the divisional round. The Bills’ win was the first of three AFC Wild Card games this weekend with the other two taking place Sunday. We will not know Buffalo’s opponent in the divisional round until those games are complete.