AFC Wild Card Game Day Newsletter 10 Jan 7th Bills_Digital - Page 63

AP Images rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, while also leading the Bills with 59 receptions. If he is unavailable, quarterback Tyrod Taylor must fi nd other weapons to rely upon against the Jaguars defense. One of those weapons is his own feet, as he is the second-leading rusher for the Bills with 427 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has collected 217 yards on 16 catches since a midseason trade from the Carolina Panthers. Tight end Charles Clay is another key target for Taylor, posting 558 yards on 49 catches. Defensively, linebacker Preston Brown fi nished the 2017 season with 144 tackles, the most in the NFL in the regular season. Defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson each have 4.0 sacks to lead the pass rush for the Bills. On the back end, safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde each have fi ve interceptions to pace the Bills secondary. FINAL THOUGHT Though the Jaguars did put the NFL on notice with their 16-game regular season in 2017, the 10-6 result simply does not matter anymore. It is simple now: a win moves the Jaguars on to Pittsburgh in the AFC Divisional Playoff round, and leaves them two wins away from representing the AFC in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. A loss sends them to the fi shing hole or golf course for the offseason. Over 69,000 are lucky enough to be in attendance for today’s game, and millions will be watching around the world as the Jaguars look to write a new chapter in their history. Enjoy today’s game, and remember you could be telling the next generation of Jaguars fans about what you see today 18 years from today.