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Bills hold off Ravens 17-3 to advance to AFC Championship Game

The Bills won an ugly one over the Ravens and are headed to the AFC title game. We break down the performance.

Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after catching a touchdown in the third quarter with Mitch Morse #60 against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Bills Stadium on January 16, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills are advancing to the third round of the playoffs after topping the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 in the Divisional Round on Sunday. While the game was tied with just six points on the board at the half, Buffalo pulled ahead thanks to some big-time defensive plays in the second half.

The quarterback duel the masses expected to get from Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen turned out to be pretty underwhelming. Allen was 23-for-37 passing for 206 yards and a score. His lone touchdown pass went to Stefon Diggs, who tallied 106 on eight catches. John Brown trailed him in receiving yards with 62 and the rest of the receiving corps was modest at best in the windy conditions at Bills Stadium.

Jackson threw for 162 yards in the contest before being ruled out of the game in the third quarter because of a head injury. He threw his first career red zone interception before leaving the contest and it was run back for 101 yards and a score by Taron Johnson. Tyler Huntley filled in for Jackson with Robert Griffin and Trace McSorley on the IR and tallied just 60 passing yards. Not a single Baltimore player ran for more than 50 yards in the contest.

The Bills only have to win one more game to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1993.