The Buffalo Bills will face the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 9. Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m. ET at New Era Field in Buffalo, New York. We take a look at which players landed on the injury report for the Bills ahead of the Wild Card round and how that may affect their playoff matchup.
Bills final injury report
Questionable: Cole Beasley (knee), Stefon Diggs (oblique)
Notable players on in-week report who were removed from final: Isaiah McKenzie (ankle)
How injuries may affect Bills vs. Colts matchup
The Bills offense would certainly suffer in the absence of Stefon Diggs or Cole Beasley, but both wideouts practiced Thursday in a limited capacity. While that doesn’t guarantee either will suit up on Saturday, it seems unlikely Diggs or Beasley would sit out a playoff game after practicing during the week.
To that point, neither Diggs nor Beasley has missed more than one game in any of the past three seasons. That bodes well for the duo’s availability this weekend.
But just because Diggs and Beasley play doesn’t necessarily mean they will perform at full capacity. Both wide receivers have played through injuries earlier in their careers with varying results. Just last year as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Diggs entered the season opener questionable to play and finished with just two catches for 37 yards.