Bills Stifle Ravens, Win 17-3 to Advance to AFC Championship Game

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen in January. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/Shutterstock (10518184fn)

The Buffalo Bills are heading to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1994 after defeating the Baltimore Ravens in a defensive struggle on Saturday in Orchard Park.

The Bills, the surprise team of the season that shocked everyone by finishing 13-3, defeated a Baltimore team that was picked by many to win after their defense completely suffocated Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

Buffalo held Baltimore to only a field goal, propelling them to a chance to play in the Super Bowl.

Despite gaining 340 total yards, the Ravens were unable to capitalize due to missed field goals and a crucial turnover in the third quarter when the team was only down by a touchdown deep in the Bills’ red zone.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a pick-six interception to Bills cornerback Taron Johnson, whose touchdown gave his team a 17-3 lead they would not relinquish.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs also starred on the day, catching 8 Josh Allen passes for 106 yards and a third-quarter touchdown which gave his team the lead.

Buffalo will now wait to see whether they will take on the Cleveland Browns or the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday.