The Buffalo Bills are moving on in the NFL playoffs.
The AFC East champs downed the Indianapolis Colts, 27-24, on Saturday in Orchard Park, N.Y.
And the win wasn’t without the usual controversial play and review.
Phillip Rivers threw a pass that Zach Pascal received. He was not touched and appeared to get up and continue the play.
Pascal then fumbled and the Bills appeared to recover.
Game over, right?
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 9, 2021
Not with NFL officiating. They spotted the ball and gave it to Indy. Only a head’s-up move by Sean McDermott to call a timeout allowed time for a review.
After what seemed like an eternity, the play was ruled that Pascal was down and the Colts kept the ball. Their last-ditch drive failed when a Rivers Hail Mary! was knocked away.
But the folks on Twitter were aghast — correctly — by the call not being ruled a fumble.
This was not ruled a fumble by the Colts' Zach Pascal. pic.twitter.com/Viihte89ci
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 9, 2021
That's a fumble. And the Colts deserve to lose how they've handled this game regardless.
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) January 9, 2021
Okay. Bills may not have played well enough to win, and Colts did, but that was a horrible non-reversal on that Pascal catch and fumble. HORR-IH-BULL. Again, why bother with replay? Clear evidence of ball being live, and fumble. CAH-LEER. #BillsMafia
— Matt Hicks (@radiohicksie) January 9, 2021
I mean, let’s be honest. That was a fumble so the Colts winning would’ve been really controversial.
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) January 9, 2021
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) January 9, 2021
I was watching that play here in the studios and to me that was a fumble and should’ve been a recovery by Buffalo.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) January 9, 2021
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 9, 2021
Omg. That’s obscene.
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) January 9, 2021