The Buffalo Bills lost in disappointing fashion to the Houston Texans in the Wild Card round to bring their 2019 season to an end. The disappointing part of the loss was how close it was to being a win.
The Bills started the game with a couple of fireworks in the form of a 42-yard Josh Allen run and a 16-yard John Brown pass to Allen for a touchdown. At halftime they held a 13-point lead. Since the AFL-NFL merger 150 teams have had a 13-point lead at halftime of a playoff game. Only 12 of those teams have lost. The last time it happened was two years ago when the Tennessee Titans came back to the beat the Kansas City Chiefs the night before the Bills played in their first playoff game in 17 years. The last team to blow a 16+ point lead in the third quarter of a playoff team and lose? The Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, which was also played at NRG Stadium.