NEW YORK (AP) – Jonathan Taylor gained a career-high 195 yards and became the first player in NFL history to rush for five touchdowns in a postseason game as the Indianapolis Colts advanced to the AFC title game by beating the Buffalo Bills 59-24 on Wednesday night.
Blindsided by the sophomore from Wisconsin and a Colts defense that allowed no running plays longer than 12 yards, the Bills matched their most points in a playoff game, and their most ever allowed.
A win by the Patriots in Sunday’s divisional-round game would likely see the Colts land in Foxborough against New England.
Taylor finished with 36 carries, adding that to two catches for 35 yards and a score. He carried a postseason record 37 times in all.
The Colts’ 33rd straight sellout crowd gave the Indianapolis offense a deafening ovation at the start.
Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, was 36 of 46 for 443 yards and three touchdowns. He has thrown for more than 400 yards in four straight games.
Luck ended a five-game playoff drought for the Colts. He is 0-3 in the postseason since that breakout rookie season when he threw for 4,374 yards, 35 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
Luck established a playoff record with his 15th fourth-quarter comeback, according to STATS.
Indianapolis (12-6) tied the game at 17 with a third-quarter field goal, then scored the next 35 points with Jordan Wilkins scoring twice, including the decisive TD on a 1-yard run with 7:01 left in the game.
The Bills (9-8) avoided matching their worst record in a 16-game season thanks to rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 80 yards. He was sacked eight times.
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