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Bills Open as Heavy Favorites for Wild Card Matchup With Colts

By michael obermuller
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are the heavy favorites at home against the Indianapolis Colts on NFL Wildcard Weekend.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are the heavy favorites at home against the Indianapolis Colts on NFL Wildcard Weekend. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images
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Talk about finishing on a high note. The Buffalo Bills have obliterated their opponent the past three weeks and haven't come close to losing in their last six games. Most recently, they knocked a playoff-hungry Miami Dolphins team out of the dance with a 56-26 trouncing in Week 17.

Quarterback Josh Allen may get some MVP votes after all, leading this Bills offense to unbelievable statlines in recent weeks. In his past five games, Allen has thrown for 1,516 passing yards, with 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the ground during that span.

Head coach Sean McDermott deserves a lot of credit too, as he has been the main constant in Buffalo's long-term transformation. He has stressed the importance of home playoff games to his team, and this momentum has the Bills as major favorites in their first one in some time, as 7-point home favorites against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts are also well-coached, with Frank Reich pulling the strings. They are known for their strong run game and offensive line play, as well as a darkhorse defense that has led them for most of the season. Veteran Philip Rivers has playoff experience, but he's no longer a top quarterback at this point in his career.

This sets up a pretty challenging task for Buffalo on Wildcard Weekend, so this line could move if the public agrees. At the same time, it's also hard to argue against the Bills recent form. Follow along on FanDuel Sportsbook for the updated spread, as well as every other NFL Playoff line.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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