Cole Beasley Played Through Insane Injury in AFC Championship Game

Cole Beasley had quite the performance in the AFC Championship Game, considering he was playing hurt.
Cole Beasley had quite the performance in the AFC Championship Game, considering he was playing hurt. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The AFC Championship Game didn't go exactly how the Buffalo Bills had hoped it would, as they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-24. Despite the defeat, the effort was definitely there for the Bills, and none more so than wide receiver Cole Beasley.

Apparently, Beasley played through a broken fibula on Sunday night, but that didn't stop him from being heavily involved in the Buffalo passing attack. The veteran slot receiver ended up leading the Bills in both receptions and receiving yards against the Chiefs (seven for 88 yards).

Those numbers even topped that of Stefon Diggs, Josh Allen's favorite target throughout the year. It was a tremendous season for Beasley overall, falling just short of 1,000 yards (with 967 on 82 catches). Those totals made 2020 a career season for Cole, topping his 2016 output with the Dallas Cowboys by over 100 yards receiving.

Beasley has always been a fighter, a 5'8" undrafted rookie out of Southern Methodist University, but the AFC Championship Game was just another example of his heart. He is set to return to Buffalo in 2021 (on the third year of his four year contract from 2019), with another opportunity to prove himself to the rest of this league.

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