The Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills will meet for the first time in the playoffs in the history of these historic franchises. These two used to be in the same division in the AFC East. That was mostly when the Bills were good and the Colts were in Baltimore. The Colts remained in the East even after they moved to Indy and ultimately moved to the AFC South in 2002. The Colts have had much success since that transition into a new city and division. The Bills have largely been left behind to dwell in the cellar for the last 25 years at the depths of the entire league.
That all changed this year when Buffalo fielded one of their best teams in the history of their franchise. This wasn't just a fluke either after Tom Brady moved on from the Patriots where he couldn't torture the division anymore. No, this team is legit and has been looking like one of the best teams in the league for most of the season. They've been led to their first division title in 25 years by quarterback Josh Allen with the emergence of a more accurate arm to add to his tremendous running ability. The Bills may be the team with the best shot of bringing down the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.
What TV Channel is Colts-Bills on?
Colts-Bills will be shown on CBS at 1:05 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.
How to Watch Colts-Bills
When: Saturday, January 9
Where: Bills Stadium - Orchard Park, NY
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)
The addition of Stefon Diggs in a trade with Minnesota is only helping Allen through the air. But it has been reported that Diggs and another valuable weapon in Cole Beasley will be questionable for this game. Even so, the Bills should be favored making this one of the best stories in football to root for. This franchise lost four Super Bowls in a row. Then they proceeded to only make the playoffs three more times after that and missed the playoffs entirely in the 2000s. It wasn't until 2017 they made the playoffs again only to score three points against the Jaguars.
But the current iteration of this team is four years in the making. They drafted Allen in 2018 and then made the playoffs again last year where they had a classic game against Houston only to lose in heartbreaking fashion at the hands of Deshaun Watson in overtime. Devin Singletary has stepped up to legitimately balance their game out on the ground. This may not be the biggest underdog story in these playoffs as the Cleveland Browns haven't made the playoffs since 2002, but this team is going to make the most noise. For some time to come too.
For the Colts, they bounced back from an average season in 2019 after they signed Philip Rivers. He really rebounded also after his turnovers with the Chargers got out of control last year. This stint with the Colts will be his best shot to win it all since San Diego made the AFC Championship in the 2007 season. Time is running out for the borderline hall of famer as he only signed a one year deal with the team. Although it'd probably be wise for the Colts to extend him next year.
The odds just seem stacked against them in a loaded AFC and against the Bills who are the better team. If they can't shock the football world, maybe they can add some tremendous pieces to compliment Rivers next season in what could be his last in the league.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Odds
Colts Odds: +6.5
Bills Odds: -6.5
Money Line: Colts +245 - Bills -290