Georgia Southern alum Tyler Bass kicks deciding field goal in Bills playoff win


Buffalo Bills’ Tyler Bass (2) celebrates after kicking a field goal during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WSAV) – The last time the Buffalo Bills won a playoff game was in 1995, two years before Tyler Bass was born.

As young as he is, Bass proved himself immune to the pressure of a historic playoff game.

The Georgia Southern alum connected on both of his field goals and all three of his extra point attempts in the Bills’ 27-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Bass’ pivotal 54-yard field goal came with 8:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Bills ahead 27-16. It was the longest field goal ever made in the playoffs by a rookie.

Bass also hit a field goal from 46 yards earlier in the second half.

Buffalo selected Bass in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He has made 17 field goals in a row dating back to Nov. 8.

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