The Ravens came into Week 17 with a 97.3 percent chance of making the playoffs. All they needed to do was beat the Bengals and they were in. The Bills, meanwhile, for the first time since 1999. Specifically, they had just a 14.8 percent chance of breaking the drought. Buffalo took care of business in Miami, and for 59 minutes, the Ravens had done the same against Cincinnati.
Then this happened:
And this was the reaction in the Bills' locker room as that happened:
And here are Bills fans, watching the drama in Baltimore unfold:
How insane were the final minutes for the Ravens and Bills? This chart perfectly encapsulates the insanity:
And while the Bengals missed the playoffs for a second straight season, there is an upside: Free Buffalo wings!
The Bills will face the Jaguars in the wild-card round on Sunday.