Buffalo Bills Win In Overtime In A Game To Remember
It was one of those games you'll never forget especially if you were there to see it in person. It may go down in Buffalo Bills history as the snow globe game. There were times when you couldn't see the other side of the stadium. Seeing the scoreboard? Forget it. Where were they on the field? Your guess is as good as mine.
On a miserable day hearty fans held on to see the Bills emerge a 13-7 winner over the Indianapolis Colts on LeSean McCoy's 21-yard touchdown run in overtime. A key play in that drive was Joe Webb's 34-yard pass to Deonte Thompson.
The Bills were lucky to even make it to overtime. Conditions were rough in Orchard Park in a game the Bills absolutely had to have to remain on the fringes of the playoff hunt. And the weather almost cost them the game. Both teams had a tough time moving the ball, but it was he Bills who scored first late in the first half on Nathan Peterman's 8-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin. It was Benjamin's first touchdown as a Bill.
That one touchdown looked safe until the Colts used a nearly 10-minute drive to go 77 yards and went for 2 points to win the game and made it.....but a flag for offensive pass interference forced them to kick and Adam Vinatieri's kick just made it over the crossbar.
This one still wasn't over. The Bills had 1:16 to try to win it but an Indianapolis interception gave the Colts a chance to win it in regulation, but Vinatieri's 43-yard try was wide left forcing overtime.
LeSean McCoy finished with 156 yards rushing - his 37th career 100-yard rushing game. His teams are 31-6 when he runs for over 100 yards.
Rookie linebacker Matt Milano led the Bills with a career high 11 tackles. Kicker Stephen Hauschka extended his scoring streak to 107 games with the extra point on Benjamin's touchdown. That 's the second-longest active scoring streak in the NFL.
Nathan Peterman has yet to finish a game he started. He was pulled after throwing five interceptions in Los Angeles and in this one he was taken to the locker room with an apparent head injury after being injured in the third quarter. Peterman finished 5 of 10 fro 57 yards with the one touchdown and no interceptions.
So at 7-6, the Bills keep themselves in the running for a playoff spot. They host the Miami Dolphins next Sunday.