But the Bills supporters who braved the conditions did go home happy - their team won 13-7 in overtime. Then, we had our first takeaway of the day late in the quarter, as outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo chased down Mike Tolbert, forced a fumble and was able to dive on it to get the ball back for the Indy offense. On the next two plays, LeSean McCoy took off for 48 combined yards.
The Bills and Colts met in Buffalo on Sunday for one of the definitive "snow games" of the season.
Snow, Snow, And More Snow: When Buffalo began asking for locals to help shovel the stadium on Friday, you knew things could be ugly on Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts battled through a blizzard during their National Football League match on Monday (NZT), which made visibility near impossible and covered the field and line markings in heavy snow.
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3 - Benjamin the best pass option, but injured This might prove to be the case in any weather conditions, but on a snowy and windy day in Orchard Park, the Bills chose to target their tallest receiver with the biggest set of hands on the team. Pagano's timeout and poor defense from the Colts allowed Buffalo a scoring chance that seemed unlikely.
On the Colts' 2-point conversion attempt, Jack Doyle caught a pass in the left flat that should have given the Colts an 8-7 lead.
-Injury Report: The Colts did not suffer any injuries on Sunday. Without that flag, the Colts win that game, run their record to 4-9, and the dream of a top-three draft pick would have vanished. Colts C Ryan Kelly missed his second straight game with a concussion.
McCoy rushed 32 times for 156 yards, but three runs of at least 20 yards were the difference in a game that felt like it was being played in slow motion - or was it snow motion? - because of an intense lake-effect system that struck less than an hour before kickoff.
-What's Next: The Colts (3-10) have a short week on the horizon.