5 takeaways from the Bills loss to the Colts

5 takeaways from the Bills loss to the Colts

Snow has taken over Buffalo, New York, making Sunday's game between the Bills and Colts a cold, wet, and low scoring affair.

The Lake Effect is, well, in full effect this weekend in Buffalo, which means tons of snow is being dumped onto western NY.

The first quarter was played in a whiteout - neither team could see, let alone move the ball in the swirling wind and snow.

Peterman was injured after he dove at the end of a 2-yard run and was tackled by Colts defenders Antonio Morrison and Johnathan Hankins.

They watched the Bills' defense collapse at the end of regulation and allow a 77-yard drive to the Colts that helped tie the game. It's still unusual for a guy who hasn't missed a field goal since the opening week of the season.

We can talk about the field being draped in snow from end zone to end zone. Peterman then hit Kelvin Benjamin along the sideline for a 21-yard completion and went back to the wideout for an 8-yard fade pass for the first half's only score with 31 seconds left. He put up his 37 career 100-yard rushing game Sunday with a total of 156 yards on a career-high 32 carries, which put him over 1,000 rushing yards for the season.

The weather affected almost every aspect of play.

Buffalo (7-6) stayed alive in the AFC playoff picture, while the Colts (3-10) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. That went for 23 yards, and he added another of 25 yards the next play.

Vinatieri, however, missed a field-goal wide left from the exact same spot with 1 second remaining after the Colts regained possession when Matthias Farley intercepted Webb's pass over the middle with 52 seconds left.

Harder for a normal kicker, but not for Vinatieri.

Rather than try a 12-yard 2-point conversion, Pagano opted to send Vinatieri out to try a 43-yard extra point. Oh and he also had the game-winning 21-yard touchdown run in overtime to win the game.

The 97 combined rushing attempts were the most in an National Football League game since the Chiefs and Bears combined for 100 attempts in Week 10 of the 1981 season.

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