McCoy scores to seal Bills' 13-7 OT win over Colts

Lawrence Cooper
December 11, 2017

A 34-yard Colts punt put the ball at the Bills' 35.

Buffalo ended up winning 13-7 in overtime after a LeSean McCoy touchdown run with the home fans celebrating by throwing snowballs and players forming snow angels on the field. Nonetheless, a game was played and the Bills survived the elements better than the Colts.

Colts safety Matthias Farley intercepted Bills backup quarterback Joe Webb at the Buffalo 28 with 43 seconds left in regulation, but Vinatieri's 43-yard field-goal attempt sailed wide left.

McCoy finished with 156 yards rushing and topped the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth time in his career on a slick, snow-covered field.

A pair of McCoy runs, for 23 and 25 yards, led to an 8-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter from Nathan Peterman to wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the first score for Benjamin since the Bills acquired him in an October 31 trade. Shady averaged 5.8 yards per rush and took off on a 21-yard touchdown run in the waning minutes of overtime to give the Bills the win. The players are now playing with several inches of snow on the field, and there is no sign of the storm stopping soon.

The Colts converted the two-point conversion on another pass to Doyle, but receiver Kamar Aiken was called for offensive pass interference.

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Despite being backed up, Adam Vinatieri knocked through an extra point tying the game at 7.

Frank Gore ran for 57 yards on 18 carries, sharing the load of the offense.

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.

That victory was their first of the season to end a 0-13 start. "That was big in this game, with the conditions the way they were".

Attempting only 10 passes because of the conditions, Peterman was struck in the head area by Colts linebacker Antonio Morrison on a 2-yard run, requiring trainers to assist the rookie to the sideline and later to the locker room.

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