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Bills win in "Snow"vertime, beat Colts in Winter Wonderland

Bills win in "Snow"vertime, beat Colts in Winter Wonderland
Posted at 8:02 PM, Dec 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-10 20:02:23-05

Whiteout conditions, snow falling at a rapid rate throughout the entirety of the game, players making snow angels, and leaf blowers used to clear the lines on the field.

It was a winter wonderland in Orchard Park Sunday afternoon where the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts played in a game many fans will remember for a long time.

The Bills squeaked out a 13-7 win in overtime to improve to 7-6 on the season and remain "in the hunt" for a playoff spot.

It was a scoreless game until less than a minute to go in the first half. Nathan Peterman, starting in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor, found a wide open Kelvin Benjamin in the corner of the endzone to give the Bills a 7-0 lead at halftime.

Once again, the scoring was kept to a minimum until the final two minutes of the 2nd half. The Colts marched all the way down into Bills territory and found the endzone with just 1:16 to go in regulation. Instead of trying to tie things up, the Colts went for the 2-pt conversion. It was successful until a penalty flag was thrown, going against the Colts for offensive pass interference. That penalty backed the Colts up but they wound up converting on a long 43-yard extra point attempt to tie things up late in the game and force overtime.

The Bills were given the ball to begin overtime and marched all the way down to Colts territory before coming up short on a 3rd down attempt. Coach Sean McDermott elected to punt the ball away which drew numerous "boo's" from the crowd.

The Bills defense though came up big and stopped the Colts, giving the Bills offense the ball back. LeSean McCoy sealed the win with a touchdown run with less than two minutes left.

The Bills will be back at home next Sunday when they host the Miami Dolphins. It's their final home game of the season.