Big picture: Buffalo is in the playoffs, officially. Not only did the Bills win their 11th game against only two losses, they built their divisional record to 6-1. They lead Miami by a full game. Whether they win their third straight AFC East championship all comes down to the Dec. 23 game against Miami in Rich Stadium.
Play of the game: Jim Kelly's 34-yard pass down the middle to Andre Reed for the Bills' touchdown on their initial drive. The Colts, who didn't appear very enthusiastic in the first place, lost whatever zest they had at this point.
Tie-breakers: The Bills are still behind the Dolphins in division records. The Dolphins haven't lost a game to AFC East opposition. Buffalo is 9-2 in the conference; Miami has only one loss.
Record spinning: Reed broke Elbert Dubenion's career record for touchdown catches by snaring TD passes of 34 and 7 yards. It took Reed three games shy of six seasons. Duby took nine to catch 35. Reed also caught two touchdowns in a game for the ninth time, the fifth time against the Colts.
Best hit: Bruce Smith's third sack on Jeff George, the beleaguered Indy quarterback.
Game balls: On offense, Jim Ritcher, John Davis and Reed earned game balls, while Bruce Smith received one on defensive and Scott Norwood was awarded one for special teams.
Turnover time: The Bills picked up another plus. They intercepted three passes, but lost one fumble as a result of Don Smith's premature dive at the Colt 2. Kelly wasn't intercepted. They are now plus 15 with 32 takeaways.
Road warriors: This was the Bills' fourth "away" victory against two losses. The worst they will finish is 4-4.
By George: George, Indy's wonder boy quarterback, was hassled all day. He grossed only 52 yards passing. He was sacked five times for 41 yards in losses and suffered three interceptions.
Zebra watch: The Colts weren't guilty of holding all day. Considering what happened to George, maybe they should have tried it.
Injuries: Corner Kirby Jackson, who started, aggravated his hamstring pull.
Old pro: This was guard Jim Ritcher's 162nd game as a Bill, moving him past Ken Jones for sole possession of fifth place on the club's list of most games played.
Marv: The victory pushed Marv Levy's coaching record with the Bills to an even .600 (42-28).
Sack time: Bruce Smith had the hat trick on the first play of the second quarter. He finished with four, a personal best. He leads the NFL with 19, three shy of Mark Gastineau's league record. The Bills had five in all.
Say hello to: Clifford Hicks, a veteran cornerback signed as a free agent during the week. Despite only a couple of practices, he had a sack, six tackles and two deflected passes, one of which was retrieved by teammate Leon Seals for an interception.
What's ahead: The Giants Saturday afternoon. In New York, they are making a production number out of it, but the Bills' big-big-big game is the one after that, Miami in Rich Stadium.