Andre Reed recalls first meeting Elbert Dubenion in 1984, when Reed was a standout wide receiver at Kutztown University and Dubenion was a scout for the Buffalo Bills.
Little did either know at the time that Reed was destined to wage an assault on Dubenion's all-time receiving records with the Bills.
Reed grabbed another with the first of his two touchdown receptions during Sunday's 31-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. That gave him 36 since joining the Bills as a fourth-round draft pick in 1985, one more than Dubenion's career mark.
"He (Dubenion) was one of the guys who was instrumental in getting me up to Buffalo," Reed said. "Supposedly, I was a diamond in the rough."
He finished the day with a game-high seven catches for 95 yards, boosting his season total to 63.
Of the nine two-touchdown-reception games of Reed's NFL career, five have come against the Colts.
"You've got to have a lot of things working for you for that to happen," he said of the record. "The offensive line has to protect, Jim (Kelly) has to get his reads. I just try to go out and do the best I can and when it comes to me, I'm going to make the catch."
Bills defensive end Leon Seals made the first interception of his four-year NFL career when he caught a pass tipped by cornerback Clifford Hicks late in the third quarter. The throw, from Jeff George, was intended for wide receiver Jessie Hester.
"It shocked the heck out of me. I would have never expected it," Seals said. "I came off the pass-rush, and my next response was to go downfield looking for the tackle. I turned around and saw it deflected. So I just ran to it, tried to get it and went out of bounds.
"As a defensive lineman, you expect to get fumbles, maybe, but not an interception."
Cornerback Kirby Jackson made his third interception of the season and became the Bills' leader in that category this year. But it was costly, as he aggravated a nagging hamstring injury during his 14-yard return.
Jackson left the game for good, and was replaced at left cornerback by J.D. Williams.
"I went to cut up in the middle, it popped a couple of times and I went to the ground," Jackson said.
Asked if he was becoming frustrated by continuous hamstring problems he has experienced this season, Jackson said, "Mentally, I've been handling it pretty well, but it's getting tough. Being able to make a play that helps the team helps me cope with it. But a hamstring is a funny injury. You just never know when it's going to bother you."
Linebacker Shane Conlan suffered a knee sprain, but returned to action.
Hicks, who signed with the Bills Wednesday, wasted little time making himself noticed.
Besides tipping the pass that Seals intercepted, the former member of the Los Angeles Rams also had a sack for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter. He was credited with two defensed passes and six initial hits, second-highest total on the team Sunday after the seven of defensive end Bruce Smith.
The sack was Hicks' first since joining the NFL in 1987, as a third-round draft pick of the Rams from Oregon. In fact, he never blitzed with the Rams, because they didn't allow their cornerbacks to do so.
"The sack was really exciting for me, because I've never gotten that close to the quarterback before," Hicks said. "On the tip, the quarterback started to scramble. I saw Jessie Hester kind of do an out and up, George tried to force it in and I was able to deflect it.
"I knew that I would get some playing time in, but with Kirby going down with the injury, that kind of forced them to play me more in nickel situations. I felt really comfortable, because a lot of the guys helped me out (on the field) and helped me prepare."
Reserve Bills linebacker and special teams standout Hal Garner missed the trip with a sprained ankle he suffered in Friday's practice, a team spokesman said. Garner was listed as inactive, along with cornerback David Pool.
Although he is still on Buffalo's injured reserve list, free safety Mark Kelso traveled with the team and assisted the defensive coaches from the sidelines.