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Second quarter analysis: Bills take lead just before halftime in snowfest

The Buffalo Bills took over with 1:42 left before halftime and drove down a frosted field for the only scoring of the first half.

LeSean McCoy powered the drive with consecutive gains of 23 and 25 yards. Then Nathan Peterman connected with Kelvin Benjamin down the sideline for 21 yards to bring the Bills down to the 8.

Peterman went back to Benjamin on a fade on the next play for a touchdown that marked Benjamin's first touchdown with the Bills and Peterman's first time owning a lead in the NFL.

The rest of the second quarter was mostly a punt-fest, and the most remarkable play of the game prior to the touchdown drive belonged to Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez.

They had fourth and 5 from the Bills' 32 when Sanchez, who attended the University of Hawaii, cleared snow to give himself room to kick. On most days, his punt would've gone for a touchback, but it turned out to be the perfect kick for Sunday – the ball stuck in the snow at the 2-yard line.

Fourth-down woes: The Bills, who did not play for field position in the first half, failed on another fourth-down conversion in the second quarter. They tried to throw both times, with the pass hitting the receiver in the hands before falling incomplete each time.

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