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Buffalo News photographer James P. McCoy looks back at the unique challenges of shooting during the Bills' snow game against the Indianapolis Colts.  I have been shooting Bills games since 1982, and I have shot in every kind of weather possible, from the heat to lightning to rain and snow. Photographers game-plan for a Bills game just like the coaches do. I was total…

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On a wintry day in which they would likely close all schools, the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts played an NFL game for the ages in what looked like inside a snow globe. And just when the Bills season needed a revival, under the worst conditions imaginable, most all ye faithful did indeed come… and left joyful and triumphant. The Bills’ season, and this game, w…

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Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison Q: Coach, how much of the playbook did you have available to you once you had to go to Joe [Webb] yesterday? A: Well, the game-plan got diminished when we started the game. It was a little harder to do some of the things footing wise, and just execution wise. We started with some motions, we even tried to throw those out because [o…

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The Bills' overtime victory against the Colts will be memorable for any of those who braved the elements — and also those who watched on TV. But every memorable game needs a memorable name. We asked via Facebook and you answered. Here is our list of the top names submitted thus far and who they came from. Vote for your favorite in the comments below. https://twitt…

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The director of the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts had to be a little creative during Sunday afternoon's telecast in the blizzard at New Era Field. CBS play-by-play Spero Dedes couldn't be faulted for being unable to tell viewers what yard line the ball was at after punts, kickoffs and plays from scrimmage. So CBS had to devise a way to do it…

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Why did Bills coach Sean McDermott punt in overtime on fourth-and-1 from the Colts' 41 with 4:13 remaining? And then he topped it off by calling a timeout before the punt. It's a move that had the Twitterverse shaking its collective heads — or worse. Even after the win, many on social media were unwilling to let go of that decision. When asked after the game by re…

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The Buffalo Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts 13-7 in overtime on Sunday amid the snow. After LeSean McCoy's walkoff touchdown, there was plenty of celebrating, including players making snow angels and a few throwing snow. https://twitter.com/NickVeronica/status/939967585789075456

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Deonte Thompson had only 19 catches for the Buffalo Bills this season and he made only one grab Sunday. It was a remarkable one, and it keyed the Bills' 13-7 snow-globe, overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Thompson's 35-yard catch from quarterback Joe Webb with 1:52 to go converted a third-and-6 situation. It gave the Bills a first down at the Colts' 27. Th…

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Adam Vinatieri is one of the great kickers in football history with Super Bowl rings and Pro Bowl invitations to prove it. But it was tough sledding for him -- and everyone else -- at New Era Field. A 32-yard field goal would normally be automatic for him, but not Sunday. Not in the snow. He really had no chance. https://twitter.com/NEWS4_NICK/status/9399232832…

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Bills vs. Colts: 68 games all-time. Bills record: 36-31-1 (.537). First game: On Nov. 15, 1970, Buffalo and the then Baltimore Colts played to a 17-17 tie. The Bills, just 3-5 coming into this game, took an early 14-0 lead against the 7-1 Colts, but Baltimore found their stride and went on a 17-3 run. Longest Bills winning streak: Six games, from Nov. 12, 1989, to…

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The Colts last visited Buffalo in 2015 in the season opener. The result was a 27-14 Bills victory. The game-time temperature that day was 56 degrees with 15 mph winds. That is not exactly what will face the Colts on Sunday. While Colts coach Chuck Pagano tried to simulate what the elements might be like by practicing outside Thursday and also having music played to h…

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The Bills (6-6) are chasing the Jaguars and Ravens for an AFC wild card spot. They should be able to make up some ground in the next few weeks with Indianapolis and Miami coming to town, but with QB Tyrod Taylor day-to-day with a patellar tendon contusion and Nathan Peterman on standby, we’re more in limbo than Chubby Checker. It’s probably a good thing as our database …

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Given the Bills' current position in the AFC playoff standings, a loss to the Colts on Sunday would be crushing. It might even eliminate them from contention. "Our mindset is [that] we can’t lose this game - we’ve got to win," running back LeSean McCoy said. "We just have to play together as a team, to get a win. ... "If it’s me, if it’s [Kelvin] Benjamin, if it’s Mi…

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Awful offensive line play and quarterback injuries are the two quickest ways for a football team's season to fall apart. The Indianapolis Colts have endured both in stumbling to a 3-9 record. With franchise QB Andrew Luck out for the year due to shoulder surgery, young Jacoby Brissett is learning on the job. Brissett has a big arm, ideal size and he moves well. Bu…