Sunday's game in Ralph Wilson Stadium was a chore.
The Buffalo Bills defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 16-6, in a constant rain and with temperatures barely above freezing. There were no playoff implications. Each team had been mathematically eliminated.
Buffalo's lone Pro Bowler, running back LeSean McCoy, didn't play. Dallas' superstar receiver, Dez Bryant, didn't play.
Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus suffered a shoulder injury 17 seconds into the second quarter and didn't return. Cowboys cornerback Barry Church left with an arm injury in the second half.
Buffalo scored its first touchdown, but Dan Carpenter missed the extra point.
Thankfully, Dan Bailey previously missed a field goal. We thought we otherwise would have been subjected to overtime.
Then Mike Gillislee tore off a 50-yard touchdown run with 2:25 to play and end the, ahem, drama. Gillislee played four games this year but has rushed for three touchdowns -- as many as McCoy.
Dallas quarterback Kellen Moore, signed off the practice squad this month, wasn't any good. Tyrod Taylor made a couple sweet throws, but tossed an inexplicable interception in the end zone from Dallas' 4-yard line right before halftime.