Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 overtime victory against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at New Era Field.
Shady does it: LeSean McCoy's 21-yard touchdown run in OT provided the Bills with their seventh victory of the season, keeping their playoff hopes very much alive.
Winter wonderland: The biggest story was the weather. Lake-effect snow turned the stadium into a wintry scene that would make any greeting card proud. Visibility was terrible throughout, as crews frequently rushed onto the field between plays to use blowers to keep the yard lines clear. At some points early on, it was a guess as to what was happening on the field.
On punts, the ball just stuck into what a Bills official said was about eight inches of snow between the lines. On tackles, players ended up in snowdrifts. And the fans who showed up got the payoff they were hoping for.
Quarterback issue: Rookie Nathan Peterman, who started while Tyrod Taylor was inactive with a knee injury, left the game in the third quarter with a head injury. Joe Webb took over the rest of the way, and made a huge, 34-yard third-down throw to Deonte Thompson to help set up McCoy's winning run.
McCoy goes past 4,000: McCoy became the first Bill to surpass 4,000 scrimmage yards in three seasons since Travis Henry did so in 2001-2003.
McCoy also had the 37th 100-yard rushing game of his career. With 14 100-yard rushing games with the Bills, he tied Willis McGahee for fourth-most in club history.
Benjamin at 2,500: Kelvin Benjamin went past 2,500 career receiving yards. He caught an eight-yard pass for the Bills' first touchdown.
Counting the house: Put it this way. There were far more people here — especially in the lower bowl — than one could have anticipated given the weather and the fact the Colts were hardly an intriguing opponent and the Bills were starting their rookie quarterback — and finishing with their third-stringer. Hats off to all of those fans who had significant snow accumulation on their hats and hoods. Crazy stuff!
Up next: The final home game of the season, and the last of three straight at New Era Field, is next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Early guess is there won't be much of a crowd for that one, either.