Colts 20, Bills 13: Complete Pre And Post-Game Coverage

The Buffalo Bills (4-6) take on the Indianapolis Colts (6-4) at Lucas Oil Stadium today. Follow Buffalo Rumblings' day-long coverage of the Week 12 matchup in this StoryStream.

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Colts drop frustrating Bills, 20-13

The Buffalo Bills had ample opportunity to win a winnable game against the Indianapolis Colts, but as is their custom, found a frustrating way to lose 20-13. It's a critical blow to their playoff chances.


Lee Smith TD makes it 20-13 Indy

The Buffalo Bills are continuing to toy with the emotions of their fans. After falling behind 20-6 and looking all but DOA against the Indianapolis Colts, they come right back with a touchdown drive to make it a one-score game.

Lee Smith, of all people, did the honors, catching a one-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on a 2nd & Goal play-fake from the one-yard line. Just to underline just how futile the Bills have been in the red zone, Smith ran square into an umpire before recovering to make a contested grab on what should have been a wide open route.

It was C.J. Spiller, however, that made the drive for the Bills. He cranked off a 41-yard rush on the first play of the drive to kick-start the Bills' anemic attack, surpassing 100 rushing yards on the day in the process. It's his second 100-yard rushing game of the 2012 season. Donald Jones also hauled in a well-designed middle screen that, had Fitzpatrick not thrown three feet above Jones' head, likely would have yielded a touchdown as well.

Buffalo now trails 20-13 with 11:30 remaining in the ball game.


Indy leads 20-6 after second Hilton TD

Buffalo Bills fans could feel this game slipping away in a very frustrating first half, and now they face a two-score deficit with 19:02 left to play, trailing the Indianapolis Colts 20-6.

T.Y. Hilton, who returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to give the Colts an early 7-0 lead, hauled in an eight-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to double Indy's lead. That play capped off a 15-play, 87-yard scoring drive that saw the Colts convert on several third and longs, including a 3rd & 17 just prior to the touchdown play.

Hilton scored his second touchdown after missing part of the second quarter with what appeared to be a head injury. Returning a punt in the second quarter, Hilton took a major hit to the helmet from Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham, and was down on the field for several moments before eventually walking off on his own. Now he's back, and he's hurting the Bills just the same as he did in the first quarter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick now holds the keys to Buffalo's playoff chances. Unless he can orchestrate a furious comeback in the last quarter-plus, the Bills will fall to 4-7 and out of playoff relevance.


Bills/Colts second half live chat

Buffalo Bills fans discuss the second half of today's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Indy leads 13-6 at halftime.


Hilton PR TD gives Colts 7-3 lead

In the lead-up to today's game between the Buffalo Bills and the Indianapolis Colts, a lot of attention was being paid to Bills punt returner Leodis McKelvin and the record-setting season he's having.

So, naturally, the Bills gave up a 75-yard punt return touchdown to Indianapolis rookie T.Y. Hilton to open the scoring in today's Week 12 contest. Hilton juked long snapper Garrison Sanborn and found his path to the end zone largely unencumbered on what was easily Buffalo's worst special teams play of the season.

Hilton's score was the second return touchdown that the Bills have allowed in their last two games; Miami Dolphins kick returner Marcus Thigpen had a lengthy kick return for a score in last Thursday's 19-14 Bills win at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Clearly, special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven has his work cut out for him shoring up what is quickly becoming a weak area for the Bills.

Buffalo responded to the poor play with a Rian Lindell field goal on a drive featuring a 24-yard reception by T.J. Graham and a 23-yard run from C.J. Spiller. Indy now leads 7-3 with 4:28 remaining in the first quarter.


Bills/Colts: first half live chat

Buffalo Bills fans discuss the events of the first half of today's game against the Indianapolis Colts.


No surprises in Bills/Colts inactives

Two Buffalo Bills starters were ruled out for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts when the injury report came out on Friday; defensive end Mark Anderson and cornerback Aaron Williams therefore highlight the team's Week 12 inactive list, missing the game with their respective knee injuries. As usual, they'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Chris Kelsay and Leodis McKelvin, respectively.

Anderson and Williams are the only two players on the inactive list that are there because of injury; the other seven players on the sideline today are healthy scratches. Those players include quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, wide receiver Marcus Easley, offensive tackle Thomas Welch, linebacker Kirk Morrison and cornerback Crezdon Butler. Easley, the popular former 2010 fourth-round pick that was signed to the active roster just a few weeks back, has not played a single snap on offense during the games in which he has suited up.

The Bills and the Colts are set to kick off from Lucas Oil Stadium in just over an hour.


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