The Buffalo Bills are locked in a scoreless tie with the Indianapolis Colts through two quarters of a blustery snowstorm at New Era Field. Whiteout conditions, especially in the first quarter, have cut down the teams’ playbooks and forced them to abandon typical strategies. The Colts didn’t attempt a single pass until halfway through the second quarter, while the Bills only have five. Both teams have been hesitant to go to the kicking game, with the heavy snow hurting traction, and they called on a few fourth down conversion attempts at the worst of the storm.
It’s been extremely tough to evaluate any players in this weather. The typical play result has been three yards and a cloud of snow. The Colts came close to Buffalo’s end zone in the first quarter, but an Adam Vinatieri field goal attempt flew laughably wide and short. The Bills finally found some room to work at the end of the second quarter. LeSean McCoy strung together consecutive 23 and 25 yard runs, hurdling and weaving around defenders. On 3rd and 8, Nathan Peterman found Kelvin Benjamin for a 21 yard back shoulder throw on the sideline, and on the next play, Benjamin caught an 8 yard fade route for the touchdown.
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