Bills and Colts scoreless in the snow

December 10, 2017

The Buffalo Bills are looking to get above .500 today with a win against the 3-9 Indianapolis Colts. It'll be the second time this season that rookie Nathan Peterman starts at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor didn't dress today with a patella tendon contusion in his knee. Joe Webb will serve as the backup quarterback.  

Today's Bills inactives. #INDvsBUF

Nathan Peterman will start at QB.

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 10, 2017

On the Bills first drive, we saw a little Joe Webb, a little Nathan Peterman, and a lot of LeSean McCoy. However, the weather was clearly making it tough to throw the football, stalling the drive at around mid field, after Sean McDermott went for it on 4th down. On the other side, the Colts were able to get some movement on their drive, but Adam Vinateri badly missed a 33 yard field goal. 

The rest of the half was essentailly the same. Both teams wouldn't even attempt to throw the football. Jacoby Brissett's first pass attempt came with only a few minutes left in the 1st half. Peterman finished the half 1 for 5, for 9 yards. Meanwhile, both LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, and Marlon Mack found success in the run game. 

McCoy had the biggest play of the half, hurdling a defender, and taking it for 22 yards. He followed it up with another big run on the next play for 25 yards, and then Nathan Peterman threw a 23 yard back shoulder throw to Kelvin Benjamin to set the Bills up inside the 10 with just 30 seconds to go in the half. 




Buffalo Bills:

Nathan Peteman: 1/2, 9 yards

Joe Webb: 0/1


Indianapolis Colts: 

Jacoby Brissett: 1/2, 11 yards



Buffalo Bills:

LeSean McCoy: 12 carries, 49 yards

Nathan Peterman: 3 carries, 8 yards

Mike Tolbert: 3 carries, 4 yards

Travaris Cadet: 1 carry, 1 yard


Indianapolis Colts:

Frank Gore: 16 carries, 49 yards

Marlon Mack: 4 carries, 22 yards



Buffalo Bills:

Zay Jones:

Kelvin Benjamin: 1 catch, 9 yards

Charles Clay:

LeSean McCoy:

Indianapolis Colts:

T.Y. Hilton: 

Jack Doyle: 

Marlon Mack:

Frank Gore:




Buffalo Bills:

Preston Brown: 4 tackles, 2 TFL

Micah Hyde: 3 tackles

Matt Milano: 3 tackles


Indianapolis Colts:

Matthias Farley: 5 tackles

Grover Stewart: 3 tackles


Total Yards:

Bills: 71
Colts: 86

Passing Yards:

Bills: 9
Colts: 11

Rushing Yards:

Bills: 62
Colts: 75

First Downs:

Bills: 4
Colts: 5


Bills: 0
Colts: 0

Time of Possession: