The Indianapolis Colts host the Buffalo Bills in a significant Week 12 throwdown. The Colts need the win to stay on track for a wild-card berth and the No. 5 seed in the AFC, and the Bills need the win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
From a morale standpoint, the Colts want to stay on their emotional high and give coach Chuck Pagano as many wins as possible. From the Bills' standpoint, Chan Gailey knows he is coaching for his job, and the Buffalo players want to prove they have the players to make a run.
While both teams are banged up and have some injuries to key contributors, both teams desperately need the win to keep their seasons in tact.
Here is a quick statistical breakdown of each team.
|Player||Team||Yards||Yards Per Carry||Touchdowns|
|Player||Team||Receptions||Yards Per Catch||Yards||Touchdowns|
After analyzing the statistics, the two teams are actually pretty evenly matched. The Bills have the superior rusher in C.J. Spiller, but the Colts have the superior wideout in Reggie Wayne.
This battle should be pretty evenly matched, but the game will come down to turnovers and which playmaker has the biggest impact. And it figures to be a toss-up.