The Week 12 matchup between the Buffalo Bills at the Indianapolis Colts featured two teams that are battling for their playoff lives. Coming in to the game, the Colts were 6-4, while the Bills were chasing them at 4-6.
Indianapolis only scored 20 points, but for today, that was enough, as the Colts defense was able to hold the Bills to only 13 points. By defeating Buffalo 20-13, the Colts are now looking better for a playoff spot at 7-4, while the Bills have the faintest of playoff hopes at 4-7.
Buffalo had three extra days of preparation coming off of its Thursday Night Football game last week, but it was Indianapolis that looked like it was better prepared team for this game. It seemed ready for a number of the Bills' favorite plays, constantly forcing Buffalo into 3rd-and-long throughout the game.
The Bills defense played well enough to win, but the offense just wasn't able to keep the chains moving enough or wasn't able to convert enough drives when it got down close to prove that it deserved to win.
It has been 12 years since the Bills made the playoffs. After today's outcome, it is now looking like it will be 13 years.