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7-6, 2nd in AFC East

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

It's pretty crazy that the 29th-best team in football is still in playoff contention.

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1dDavid Purdum

Snowed under: Colts-Bills total dings Vegas books

The unknown status of injured Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor coupled with a barrage of lake-effect snow wreaked havoc on oddsmakers for Sunday's Colts-Bills game.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Monday that rookie fifth-round pick LB Matt Milano will start next Sunday against Miami over Ramon Humber. Milano also started Sunday's win over the Colts.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor told The Buffalo News after Sunday's win over Indianapolis that he would "absolutely" be healthy enough to play next Sunday against Miami. However, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that it would be "premature" to say Taylor will be ready Sunday and he remains day-to-day because of a bruised knee.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Monday he anticipates wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Zay Jones splitting time moving forward based on game plan. Thompson started Sunday opposite Kelvin Benjamin, playing 85 percent of snaps. Jones, who began as the No. 3/slot receiver, played 61 percent of snaps and saw his role elevated when Benjamin left in the second half twice with a knee injury.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott defended Monday his decision to punt with four minutes in overtime Sunday's win over the Colts, saying, "in this case it worked out and I would do it again."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday what led to him calling a timeout before punting on fourth-and-1 in overtime Sunday against the Colts, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "Just wanting to take our time and think about it, talk about it as a staff, and make sure it was the right thing that we felt good about, that I felt good about. That was a pivotal point in the game, so I wasn't about to rush a decision because I knew how important that decision would be."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he factored playoff scenarios in making decisions during Sunday's game against the Colts, coach Sean McDermott said Monday, "When you're within that game, right, you do. ... I haven't looked [at them] since that time."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday if he is paying attention to playoff scenarios this week, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "No. We're focused on moving forward and the Miami Dolphins. We got a good Miami Dolphins team coming in here that beat this team twice last season. We'll have our work cut out for us and that's what we're moving forward on to, and improving what we do as well."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday about whether he considered playoff implications of a tie in deciding to punt in overtime Sunday against the Colts, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "Those are all part of the variables that I take into consideration. That's all the computation that's going on in my mind, whether it's this situation or another situation. You try to go from big picture to very minute details as quickly as you can in a span of, what, 15 seconds?"

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday how comfortable he would have been tying the Colts, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "When you look at it, you're saying there's three possible results: a tie, a loss or a win. I've been in those situations before, where you want to win the game. Once in Philadelphia and once in Carolina, we ended up with a tie, and that tie ended up helping us later down the road with the season in terms of where we were trying to get to. You'd rather it be a win, and certainly those ties happen sometimes in overtime games."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott on Monday about decision to punt in overtime: "Those are hard situations. Those are challenging situations, decisions that I have to make as a head coach. It worked yesterday."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday it is "too early to tell" about Kelvin Benjamin's right knee, which he aggravated twice in Sunday's win over the Colts. McDermott said Benjamin continues to be evaluated.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Tyrod Taylor (knee) remains day-to-day approaching next Sunday's game against the Dolphins. McDermott also said Nathan Peterman remains in the concussion protocol. If both are healthy, McDermott said Taylor will be the starter.

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McCoy had fun playing in the snow (1:06)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Bills' playoff hopes remain alive after their snow bowl win over the Colts, but Buffalo is still a long shot to reach the postseason.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDemott said Sunday of his decision to punt on fourth-and-1 from the Colts' 41-yard line with 4:13 left in overtime, "Field position. That was big in this game with the conditions the way they were. I felt confident in our defense, [that] if we were able to pin them deep that we would get off the field and get the ball back, which we were able to do."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin said of his injured knee after the game, "I kind of just bent it back, aggravated it a little bit. We'll go check with the docs and see what's going on with it. I'm still walking, so that's a good sign." Benjamin left twice in the fourth quarter after falling hard on his knee trying to catch Joe Webb passes. He limped off both times.

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2dMike Rodak

Bills backup QB Peterman placed in protocol

Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman was placed in concussion protocol after being hit in Sunday's game against the Colts. The Bills turned to Joe Webb to finish the game, as Tyrod Taylor was inactive with a knee injury.

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Do the Bills have a shot at the playoffs? (1:23)

Team Stats

Passing Yards168.131st
Rushing Yards130.16th
Points For18.523rd
Points Against22.316th