Bills-Colts Blizzard Game Could Cost Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri $500000 Bonus

Bills-Colts Blizzard Game Could Cost Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri $500000 Bonus

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri had the game on his foot in a blizzard on Sunday and couldn't get it done.

Officials working the game in Buffalo quickly sent the Colts' personnel off the field.

Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins are visiting the Buffalo Bills on Sunday with both teams still clinging to the dream of a playoff berth. The last time they met dates back to Week 16 of last season, when the Dolphins defeated the Bills in overtime by a final score of 34-31 in Orchard Park. Running back LeSean McCoy was the main reason the Bills got the win, as he rushed for 156 yards on 32 carries, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

Having already persevered through a major roster purge and persistent questions at quarterback, the Bills now showed they're capable of braving the arctic elements to remain firmly in a convoluted playoff picture. The Dolphins come in riding a 2-game win streak, but are just 3-5 against the Bills in their past eight meetings.

Vinatieri still has time to get back above the threshold, but should he fall just short, it will be tough not to point to this game as the one that cost him his bonus. The Buffalo offense hasn't exactly been exciting these past few weeks.

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"I'm not a big stats guy. I don't think much has changed over the years".

The Bills are still technically in the hunt for the postseason, although they had to overcome a questionable punt on fourth down in overtime, and needed the Colts to commit a penalty on their two-point conversion in regulation, to win the game. It is unclear who will be behind center for the Bills with Tyrod Taylor suffering from a knee injury and Nathan Peterman in the concussion protocol. The fifth-year player out of Iowa leads the team in interceptions with five, which is good enough for third-best (tie) in the NFL.

"When healthy, Tyrod will be our starter", McDermott said once again. Joe Webb replaced him.

In the end it doesn't matter, since the Bills will find a way to lose, most likely in frustrating fashion, and crush their loyal-to-a-fault fans' delusions of ending the longest postseason drought in professional sports.

The 107th clash between Miami and Buffalo is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET and it will be broadcast live on CBS.

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