Buffalo Bills Knock Off the Colts in the Season Opener
The Buffalo Bills used an efficient offense and a solid defense to open the season with a 27-14 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. The Bills opened the scoring with a 51-yard Tyrod Taylor to Percy Harvin touchdown pass. Dan Carpenter added a 41-yard field goal and Karlos Williams ran 26 yards for another score as the Bills led 17-0 at the half.
Boobie Dixon's 1-yard touchdown run on the Bills first drive of the second half upped the score to 24-0 and it was just a matter of killing the clock from there. Andrew Luck led the Colts on a pair of long drives with touchdown passes to Donte Moncrief and Dwayne Allen but the Colts came up well short.
Turns out Taylor wasn't the starting quarterback. The Bills trotted out Matt Cassell to take the opening snap while Taylor lined up as a receiver, but the play resulted in a 6-yard loss. Taylor took over from there and finished 14 of 19 for 195 yards with no sacks and no interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 41 yards.
Meanwhile the Bills defense sacked Andrew Luck twice and Ronald Darby and Aaron Williams picked off a pair of passes. The Bills holding the Colts to 304 yards in offense while the Bills generated 342 yards.
In a surprise move at halftime, the Bills made two-time coach Lou Saban the latest addition to their Wall of Fame. Saban led the Bills to back to back AFL championships in 1964 and 1965. Saban becomes the 30th member of the Wilson Stadium Hall of Fame.
The Bills remain at home to host the New England Patriots next week.