Colts beat Bills, 20-13


The Indianapolis Colts took a 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Colts (6-4, 4-1 at home) are looking for a win on home turf after taking a beating last weekend in Foxborough from the Patriots. The Bills are 4-6 (2-4 away).

The Colts were the first to score in the first quarter when T.Y. Hilton got the 75-yard punt return. The Bills scored a field goal to make it 7-3 Colts.

In the second quarter, both teams scored field goals, with Adam Vinatieri kicking two for the Colts to bring the score to 13-6.

In the third quarter, Luck connected with Hilton for an eight-yard pass for the touchdown. Vinatieri's kick was good, and the Colts improved their lead to 20-6. It marked the first time a Colts player had both a punt return and a receiving TD in the same game.

The Bills answered with a touchdown of their own in the fourth quarter when Lee Smith caught a one-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rian Lindell's kick was good, and the score tightened up to 20-13 Colts. Despite a late turnover, though, Buffalo would not score again.

Colts QB Andrew Luck has so far passed for 219 yards and threw one interception.

It was a record-breaking day for the Colts' Reggie Wayne.

In front of Sunday's home crowd, Wayne broke the NFL record for most consecutive games with multiple receptions.

Cris Carter held the previous mark of 58. Wayne now has had at least two catches in 59 straight games.


Bills running back Fred Jackson is active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.

Jackson passed a concussion test earlier this week and coach Chan Gailey said then that Jackson would play.

Before kickoff, team officials said C.J. Spiller would get the start in place of Jackson.

Indianapolis will play again without tight end Coby Fleener and cornerback Vontae Davis, each missing their fourth straight games with injuries.

Also inactive for the Colts are nose tackle Josh Chapman, defensive end Clifton Geathers, linebacker Mario Harvey, offensive tackle Tony Hills and tight end Dominique Jones.

Buffalo deactivated defensive end Mark Anderson, cornerback Crezdon Butler, receiver Marcus Easley, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, linebacker Kirk Morrison, offensive tackle Thomas Welch and cornerback Aaron Williams.