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The Buffalo Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts 27-14 on Sunday

The Buffalo Bills defeat the Indianapolis Colts in impressive fashion on Sunday.

Rex Ryan became the first Buffalo Bills head coach to win in his NFL kickoff weekend debut. The head coach clearly had the Bills ready to take on one of this year's Super Bowl favorites, the Indianapolis Colts, as the team won comfortably 27-14. Ryan wasn't the only person to impress in his debut with the Bills.

Rookies Ronald Darby and Karlos Williams both made their presence known on the field. Darby recorded an interception on Andrew Luck which led to Buffalo's first touchdown of the game. Williams took his first NFL carry 26 yards for a touchdown and led Buffalo in rushing with 55 yards on six carries. A 9.2 YPC average is impressive.

Two new veteran additions, Tyrod Taylor and Percy Harvin also connected for a 51-yard touchdown pass. Taylor finished the game going 14-of-19 for 195 yards and a touchdown while running for 41 yards on nine carries. The quarterback only made two mistakes all game, fumbling a snap and throwing a dangerous pass to Sammy Watkins in double coverage. Harvin finished with 79 yards on five receptions to lead the Bills. 

Buffalo jumped out to a 24-0 lead and were able to hold the Colts to just 14 points. In addition to scores by Harvin and Williams, Anthony Dixon also added a score on a one yard plunge. Kicker Dan Carpenter chipped in with kicks of 41 and 45 yards.

For the Colts, Luck finished the game 26-of-49 for 243 yards. Luck threw two touchdown passes but also had two interceptions. There were at least a handful of passes that could have gone for interceptions in the first half alone. Buffalo only sacked Luck twice but they put a lot of pressure in his face. His touchdown passes went to Donte Moncrief and Dwayne Allen. His second interception, caught by Aaron Williams, sealed the game for Buffalo. 

T.Y. Hilton led all receivers with 88 yards on seven receptions but he exited the game with an injury. Frank Gore dealt with cramps for the Colts and finished with 31 yards on eight carries.

The Colts (0-1) will take on the Jets (1-0) next week, while the Bills (1-0) will faceoff with the New England Patriots (1-0).


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