LeSean McCoy scores walk-off TD to play hero for Bills in wild finish to 'Snow Bowl'

  • The Bills and Colts played in a game dominated by snow on Sunday, with conditions so bad that fans could barely see the field at points.
  • After a wild sequence forced overtime, LeSean McCoy played hero, scoring a walk-off touchdown to seal the game for the Bills.
  • It wasn't the first time McCoy has had success in snowy conditions.

Running back LeSean McCoy played hero for the Bills against the Colts on Sunday, scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime of an absolutely wild, snowy game in Buffalo.

The weather dictated the action for the entire game Sunday. Snow poured down for all four quarters, rendering visibility low for fans and turning the Colts' white uniforms almost invisible.

The Bills carried a 7-0 lead into the final minutes of the game, but Indianapolis was able to tie things up in the final moments when quarterback Jacoby Brissett found tight end Jack Doyle for a touchdown. 

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Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs past Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (52) in a snow storm during the first half at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Shamarko Thomas (29) celebrates in the snow following his teams overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Joe Webb (14) passes the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs with the ball for the game winning touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in overtime at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills fullback Mike Tolbert (35) runs with the ball defended by Indianapolis Colts strong safety Matthias Farley (41) during the third quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs the ball for a touchdown to win the game in overtime against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field. Buffalo beat Indianapolis 13-7 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) rolls out to pass against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Fans look on during the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A stadium worker clears the field during a timeout in the second quarter of the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) misses a field goal during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; The Buffalo Bills run an offensive play in a snow storm against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Frank Gore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Fans cheer during while not wearing shirts during the fourth quarter of a game between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Deonte Thompson #10 of the Buffalo Bills attempts to catch a ball during overtime against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Matthias Farley #41 of the Indianapolis Colts intercepts the ball as Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills attempts to tackle him during overtime on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: A fan yells during the second quarter of a game between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: A Buffalo Bills fan during the third quarter of a game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: A Buffalo Bills fan during the second quarter of a game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Stephen Hauschka #4 of the Buffalo Bills kicks a PAT during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: The Buffalo Bills run to the field before a game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by Margus Hunt #92 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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That's when things went off the rails.

First, the Colts decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. They got the ball in the end zone, but an offensive pass interference call nullified the score and pushed Indianapolis back 10 yards. The Colts decided to put their trust in veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri to hit in the snow and against the wind from 43 yards out.

Indianapolis called timeout before the attempt, giving the team the opportunity to clear out some of the snow and provide space for Vinatieri to kick.

With the spot as clear as the snow would allow, Vinatieri lined up and pushed through one of the ugliest game-tying kicks you'll ever see.

The trajectory of the kick was initially so far off that Bills players began celebrating. But thanks to a combination of wind, spin, and likely a bit of luck, the ball found its way through the uprights, a development that disappointed 60,000-plus shivering fans gathered in Buffalo.

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In overtime, the Bills drove down to the Colts' 40-yard-line and faced a 4th-and-1 with just four minutes left in the extra period. They elected to punt the ball, prompting boos from the home crowd that had supported the team through three hours of chilling football.

But the boos soon turned to cheers. The Buffalo defense forced a three-and-out from the Colts, and the Bills offense got the ball back for one more shot at the end zone. Third-string quarterback Joe Webb came up big after backup Nathan Peterman went down with a concussion, completing a huge third-down pass to keep the final drive alive.

Then, just outside of the red zone, LeSean McCoy cut upfield and split the Colts' defense to score the winning touchdown, sending the crowd home happy.

McCoy finished the game with 156 yards and the game-winning score, and he was responsible for almost half of the Bills' total offense. His success in the snow shouldn't come as a surprise — Shady was also the star of the last "Snow Bowl" in the NFL, rushing for 217 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles in 2013 against the Lions on a snowy day in Philadelphia.

With the win, the Bills move to 7-6 on the season and keep an outside shot at the postseason alive. They have two games against the Dolphins and a trip to New England to play the Patriots left on their schedule.

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