All of that bailed out McDermott for a questionable punt decision.
The Colts haven't been a playoff contender for three months.
The loss officially eliminated the Colts from the playoffs, marking the first three-year drought the franchise has had since 1992-94.
Pagano will likely spend most of the plane ride back to Indianapolis second-guessing himself for his playcalling.
A pair of McCoy runs, for 23 and 25 yards, led to an 8-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter from Nathan Peterman to wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, the first score for Benjamin since the Bills acquired him in an October 31 trade. But Adam Vinatieri's 43-yard field goal went wide left, sending the game into overtime. But a storm developing off Lake Erie did a number on Buffalo, and it made for quite a game for the Bills and the Indianapolis Colts. It was mostly an uneventful 15 minutes other than two developments: first, Peterman has had to exit the game after taking a hard hit, and is being evaluated for a head injury. Members of the Colts' staff tried to run on the field to help, but the officials told them they had to get off the field.
That led to the Colts scrambling to settle for a 43-yard point-after attempt into the wind.
The snow started coming down heavy and sticking with less than an hour before kickoff. He had a field goal attempt from the exact same spot at the end of regulation to seal the win, but couldn't convert. Sanchez perfectly poked the ball to have it land at the Bills' 1-yard line.
3 - Benjamin the best pass option, but injured This might prove to be the case in any weather conditions, but on a snowy and windy day in Orchard Park, the Bills chose to target their tallest receiver with the biggest set of hands on the team.