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                   === Hilton helps Colts slip past Bills ===
 
 Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 75 yards for a
 score and caught a touchdown pass from fellow rookie Andrew Luck, sparking the
 Indianapolis Colts to a 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills at Lucas Oil Stadium.
 
 The  Colts (7-4)  rebounded  nicely  from last  week's  humbling  loss to  the
 high-powered  New  England Patriots. The  59-24 dismantling halted their four-
 game  winning streak, but just as they have done all season, the Colts quickly
 got back on track.
 
 Luck had 240 yards on 20-of-37 passing with one interception for Indianapolis,
 which has yet to lose two straight games this season.
 
 "I  think that was a team victory right there, all phases," said Colts interim
 coach  Bruce Arians. "Our special teams were huge, I thought they won the game
 for  us. Not  only with the return  for the touchdown, but field position they
 created and how well they covered."
 
 Ryan  Fitzpatrick completed 17-of-33 passes for 180 yards for the Bills (4-7),
 who have dropped four of five.
 
 Buffalo  made  things interesting in the  fourth quarter, but its rally from a
 14-point deficit fell short.
 
 Bills  running back  C.J. Spiller ran for  totals of 41 and six yards to close
 out  the third quarter. Fitzpatrick hit Stevie Johnson for 14 yards and Donald
 Jones  for  12 before Lee  Smith hauled in a  1-yard touchdown pass with 11:30
 remaining.
 
 Fitzpatrick threw an interception on the next drive, but Johnson, his intended
 target,  bailed  him out  by stripping  the ball  from Indianapolis safety Tom
 Zbikowski and recovering the fumble at the Buffalo 47-yard line.
 
 Johnson's  hustle  went for  naught as  Buffalo punted  after gaining only two
 yards.
 
 The  Colts were pinned  at their own five but managed to run out the remaining
 3:22. Buffalo defensive back Stephon Gilmore was flagged for pass interference
 on third down inside of two minutes, sealing the win for Indianapolis.
 
 "We  had some  opportunities and we didn't take advantage of the opportunities
 when we got them," said Bills coach Chan Gailey.
 
 Buffalo  was forced  to  go  three-and-out on  its  first  drive and  Hilton's
 electrifying return gave Indianapolis an early lead.
 
 If  not for an offside penalty, the Bills once again would have punted without
 moving the chains after Fitzpatrick's failed third-down pass. Dwight Freeney's
 infraction kept the possession alive, and Buffalo reached enemy territory when
 a  quick  screen to  T.J. Graham  on 3rd-and-10 netted  24 yards. Rian Lindell
 eventually kicked a 33-yard field goal to put the Bills on the board.
 
 Early in the second quarter, Hilton appeared to fumble near midfield on a punt
 return.  The Florida International product got spun around and Buffalo's Nigel
 Bradham  dislodged  the ball with a  vicious hit to  the back of the head. The
 Bills  recovered the  ball, but the play was reversed when video showed Hilton
 had possession when his buttocks hit the ground.
 
 Buffalo  defensive back Justin Rogers wound up picking off a deflected pass on
 the  second play  of the subsequent drive. The Bills were unable to capitalize
 on the turnover as a third-down sack pushed them out of field goal range.
 
 Adam Vinatieri then connected on a 25-yard field goal, capping a 12-play trek.
 
 On the first play of the next Buffalo drive, Fitzpatrick hit Johnson in stride
 along the right sideline for 63 yards, and Lindell nailed a 31-yarder.
 
 After  the teams exchanged punts, Indianapolis got the ball back at its own 49
 with  32 seconds remaining in the first half. The Colts were helped along by a
 pass  interference penalty and Luck spiked the ball with one second left after
 Reggie  Wayne  was stopped  short of  the goal line.  Vinatieri made a 19-yard
 field goal for a 13-6 lead at halftime.
 
 Luck  hooked  up with  Hilton for an  8-yard touchdown to  account for all the
 scoring in the third quarter.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Luck  joined Peyton  Manning as the only Colts quarterbacks to throw for 3,000
 yards  in his rookie  season ... Luck tied Sam Bradford for the most wins by a
 rookie  quarterback  drafted No.  1 overall  ... Wayne had  102 yards on eight
 receptions  ...Johnson caught six passes for 106 yards ... Spiller carried the
 ball  14 times for 107 yards ... The Bills made their first-ever trip to Lucas
 Oil Stadium.
 
 
 11/25 17:44:40 ET

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