Monday, November 26, 2012

Colts give Bills' special teams taste of own medicine


No punt returner in the NFL has been better than Leodis McKelvin this season. But Sunday, he wasn't even the best returner on the field.

That honor went to Indianapolis Colts returner T.Y. Hilton.

We expected McKelvin and the Bills' punt return team, which leads the league in touchdowns and had one two weeks ago against the Miami Dolphins, to be a difference-maker against the Colts. However, Indianapolis gave Buffalo a taste of its own medicine.

Hilton returned a punt for a touchdown early in the first quarter, and the Colts never relinquished the lead in ousting the Bills 20-13. (photo: Matt Britt, Flickr)

"Just stretch-and-cut," Hilton said after the game, via the Bills' media site. "I was able to stretch-and-cut and the guys were able to block."

The Colts had been susceptible to giving up the big punt return this season, but it was the Bills who slipped up Sunday.

“Those things, big plays like that, normally turn games and it certainly turned momentum with that play," Bills coach Chan Gailey said after the game.

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