Bills vs. Colts: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info, Game Time and More

Josh Schoch@JoshSchochAnalyst IIINovember 21, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 18:  Andrew Luck #12 and Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts talk on the sideline against the New England Patriots during the game on November 18, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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If at the beginning of the season you said that the game between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts was to have playoff implications, most people would have thought that the Bills were playing well behind their new and improved defensive line.

Not so fast.

Andrew Luck has taken the Colts from the worst team in the league a year ago to two games up in the AFC wild-card race, while the signing of Mario Williams has failed to pay the big dividends the Bills had hoped for.

Now, the 6-4 Colts are trying to move one step closer to a playoff spot, while the 4-6 Bills are trying their best to claw their way back into the playoff picture.

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium

When: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream:

Betting Line: Indianapolis (-3.5), according to 5Dimes

Buffalo Injury Report (via Yahoo! as of Nov. 20, 2012)

 Eric Wood C Probable Knee
 Kyle Williams DT Probable Ankle
 Aaron Williams CB Out Knee
 Mario Williams DE Probable Wrist, knee
 C.J. Spiller RB Probable Shoulder
 Leodis McKelvin CB Probable Groin
 Chris Kelsay DE Out Neck
 Fred Jackson RB Out Concussion
 Marcell Dareus DT Probable Shoulder, hamstring
 Mark Anderson DE Out Knee

Indianapolis Injury Report (via Yahoo! as of Nov. 20, 2012)

 Robert Mathis LB Probable Back
 Winston Justice T Probable Knee
 Donald Brown RB Probable Knee
 Coby Fleener TE Out Shoulder
 Vontae Davis CB Out Knee

What's At Stake?

Playoff implications are at stake, of course.

With a win, the Colts would improve to 7-4 and would remain at least two games ahead of the teams chasing them for the last playoff spot in the AFC.

Are they for real?

On the other hand, a win for the Bills would bring them within a single game of the Colts for that No. 6 seed and would give the team the ever-important tiebreaker.

Either way, this game has playoff implications written all over it. Who could've seen this coming?

Fantasy Plays

Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller

With Fred Jackson ruled out, Buffalo's offense is about to become the C.J. Spiller Show.

Spiller is a very talented running back with home-run potential. He can break off a 70-yard touchdown run at anytime, which makes him special. What's more impressive is that he is also a receiving threat, making him that much more dangerous.

Spiller will be facing the No. 22 rush defense in the league on Sunday, and will surely be getting just about all of the carries for the team. The Colts are ranked No. 25 against fantasy running backs, giving up over 18 points per week and surrendering three rushing touchdowns the last three weeks.

Spiller is the centerpiece of this offense, and I expect a big day from him.

Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck

In general, Buffalo's defense is pitiful, and that is great news for Luck, who ranks No. 7 among fantasy quarterbacks this season, and is averaging nearly 19 points per game in his last three games.

Luck has been on fire, throwing for 994 yards in his last three games. What's more important is that he can run for touchdowns as well, scoring five this season.

The Bills have given up 237 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season, including 154 yards combined to the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

Look for Luck to beat the Bills with both his arm and his legs.

What They Are Saying

According to the Washington Post, "the news is promising" on Fred Jackson's return from a concussion, and the Bills would be thrilled to get him back this week. However, Yahoo! still lists him as "out."

According to the Bills' official Twitter feed, Jackson is on track to return, but nothing has been made official.

Chan Gailey: Fred Jackson is on track to return this week

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 19, 2012

This is going to be the storyline to watch as Sunday nears.

Key Matchup: Andrew Luck vs. Buffalo Defense

Luck has been electric as of late, throwing for nearly 1,000 yards in his last three games, including setting the NFL rookie passing record with 443 yards against the Miami Dolphins.

The Bills have had a long week to prepare for Luck, after playing on Thursday Night Football against those same Dolphins in Week 11.

Coming off a blowout loss to the Patriots, the Colts are looking to rebound, and I expect the team to look to punish Buffalo, and Luck will be a big part of that.


This game comes down to talent, and the Colts are simply the more talented team. Even with a long week, I expect the Bills to lose to the Colts in Indy this week.

Colts 31, Bills 21


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