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7-6, 2nd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin "did a little bit more today than he did yesterday." Benjamin, who was limited Wednesday with a knee injury he aggravated Sunday, declined an interview request by reporters in the locker room after Thursday's practice, saying he had to go to the training room.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott still did not commit Thursday to Tyrod Taylor (knee) being ready to play Sunday against Miami, saying, "We're working that direction. We just got to see. Obviously he's worked more this week than last week, so that's a step in the right direction. I want to come out tomorrow and see how he does tomorrow."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills backup QB Nathan Peterman remains in concussion protocol after Thursday's practice, keeping his status for Sunday in doubt. Bills QB/WR Joe Webb wore a blue jersey in practice Thursday, instead of a red QBs jersey, which indicated the Bills felt good with Tyrod Taylor and Peterman's health at QB.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that RB LeSean McCoy "did some things" in practice Thursday after not doing much in Wednesday's practice. McDermott said the Bills are "trying to be smart" with McCoy, who was listed as limited Wednesday with a knee injury.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills G John Miller is the only player not practicing Thursday. QB/WR Joe Webb has switched from the QBs' red jersey to the offense's blue, indicating the Bills feel comfortable with the health of Tyrod Taylor (knee) and Nathan Peterman (concussion). Both are practicing Thursday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy was limited in practice Wednesday with a knee injury. QB Tyrod Taylor was a full participant with his knee injury. Nathan Peterman was limited as he remains in concussion protocol.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will be limited in practice Wednesday with a knee injury. Benjamin twice left Sunday's game against the Colts after aggravating a right knee injury that kept him out two games.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday that QB Tyrod Taylor will receive most of the reps in practice Wednesday as returns from a bruised knee. McDermott said when healthy, Taylor will be the starter, but did not yet commit to him being ready to play Sunday against Miami. Backup Nathan Peterman remains in the concussion protocol but will practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

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It's pretty crazy that the 29th-best team in football is still in playoff contention.

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Snowed under: Colts-Bills total dings Vegas books

The unknown status of injured Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor coupled with a barrage of lake-effect snow wreaked havoc on oddsmakers for Sunday's Colts-Bills game.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Monday that rookie fifth-round pick LB Matt Milano will start next Sunday against Miami over Ramon Humber. Milano also started Sunday's win over the Colts.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor told The Buffalo News after Sunday's win over Indianapolis that he would "absolutely" be healthy enough to play next Sunday against Miami. However, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that it would be "premature" to say Taylor will be ready Sunday and he remains day-to-day because of a bruised knee.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Monday he anticipates wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Zay Jones splitting time moving forward based on game plan. Thompson started Sunday opposite Kelvin Benjamin, playing 85 percent of snaps. Jones, who began as the No. 3/slot receiver, played 61 percent of snaps and saw his role elevated when Benjamin left in the second half twice with a knee injury.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott defended Monday his decision to punt with four minutes in overtime Sunday's win over the Colts, saying, "in this case it worked out and I would do it again."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday what led to him calling a timeout before punting on fourth-and-1 in overtime Sunday against the Colts, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "Just wanting to take our time and think about it, talk about it as a staff, and make sure it was the right thing that we felt good about, that I felt good about. That was a pivotal point in the game, so I wasn't about to rush a decision because I knew how important that decision would be."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he factored playoff scenarios in making decisions during Sunday's game against the Colts, coach Sean McDermott said Monday, "When you're within that game, right, you do. ... I haven't looked [at them] since that time."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday if he is paying attention to playoff scenarios this week, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "No. We're focused on moving forward and the Miami Dolphins. We got a good Miami Dolphins team coming in here that beat this team twice last season. We'll have our work cut out for us and that's what we're moving forward on to, and improving what we do as well."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday about whether he considered playoff implications of a tie in deciding to punt in overtime Sunday against the Colts, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "Those are all part of the variables that I take into consideration. That's all the computation that's going on in my mind, whether it's this situation or another situation. You try to go from big picture to very minute details as quickly as you can in a span of, what, 15 seconds?"

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday how comfortable he would have been tying the Colts, Bills coach Sean McDermott said, "When you look at it, you're saying there's three possible results: a tie, a loss or a win. I've been in those situations before, where you want to win the game. Once in Philadelphia and once in Carolina, we ended up with a tie, and that tie ended up helping us later down the road with the season in terms of where we were trying to get to. You'd rather it be a win, and certainly those ties happen sometimes in overtime games."

Team Stats

Passing Yards168.131st
Rushing Yards130.16th
Points For18.523rd
Points Against22.316th