The Colts rookie class continued to shine Sunday as T.Y. Hilton contributed two touchdowns in Indianapolis' 20-13 win over Buffalo.
With both offenses looking pretty lost in the first quarter, Hilton brought Shawn Powell's punt to the house to give the Colts' their first punt return touchdown since 2009. Indianapolis refused to give up the lead from there as the Bills were never able to cut the deficit to less than four.
QB Andrew Luck was fortunate a fellow first-year player decided to step up, because he didn't have his sharpest game as a pro (20-for-37, 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception). The run game didn't help much either as Vick Ballard and Donald Brown combined for 67 yards on 23 carries.
The Bills had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth when Tom Zbikowski fumbled an interception, but Buffalo ultimately elected to punt after getting stranded with a fourth-and-eight on their own 49-yard line. The Bills would not get the ball back from there, though, since the Colts were able to successfully run off the final 3:22 and secure the win.
Fantasy studs/duds: Hilton avoided an injury scare to have a historic day for Indianapolis as he became the first Colt to register a punt return TD and receiving TD in the same game. Reggie Wayne and Stevie Johnson each also had 100 yard games even though neither quarterback exactly excelled. As for the dud award, Chan Gailey seems like a deserving candidate after only giving C.J. Spiller 14 carries even though he was averaging 7.6 yards a tote.
Did they Cover? The Colts took care of business as two-point favorites.
Injury info: Hilton suffered a head injury early in the second quarter, but apparently it looked scarier than it actually was as he was able to return to the game. Safety Tom Zbikowski wasn't as fortunate, though, after a shin injury forced him out after he fumbled a Ryan Fitzpatrick interception.
Up next: The Colts will look to continue their unlikely wild card run when they head to Detroit. The Bills have a prime opportunity to rebound against the Jacksonville Jaguars at home.