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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bills Kick Winless Colts 9-6

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- The Indianapolis Colts managed to keep the Buffalo Bills out of the end zone for the entire game but still remained winless, falling to 0-7 after a 9-6 loss in only the second game in National Football League history without a touchdown or a turnover.


Steve Christie's 27-yard field goal as time expired snapped a 6-6 deadlock, giving Buffalo (4-3) the victory.


Christie, who earlier in the fourth quarter missed a 38-yard attempt that would have given Buffalo a 9-3 lead, capped a 13-play, 69-yard drive by splitting the uprights after the Bills' final march toward the end zone stalled.


Christie also nailed field goals of 22 and 47 yards that put Buffalo in front 6-0 at halftime.


Cary Blanchard kicked a pair of second-half field goals for Indianapolis, including a 32-yarder that tied the game 6-6 with 6:12 left.


The Colts are off to their worst start since beginning the 1991 season with nine consecutive losses.


Bills' All-Pro defensive end Bruce Smith said the Colts proved stiffer competition than they expected.


"They have character, they went down fighting," Smith said.


The lackluster contest did feature one momentous moment as veteran Bills wide receiver Andre Reed caught a seven-yard pass from Todd Collins in the second quarter to become only the fourth player in NFL history to compile 800 receptions.


Only Jerry Rice (1,054), Art Monk (940) and Steve Largent (819) are ahead of Reed on the NFL all-time reception list.