Football + Snow = Entertaining Football
Simple calculus, I know, but the weather in Buffalo saved Sunday's dreadful Colts-Bills matchup by turning it into a winter wonderland. (It certainly wasn't the play of Jacoby Brissett and Nathan Peterman, that's for sure.) The Bills prevailed in overtime, 13–7, amid plenty of drama, including a ludicrous Adam Vinatieri extra point that sliced sideways through the snow and uprights and a LeSean McCoy touchdown run to win it for Buffalo. But it was the weather that made things special, whether it was snow swallowing players up or giving them a chance to be a snow angel. Check out NFL.com's photos from the game to see for yourself how just a little powder can take a bad game on paper and make it a memorable one.
Okay, but maybe it wasn't fun if you were there
Around the NFL
The Eagles are NFC East champs, but they may be without Carson Wentz for the rest of the season ... Things got absolutely nutty at the end of Jaguars-Seahawks, with fights at the whistle, an ejection, and Seattle defensive end Quinton Jefferson nearly climbing into the stands to fight a fan who threw something at him. We almost got Malice at the Palace, Duval Edition ... Tom Savage suffered a terrifying head injury but was somehow allowed to stay in the game, albeit briefly. The NFL's concussion policy remains a joke ... Eli Manning came back (and even got a standing ovation from fans at the Meadowlands), but it did little good for the awful Giants ... Josh Gordon is officially back and rocking some killer shades ... Shouts to Larry Fitzgerald, now third all-time in career receiving yards in NFL history ... Ryan Shazier Facetimed with his Steelers teammates after Sunday night's win.
Behold the best halftime act you've ever seen
Lovely Lady of the Day
Pamela Burgos is a native of Mexico who was part of this year's SI Swimsuit casting call. A model for the last decade, she's no stranger to this here posing thing. Check out a full gallery of her best shots here, and get to know more about her here.
Area Shriner Shines
Who tells Cam that these outfits work for him?
Alshon Jeffrey's got some hands
Suspended but still active ... sort of
Odds and Ends
The Texans' cheerleading squad got some Olympic spirit thanks to Houston native Simone Biles ... Our own Richard Deitsch has his picks for the year's best journalism ... LeBron did not enjoy watching the winless Browns blow a lead to the Packers ... Kim Jong-un is apparently an Inter Milan fan? ... Jose Mourinho was front and center in a post-match skirmish between Manchester City and Manchester United ... Jerry Jones really is not a fan of Roger Goodell, huh? ... Craig Calcaterra over at NBC's Hardball Talk ranked all 30 MLB managers by attractiveness. The results will make you miss Brad Ausmus ... A former Falcons player officiated the Thursday night New Orleans-Atlanta game that got Sean Payton all hot and bothered.
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Bills fans are at it again
That's one way to try to get warm in a blizzard, I guess.
I thought Big Ballers didn't stand in line?
Looks like these people shouldn't have stayed in that lane.
Roll Special Election?
It's Monday, everyone
Reach for that rainbow.