Adam Vinatieri and his Colts' blockers cleared snow for a game-tying extra point from 43 yards out, but lost in OT.

The ridiculous amounts of snow in Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts – Buffalo Bills game made things very difficult for the players and announcers, but it didn’t stop Adam Vinatieri from once again coming through in the clutch. The 44-year-old Colts’ kicker (he’ll be 45 later this month) missed two early field goals in the blizzard, but had to try a long-distance extra point in the fourth quarter after Indianapolis scored a touchdown to make it 7-6 pre-convert with 1:16 remaining. The Colts initially went for a two-point conversion and got it,  but that was nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty, which also pushed them back to the 25 and set up a 43-yard extra point attempt for Vinateri. First, he and his blockers cleared off a spot with some frantic sweeping:

Then, he made the kick in spectacular fashion, hooking it inside the uprights:

But it all proved for naught in the end. The Colts stopped the Bills on their first drive, but couldn’t get anything going on their own drive. Buffalo took over again on their own 35 with 2:25 left, and after a couple of short gains, a 34-yard pass from Joe Webb set them up at the Indianapolis 27. LeSean McCoy then took over, rushing for nine yards on first down, getting stopped for a loss of three on second down, but then rumbling up the middle for a 21-yard touchdown on third and four, making plenty of defenders miss in the snow along the way:

So Vinateri’s ridiculous extra point didn’t prove decisive. But hey, it paved the way for another pretty good highlight from McCoy.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.