ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. —Game No. 1 is in the books. And the Colts are flying home with a victory.
The Indianapolis Colts on Saturday evening escaped Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 19-18 win over the host Buffalo Bills in their 2016 preseason opener, erasing an early 9-0 deficit to tie the game going into halftime, and then holding strong at the very end to halt a two-point conversion attempt that would've won the game for the Bills with no time left in regulation.
For the veteran players, Saturday's game was a great opportunity to begin knocking off some rust. But the game was also a huge opportunity for the younger players on the 90-man roster, many of whom were getting their first-ever taste of NFL action.
Here's how the vets and the youngsters reacted to the game's outcome on Twitter: