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NFL Capsule: Bills at Colts

NFL Capsule: Bills at Colts

BUFFALO (4-6) At INDIANAPOLIS (6-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 5-5; Indianapolis 6-4

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 35-30-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 22; Colts No.15

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Colts 30-7, Jan. 3, 2010

LAST WEEK - Bills beat Dolphins 19-14; Colts lost to Patriots 59-24

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (23)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (31), PASS (18)

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (14), PASS (8)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (22), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Indianapolis had won six straight against Buffalo before losing at Orchard Park in mean-nothing 2009 season finale, in which already playoff-bound Colts rested Peyton Manning and most other starters for final three quarters. ... Bills 3-2 this season when S Jairus Byrd has a hand in a turnover. Byrd leads team with four interceptions, three forced fumbles and tied for team lead with two fumble recoveries. ... With sack against Miami, DE Mario Williams took over Bills lead with 5 1/2. ... Of Bills' 23 sacks, 17 have come in victories. ... After allowing season-low 184 yards against Miami, Bills defense jumped from 31st to 27th in NFL rankings. Rushing defense moved up one spot despite limiting Dolphins to 60 yards. ... Since start of last season, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick 6-1 when making 29 or fewer pass attempts, and 4-15 when attempting more than 30. ... With 73 TDs, Fitzpatrick five short of passing Jack Kemp for third on team list. ... Bills settled for four field goals in four trips inside Dolphins 20, and have scored eight touchdowns in 22 red-zone drives over past seven games. ... Colts 2-1 against former AFC East rivals since moving to AFC South as part of NFL realignment in 2002. ... Colts have yet to lose two straight this season, and are 4-1 at home. ... QB Andrew Luck coming off fifth 300-yard game to pass Manning and set NFL mark for most by rookie. Luck's 2,965 yards passing most by NFL rookie through 10 games. ... With 1,003 yards receiving, WR Reggie Wayne has passed the 1,000 mark for the eighth time in his career, tying him with Marvin Harrison for most with Colts. No other Colts players have more than one 1,000-yard season. ... Wayne has 938 career catches, three short of passing Art Monk for 12th on NFL list. ... LB Robert Mathis attempting to extend home sack streak to five games.

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With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

The Nationals didn't release terms of the agreement, though a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that it was for $1 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't official at the time.

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Benoit is a right-hander who first reached the big leagues in 2001. 

He has played for eight teams, finishing last year with Pittsburgh.

He has 764 career appearances, going 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves.

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