INDIANAPOLIS, DEC. 9 -- Andre Reed set a Buffalo record for career touchdown receptions today and the Bills sacked Jeff George five times and intercepted three passes in a 31-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Jim Kelly completed 18 of 26 passes for 261 yards, and Thurman Thomas rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught four passes for another 91 yards for the Bills (11-2), leaders of the AFC East.
Buffalo's victory clinched a third straight playoff berth. But Bills defensive end Bruce Smith, whose four sacks set a Buffalo record with 19 this season, didn't care much.
"Who cares?" he said. "We play the New York Giants next week and, believe me, we're going to have one serious game on our hands."
Buffalo did not allow Indianapolis (5-8) across midfield in the first half and again put constant pressure on George, who suffered a concussion in his pro debut against the Bills in the season opener.
Reed, who had seven catches for 95 yards, scored on passes of 34 and seven yards during a three-minute span in the first quarter. That gave him 37 for his career, breaking the mark he shared with Elbert Dubenion (1960-67).
Buffalo scored on its first two possessions, with Kelly completing seven of his first nine attempts for 92 yards. After Reed's 34-yard reception five minutes into the game, Buffalo got the ball back and scored on Reed's seven-yard touchdown.