Bills' 2nd Consecutive OT Win Victimizes Pats

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    K Rian Lindell converted the game-winning time-expiring field goal in the Bills' OT win

    After winning with an opening-drive TD against the Cleveland Browns last week, Buffalo again prevailed in overtime this week. The Bills took the early lead with a field goal in the first quarter, but came away feeling that points were left out on the field. The Patriots came out strong in the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns on their way to a 14-10 halftime lead. The Bills would cut the lead down to 1 with another field goal, before beginning an eventful 4th quarter.
    4TH QUARTER:
    In the 4th, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw his second touchdown pass on the day to Stevie Johnson, putting Buffalo back in the lead with 3 minutes left. The Bills missed the 2-point conversion, making it 19-14. After later failing to kill the clock, New England had a minute and no timeouts to go 80+ yards. After a couple incompletions, Brady eventually found Johnny Knox deep for an 83-yard TD, giving New England a 22-19 lead after a successful 2-point attempt. However, the Bills still had 2 timeouts and some time, and a deep pass to Stevie Johnson on 1-on-1 coverage but the Bills in FG range. Lindell hit his third FG, and the game went into OVERTIME!
    OVERTIME:
    The Bills won the coin toss, but a failed drive led to a punt. New England couldn't respond, and after each team again failed to score on following drives, Buffalo eventually got the ball back still needing a score. The Bills drove down and nudged their way into FG range with a short pass to S. Johnson, who then turned up field to convert a 3rd and long. Rian Lindell would finally put the game to rest, booting in the game-winning FG as time expired in OT. The win puts the Bills at 3-1, a game ahead of Miami and two ahead of the Pats and Jets in the AFC East.

    TOP PERFORMERS:
    BUF QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: 18/29, 338 yards, 2 TD, INT
    BUF RB Fred Jackson: 22 car, 91 yards
    BUF WR Stevie Johnson: 9 rec, 228 yards, 2 TD
    NE QB Tom Brady: 18/28, 411 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT
    NE RB Shane Vereen: 8 car, 24 yards, TD
    NE WR Johnny Knox: 3 rec, 129 yards, TD

    gg John dablakpope, should make for an interesting Round 2 later on in the season. GL til that date
     
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