Buffalo Bills Win Second Straight Game, Defeat Jaguars 28 to 21.
Coming off an impressive win on the road last week, the Bills were back at home against the Jaguars. Buffalo received some great news this week, with the announcement of the return of wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Despite the Jaguars 2-8 record, this is a very talented team and not an easy win on paper.
The Jaguars marched down the field on their opening drive. It appeared the Bills stopped them on third down, but a defensive penalty gave the Jaguars another chance to score. Running back Chris Ivory scored on a 2-yard run to give the Jaguars a 7-0 lead. Buffalo was unable to do anything on their first drive and for most of the 1st quarter.
The second quarter continued more of the same for the Bills. Multiple sacks and negative running plays had the Bills unable to do much to start the game. They also lost cornerback Ronald Darby for the game with a concussion. This was an uneventful quarter. The Bills defense struggled and gave up 99 yards rushing in the first half. With 26 seconds left in the half, LeSean McCoy scored on a 7-yard touchdown run to make the score 7-6 going into the half. Dan Carpenter missed the extra point.
On the first play of the 3rd quarter, LeSean McCoy scored on a 75-yard touchdown run to give the Bills a 13-7 lead. Jacksonville answered back by moving down the field and scoring on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marqise Lee take a 14-13 lead. On the Bills next possession, Tyrod Taylor hit Sammy Watkins with a 62-yard pass to move to the red zone. On the next play, Tyrod Taylor ran it in for a 7-yard touchdown run to give the Bills a 20-14 lead to end the 3rd quarter.
Jacksonville started the 4th quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bortles to Allen Hurns to give the Jaguars a 21-20 lead. Buffalo answered back by scoring on a 16-yard pass to Justin Hunter. LeSean McCoy scored on a two-point conversion to give the Bills a 28-21 lead. Late in the 4th quarter the Bills defense stepped up and stopped Jacksonville on a 4th down. That defensive stop gave them the game.
The Bills are starting to get healthy on defense. With the return of Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin, the Bills should be a very entertaining team to watch in the final stretch of the season.
Can the Bills make a playoff push? What do you think Bills fans?