Monday, September 22, 2008

The Bills are Back Baby!

Video shows reaction to Lindell's game winning field goal at McFadden's Sports Bar in NYC... I was there, it was nuts.

The Buffalo Bills won their 3rd straight against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, their first time starting the season 3-0 since 1992.

In a game where sloppy play dominated, the boys in blue regained the composure shown in the first two games in the fourth quarter.

The Bills defense held Oakland to two field goals before Marshawn Lynch scored the Bills first touchdown, diving out of bounds with his hand and ball just sneaking past the pylon. The Raiders answered back with another field goal making the score 9-7 at the half.

Buffalo kicker Ryan Lindell missed a 46 yard field goal attempt on the Bill's first drive of the third quarter. Oakland went three-and-out and the Bills quicklky regained possession.

Edwards was intercepted in a questionable call by the officials when the ball was ripped out of a diving Lee Evans' grasp. The Raiders capitalized and scored a touchdown on a 1 yard run, giving the Raiders their largest lead of the game. 16-7.

Buffalo started deep in their territory on the 4 yard line before marching all the way down the field in a 16 play drive that ate away 8:55 off the clock and finished with another Lynch touchdown, this time plowing through the Oakland defense. 16-14.

On 3rd and long, the Raiders caught a lucky break with a breakaway by Higgins for an 84 yard touchdown. 23-16.

Edwards turned it up and connected to Josh Reed, twice to Lee Evans and the big one to Roscoe Parrish for an 11 yard touchdown reception. Back within two points.

The Buffalo defense shutdown the Oakland offense and had them punting after another three-and-out.

The Bills stormed back onto the field and Lynch ran the ball into Raider's territory and into field goal range for Lindell. The Bills let the clock drain to 3 seconds before calling a timeout and sending Lindell onto the field for a chance at redemption.

Lindell drilled the 38 yard field goal to win the game and redeem himself. They look for their fourth straight win next weekend in St. Louis against the Rams.

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