Bills Win Overtime “Thriller”
Not too many people will say they love going to preseason games. You might see the starters play for a few series then they’re off the field for the rest of the game. Preseason games are all about auditioning players for roster spots and once in a while you just might see a competitive game. Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium just might fit into that category.
The Bills starting offense and defense played well in the first half building a 17-0 lead on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 11 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Easley caught five balls for 51 yards and a score.
Then it was the Jaguars turn. The Jags scored 32 straight points to go ahead 32 to 17 setting the stage for a Bills comeback.
Bruce Hall scored on a 5-yard run, Paul Hubbard scored on a four-yard pass from Tyler Thigpen on a 4th down play in the final minute, then Thigpen and Hubbard connected again for a two-point conversion to send the game to overtime.
Rian Lindell finally ended it with a 40-yard field goal for a 35-32 win.
Coach Chan Gailey says preseason, regular season, it’s always feels good to win
Defensive lineman Kyle Williams commented about the long-term contract extension he signed with the Bills.
General Manager Buddy Nix says Williams deserves the contract extension.
The Bills close out the preseason Thursday night at home against Detroit.