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Bills stage comeback, but Jags score last for win


Location:Wembley Stadium, London, England

Overall records:Buffalo (3-3), Jacksonville (1-5)

In a Nutshell:Buffalo put themselves in a deep first half hole as three first half turnovers led to 20 points for the Jaguars staking them to a 27-3 second quarter lead. The Bills battled back and were able to re-take the lead when Corey Graham returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown with six and a half minutes remaining.

But Jacksonville was able to come up with an answer as Allen Hurns scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:16 left and Buffalo turned it over on downs on the ensuing possession and lost 34-31 to drop to 3-4 on the season.

For Buffalo it was the first time they suffered back-to-back losses this season.


How it went down: **--The Bills got on the board first when Dan Carpenter put a 31-yard attempt up and through midway through the first quarter (3-0).

--Jacksonville capped a 73-yard drive when Blake Bortles beat the blitz on a 2nd-and-9 from the 10-yard line and hitting Allen Robinson on a slant for the touchdown (7-3).

--EJ Manuel was sacked on a blitz and fumbled. The loose ball was recovered by Jaguars DE Chris Clemons, who dove into the end zone for a touchdown (14-3) early in the second quarter.

--Jacksonville would build on their lead via the turnover when Jaguars LB Telvin Smith jumped in front of a pass intended for Robert Woods for an interception and returned it 26 yards for a score (21-3).

--The Jaguars would then capitalize on EJ Manuel's second interception when T.J. Yeldon bounced a run outside for a 27-yard touchdown run, though Jason Myers missed the extra point (27-3).

--Buffalo finally found the end zone as Manuel hit Robert Woods on  16-yard fade pass for a touchdown with three minutes left in the half to finish a 12-play 85-yard drive (27-10).

--The Bills added a 38-yard field goal just before the half to make it a two score game at the break (27-13).

--Dan Carpenter cut into the Jaguars lead further with a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to wrap up a 14-play 91-yard drive (27-16).

--After the defense forced three straight three-and-outs, EJ Manuel hit Marcus Easley down the right sideline with a 58-yard bomb for a touchdown. LeSean McCoy made good on a two-point conversion to make it a three-point game (27-24).

--The defense completed the comeback when Corey Graham intercepted a Blake Bortles pass intended for Allen Robinson and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown (31-27).

--Jacksonville scored an unlikely touchdown on the heels of a pass interference call when Allen Hurns laid out for a 31-yard grab in the front left corner of the end zone to reclaim the lead (34-31) with just over two minutes remaining.


Subplots: **In EJ Manuel's second consecutive start he had a supremely difficult second quarter. He had a direct hand in 20 Jaguars points with a fumble on a sack that was returned for a score along with a pair of interceptions that resulted in Jacksonville touchdowns. He came back to throw two touchdowns in a comeback effort. He finished the day 24-42 for 298 yards with a passer rating of 75.3.

Buffalo had a big goal line stand midway through the third quarter. The Bills stopped Jacksonville on four straight rushing attempts from the two-yard line or closer forcing a turnover on downs. Nigel Bradham, Preston Brown, Alex Carrington and Bacarri Rambo were credited with being in first on each of the four stops.

The Bills defense forced four consecutive three-and-outs in the fourth quarter and a total of seven for the game.

LeSean McCoy had 17 carries for 68 yards and a two-point conversion.

Inactives:QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Percy Harvin, WR Sammy Watkins, RB Karlos Williams, DT Kyle Williams, OT Seantrel Henderson, G John Miller.

Up next:The Bills have a bye in Week 8 before returning in Week 9 to host the Miami Dolphins.

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