In the Bills 23-20 overtime victory over the Bears in Chicago, there were a number of important plays turned in by players on offense, defense and special teams. There were a handful however, that were 'Wow' worthy. Using NFL Game Rewind available for download at buffalobills.com/gamerewind we've chosen to spotlight the top five.
5. Big Mike gets airborne in overtime
On a 2nd-and-9 from the Bills' 36, Mike Williams on the final drive in overtime gets big air on a seam route to pull in an EJ Manuel pass for a 20-yard gain. Williams went up to snatch the ball and then coiled his body up to take the hit from the safety Chris Conte.
4. Woods climbs the ladder
On a 2nd-and-16 at the Bears' 45 with 5:45 left in regulation, Robert Woods working out of the slot maneuvers his way behind Tim Jennings and EJ Manuel sends a pass to Woods outside shoulder. The pass is high, but Woods climbs the ladder and makes a twirling catch and curls up to protect himself and the ball knowing the safety is on the way. The 25-yard gain picked up a first down, which ultimately led to the go ahead field goal.
3. Mario tosses offensive tackle
With 4:30 left in the first quarter Chicago is facing a 3rd-and-10 at their own 42-yard line. Mario Williams comes off the left side of Buffalo's formation and one-arm tosses Bears right tackle Jordan Mills to his left and swoops in to crack Jay Cutler for a sack and a seven-yard loss. Chicago is forced to punt.
2. Easley's double-body blow tackle
With 13:39 left in the first quarter Buffalo's punt team is lined up on a 4th-and-6 at their own 24. Colton Schmidt launched a 41-yard punt. Gunner Marcus Easley is motoring down the field on the far right side of Buffalo's coverage unit. Easley is shoulder to shoulder with Chicago jammer Demontre Hurst as he closes on punt returner Santonio Holmes.
Easley stays right up on Hurst preventing him from setting his feet to wall off Easley. Buffalo's gunner two-hands Hurst driving him into Holmes a moment after the ball is caught knocking both Hurst and Holmes on their rear ends. Holmes punt return goes for a loss of one yard.
1. Fred's stiff arm
Facing a 2nd-and-5 from the Bears' 39-yard line Jackson gets great blocking up front from Chris Williams and Cordy Glenn as well as receiver Mike Williams and breaks into the secondary. At the 19-yard line he delivers his first stiff arm to safety Chris Conte, but it's his second stiff arm to Conte that knocks him completely off his feet and onto his back. Jackson comes very close to scoring a touchdown, but is ruled out at the one-yard line. The Bills kick the game-winning field goal two plays later.