Just when you thought the Bills’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night in 2007 was bad enough, think again!
With 5:32 left in the 4th quarter, Fred Jackson reeled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Trent Edwards to give the Bills a 24-13 lead. However, New England stormed back with two touchdowns in the final 2:06 of regulation to snatch victory away from the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots failed on both of their two-point conversion attempts, but they were able to prevail with a 25-24 victory over the Bills…the exact same score the Cowboys won by in 2007.
And now Terrell Owens knows what it feels like to be on the short end of a 25-24 Monday Night thriller.
Tom Brady completed 39 of 53 passes for 378 yards, throwing two touchdown strikes to Benjamin Watson in the final 2:06 of regulation. However, Brady threw a pass to Buffalo’s Aaron Schobel, who took it to the house 26 yards for a Buffalo touchdown; the pick-six gave Buffalo a 14-7 lead in the 2nd quarter.
“The interception was a really bad play,” said Brady. “You can’t do that. You learn from them, get focused and concentrate on what you have to do.”
Randy Moss and Wes Welker each caught 12 passes from Brady; Moss recorded 141 receiving yards while Welker recorded just 93.
When Brady connected with Watson with 2:06 left on the clock, the Patriots elected to kick the ball deep to Leodis McKelvin. On the kickoff return, McKelvin fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski. Brady connected with Watson again with 50 seconds left in regulation.
“We have a real competitive locker room, a real competitive team,” Brady added. “When you’re in a situation like we were, it’s when you really have to step it up. It takes every guy on the field to step it up. Hopefully, we will continue to do that.
“Two-minute drives always are fun for a quarterback. Spread it out, the pass rush gets a little tired, you get a feel for the coverage, you just have to be patient. I’m glad it’s over, glad we are moving on, got a win, and we’ll learn from it.” Brady went 12-of-14 passing for 112 yards and two touchdowns in his last two drives of the game; in his first eight drives, he went 27-for-39 for 266 yards and the pick-six.
Buffalo’s Trent Edwards completed 15 of 25 passes for 212 yards, throwing touchdown strikes to Shawn Nelson and Fred Jackson. Bills kicker Rian Lindell added a 40-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter to give Buffalo a 17-10 lead.
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