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Bills, Giants, Lions rally for late victories

09-27-2011 09:27 BJT

Rian Lindell booted a game-winning 28-yard field goal as the clock expired, allowing Buffalo to snap a run of 15 straight losses to New England as the Bills beat the Patriots 34- 31 Monday.

Brian Moorman (No.8) of the Buffalo Bills
celebrates with Rian Lindell after he kicked
the game winning field goal. Photo: AFP

It was a stunning rally by the Bills after they fell behind 21-0 in the second quarter.

"It's the biggest win of my career. I can't think of any bigger," Bills linebacker Chris Kelsay said. "To beat these guys at home, in front of our fans, with the way they're behind us despite being down early, it's huge. I'll never forget it."

It was the third-longest losing streak against one opponent in NFL history but Ryan Fitzpatrick went 27-of-40 for 369 yards with two touchdowns as Buffalo beat its AFC East rival for the first time since the 2003 opener.

New England quarterback Tom Brady was 30-of-45 for 386 yards and four touchdowns. Brady was also intercepted four times.

Philadelphia's Michael Vick's week went from bad to worse. Still reeling from a concussion he suffered in week two, Vick broke his right hand in a 29-16 loss to the New York Giants.

He left the field in the final quarter after helping the Eagles overcome a 14-0 first quarter deficit to take a 16-14 lead.

It is the second consecutive week he has left a game with his team in front only to have the Eagles lose. Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz for the Giants.

Vick will have a bone scan today. "I don't know anything right now except my hand is broken," he said, complaining about the officiating. "I felt I got hit late. No flag. At some point something catastrophic is gonna happen."

In Chicago, Aaron Rodgers tossed for 297 yards and three touchdowns to Jermichael Finley, and Green Bay shut down the Chicago Bears in a 27-17 win.

The last time the two teams played it was in last season's NFC final at Soldier Field.

Rodgers led the offence by completing 28 of 38 passes.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes to rally Detroit from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Lions to a 26-23 win in Minnesota.

Calvin Johnson had seven catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions, who are 3-0 for the first time in 31 years. Adrian Peterson rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown for the winless Vikings.

 

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Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Global Times

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