Bills fall to 7-6, hanging on to playoff status
TAMPA BAY, FL (WHEC) — Tampa Bay and Buffalo flipped 24-3 runs, but the Bucs struck last in overtime.
A Leonard Fournette 47-yard touchdown to put the Buccaneers up 7-0 brought back memories to Damien Harris’ 64-yard scamper the previous Monday night.
Things got even more out of control as Tom Brady passed for over 200 first half yards and put Tampa Bay ahead at the half, 24-3.
But Josh Allen showed resilience, mounting an impressive 24-3 comeback run of his own. It started with a 18-yard touchdown run halfway through the third quarter. Allen continued to utilize his legs, going for over 100 yards on the ground. He passed for 308 yards, proving his status as an elite duel-threat quarterback.
"There’s no other guy I’d rather have lead us in a game," said Bills tight end Dawson Knox.
The Bills run ended short of a complete comeback, as the game went into overtime and Buffalo’s opening drive ended in a punt. A few questionable calls later and Tom Brady found Breshad Perriman for a game winning touchdown.
The Bills now sit at 7-6 and in seventh place in the AFC East. That’s still good for the playoffs at the moment, but Buffalo’s certainly cutting it close with just four games left on the schedule.
Next week, they’re back at home in Orchard Park against the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m.