NFL Game Summary - Buffalo at NY Giants|
(Sunday, October 16th)
Final Score: NY Giants 27, Buffalo 24
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Lawrence Tynes kicked a 23-yard field
goal with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the New York Giants to
a 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Ahmad Bradshaw ran for three one-yard touchdowns as the Giants (4-2) recorded
their first home win over the Bills since December 6, 1970.
Bradshaw finished with 104 yards on 26 carries, while New York quarterback Eli
Manning threw for 292 yards on 21-of-32 efficiency.
"We did an outstanding job of taking care of the ball today and I thought Eli
did a superb job of that," said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. "He threw the
ball away when it wasn't there and that was a huge message and, of course, the
toughness issue. They had 155 yards rushing but 80 (yards) on one."
Ryan Fitzpatrick had 244 yards through the air and two touchdowns on 21-of-30
passing for Buffalo (4-2), but was picked off twice by Corey Webster.
"One of the hardest parts about playing quarterback is when you don't get the
job done and today I didn't get the job done," said Fitzpatrick. "You know the
two interceptions I threw, you couldn't ask for a better coverage, couldn't
ask for a better play, couldn't ask for a better route."
The Bills tied the game at 24-24 when Fitzpatrick hit Stevie Johnson for a
nine-yard scoring strike with just under nine minutes to play.
Fitzpatrick was intercepted by Webster at the New York four-yard line on
Buffalo's next possession. The Giants moved the ball down the field and were
facing a 3rd-and-6 from the Buffalo 22. Manning's throw to Hakeem Nicks was
off the mark, but Bills cornerback Drayton Florence was flagged for pass
interference for the second time on the drive.
Bradshaw was stopped short of the goal line on the next play. He then lost
four yards before Leodis McKelvin knocked down Manning's pass. Tynes' kick put
New York ahead, and Buffalo's final series ended with a turnover on downs.
Down 7-0 after Bradshaw's first trip to the end zone, the Bills quickly pulled
even when Fred Jackson went up the middle and set a personal best with an 80-
yard TD run on the first play of the ensuing drive.
"The offensive line did a great job," Jackson said. "They did a great job
sorting things out (and) letting me go one-on-one with a safety and making him
miss. And it was pay dirt from there."
Fitzpatrick and Naaman Roosevelt then hooked up for a 60-yard touchdown with
24 seconds left in the first quarter.
After Tynes drilled a 26-yarder, Manning hit Nicks down the left sideline for
a 60-yard gain. Two plays later, Bradshaw reached across the goal line to give
the Giants a 17-14 lead.
Rian Lindell's 200th field goal as a Bill -- a 49-yarder -- tied the game at
The Giants retook the lead in the third quarter when Bradshaw leaped over a
New York then was unable to score any points after a Fitzpatrick interception,
as Buffalo's Alex Carrington blocked Tynes' 50-yard attempt.
Jackson, who gained 121 yards on 16 carries, has a rushing TD in five
straight games, the longest Bills streak since Robb Riddick's six-game run in
1988...Johnson has at least one reception in 22 consecutive games...Running
back Brandon Jacobs (knee), guard Chris Snee (concussion) and defensive end
Justin Tuck (groin, neck) missed the game for New York, while the Bills were
without linebacker Shawne Merriman because of an Achilles tendon injury.
10/16 17:53:54 ET