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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bills Hang on Late to Grab Their First Win of the Season

There will be no winless teams in the NFL this season.  That can only mean one thing — the Buffalo Bills have finally done it.  Ryan Fitzpatrick and company defeated Shaun Hill and the Lions 14-12 on Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.  Naturally, the Bills made it as interesting as possible.

Buffalo took a 14-3 lead into the fourth quarter before Hill led drives that ended in a field goal and a 20-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson.  The touchdown to Johnson came with 14 seconds remaining in the game, meaning the Lions were forced to go for two and the tie.  I’m sure Bills fans fully expected the Lions to convert the two-point attempt and win the game in overtime, but Buffalo shocked the world by hanging on for the victory.

The Bills had lost each of their previous three games by three points, so they’re obviously starting to do something right.  They’re still only 1-8, but I’m sure the Lions can relate to the feeling of getting the monkey off their backs so they can try to have a little fun the rest of the way.  Buffalo can now focus on developing its young players and putting themselves in a better situation for next year.  Who am I kidding?  Their situation still stinks pretty badly.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll

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