Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wrap-up: Bills 14, Lions 12
By Tim Graham
Wrapping up Buffalo's 14-12 victory against the Lions.
What it means: The Bills no longer are winless. They denied the Lions a two-point conversion in the final seconds to lock up their first victory of the season.
Player of the game: Bills running back Fred Jackson ran 25 times for 133 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive playmakers: The Bills have been starved for big defensive plays, and while they weren't exactly prolific Sunday, the ones they made were timely. Defensive end Dwan Edwards had seven tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. Safety Bryan Scott had seven tackles, including a sack.
Bills stopped the run: The Bills went into the game having allowed 1,426 rushing yards, the NFL's most. They stuffed Lions running backs Jahvid Best (11 carries for 27 yards) and Kevin Smith (five carries for 17 yards).
Best behavior: The Lions outgained the Bills 390-290 and had that ball almost give minutes longer than the Bills. But the Lions also committed 11 penalties for 60 yards. The Bills were flagged four times for 30 yards.
What's next: Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and Cincinnati Bengals receiver Terrell Owens get to face their old teams Sunday, when they meet at Paul Brown Stadium.