Buffalo 38, Oakland 35

Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 18, 2011
WHERE: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
TEMPERATURE: 65°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 68191

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Oakland 0 21 0 14 35
Buffalo 0 3 14 21 38

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 1-1 0-0 1-1 L1
Buffalo 2-0 1-0 1-0 W2

Recap


Ryan Fitzpatrick found wide receiver David Nelson all alone in the end zone with 14 seconds left to rally the Buffalo Bills to a thrilling 38-35 win over Oakland at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday.

Bills running back Fred Jackson rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns and Buffalo converted two first downs on the winning drive to move to 2-0 for the first time since 2008, when it started 5-1.

Buffalo scored on every possession in the fourth quarter and erased a 21-3 halftime deficit. The teams traded blows in the second half, combining for 49 total points as the lead changed hands five times in the fourth quarter alone.

Oakland running back Darren McFadden had 72 rushing yards and a touchdown and added seven receptions for 71 yards and another score.

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who passed for four touchdowns last Sunday, posted 264 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Stevie Johnson caught eight balls for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell found rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore for a 50-yard score sandwiched between two defenders to put Oakland ahead with just under four minutes remaining.

Campbell finished with 323 yards passing and two touchdowns while Moore had 146 yards receiving and one TD.

Jackson’s 1-yard run in the opening minute of the fourth quarter gave the Bills their first lead at 24-21. He passed Cookie Gilchrist (3,056 yards) for the No. 7 spot among Bills’ all-time rushing leaders. Thurman Thomas tops the list with 11,938 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Oakland   Buffalo
Darren McFadden Player Fred Jackson
20 Attempts 15
72 Yards 117
3.6 Avg Yards 7.8
1 Touchdowns 2
14 Long 43
Receiving
Oakland   Buffalo
Denarius Moore Player Stevie Johnson
5 Receptions 8
146 Yards 96
29.2 Avg Yards 12.0
1 Touchdowns 1
50 Long 19

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Oakland 454 131 323 5 0 1 1.0 0
Buffalo 481 223 258 5 1 1 0.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against New England . The Bills have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against N.Y. Jets. The Raiders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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