Buffalo 19, Arizona 16

Sunday, October 14, 2012 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, October 14, 2012
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Alberto Riveron
ATTENDANCE: 60385

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Buffalo 9 0 7 0 3 19
Arizona 3 7 3 3 0 16

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 3-3 1-1 2-2 W1
Arizona 4-2 3-1 1-1 L2

Recap


Bills 19, Cardinals 16 (OT):
Jairus Byrd's second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell's 25-yard field goal in overtime as visiting Buffalo joined a four-way tie atop the AFC East. 

The Bills (3-3) failed to score on their first possession in overtime, but backup Arizona quarterback John Skelton underthrew tight end Rob Housler and Byrd picked off the pass and returned it to the Arizona 6 to set up the winning kick.

Arizona's Jay Feely connected on a career-long 61-yard field goal with 1:14 left to tie it at 16 and had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 38-yard attempt hit the left upright. Feely's previous career best was 55 yards. 

Buffalo's defense earned a measure of redemption after two straight embarrassing games. The Bills, who had allowed 97 points in consecutive losses, held the Cardinals to 332 total yards and forced the two turnovers.

Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb left with a rib injury one play before the two-minute warning. Skelton threw a 17-yard completion to Larry Fitzgerald to convert a fourth-and-11 and set up Feely's game-tying field goal. The Cardinals (4-2) have lost two straight after a surprising 4-0 start.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fitzgerald (29 years, 44 days old) went over 10,000 yards receiving, joining Randy Moss (28 years, 314 days) as the only players to reach the mark before age 30.  … Bills RB Fred Jackson surpassed 5,500 yards from scrimmage in his career. He has 5,540. … Fitzgerald has a reception in 123 consecutive games, the longest streak in franchise history.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Buffalo   Arizona
C.J. Spiller Player William Powell
12 Attempts 13
88 Yards 70
7.3 Avg Yards 5.4
1 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 17
Receiving
Buffalo   Arizona
Stevie Johnson Player Larry Fitzgerald
6 Receptions 6
82 Yards 93
13.7 Avg Yards 15.5
0 Touchdowns 1
23 Long 28

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Buffalo 306 165 141 2 1 2 5.0 0
Arizona 332 182 150 1 3 1 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Tennessee. The Bills have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.