St. Louis 15, Buffalo 12

Sunday, December 9, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 9, 2012
WHERE: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
TEMPERATURE: 37°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 68109

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 0 0 7 8 15
Buffalo 3 3 6 0 12

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 6-6 4-3 2-3 W3
Buffalo 5-8 3-3 2-5 L1

Recap


Rams 15, Bills 12
: Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds to play and St. Louis rallied for the win in the freezing rain at Buffalo to keep its faint playoff hopes alive.

Ineffective for much of the game, Bradford directed the Rams (6-6-1) on a 14-play, 84-yard scoring drive capped by a pass to Gibson in traffic in the end zone for the winner. Bradford, who finished 19-for-39 for 209 yards with a touchdown and an interception, connected with Chris Givens for the two-point conversion to complete the scoring.

Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 25-for-33 for 247 yards for the Bills (5-8), who led 6-0 at the half on a pair of Rian Lindell field goals.

Steven Jackson gave St. Louis a short-lived 7-6 lead with a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter, the first touchdown the Rams' offense had scored in the past seven quarters. Jackson gained 64 yards on 19 carries.

Buffalo reclaimed the lead on its next possession when Fitzpatrick faked to his back and found tight end Lee Smith all alone in the end zone for a 2-yard score. The Bills failed on the two-point conversion attempt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rams WR Danny Amendola missed his second straight game with a foot injury. Amendola has missed the better part of six games this season but still leads the team in receiving. ... Rams LB Mario Haggan returned from an elbow injury. ... Fitzpatrick tied Jack Kemp for third on the team's all-time list with 77 touchdown passes. ... Bills WR Stevie Johnson had six catches for 71 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Buffalo
Steven Jackson Player C.J. Spiller
19 Attempts 7
64 Yards 37
3.4 Avg Yards 5.3
1 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 13
Receiving
St. Louis   Buffalo
Brandon Gibson Player Scott Chandler
6 Receptions 5
100 Yards 71
16.7 Avg Yards 14.2
1 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 23

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 285 78 207 2 0 1 4.0 1
Buffalo 281 61 220 1 2 1 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play their next game at home against Seattle . The Bills have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Rams have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.