Final

Bills 15

(3-7, 2-4 away)

Jaguars 18

(6-4, 4-1 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, November 22, 2009

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL 

1 2 3 4 T
BUF 6 3 6 015
JAX 3 7 0 818

Top Performers

Passing: R. Fitzpatrick (BUF) - 297 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Jones-Drew (JAX) - 25 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Owens (BUF) - 9 REC, 197 YDS, 1 TD

Owens has 197 yards receiving but Bills fall to Jags

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- David Garrard had just three game-winning drives in his first 58 career starts.

Now, he has two in the last two weeks.

Garrard threw a touchdown pass to Mike Sims-Walker with 56 seconds remaining and Jacksonville beat the Buffalo Bills 18-15 Sunday, spoiling Perry Fewell's debut as interim coach and giving the Jaguars their first three-game winning streak in nearly two years.

Garrard Pays Off the Bills

David Garrard struggled in the first three quarters against the Bills before leading the Jaguars to the winning touchdown with 56 seconds left in the game.

David Garrard By Quarter
1st-3rd 4th
Comp-att 13-21 8-9
Yards 102 113
TD-Int 0-1 1-0
Passer rtg 54.1 155.8

-- ESPN Stats and Information

"It's just something that continues to give this team, this offense, confidence," Garrard said. "You're not going to get it every time, but when you do, you've got to relish it, learn from it and understand what it's like to be in that moment."

The Bills (3-7) bottled up Maurice Jones-Drew, pressured Garrard and managed 300 yards of offense for the first time in two months. But Garrard directed a 68-yard scoring drive when it mattered for the Jaguars (6-4). He managed a similar come-from-behind effort last week against the Jets.

Garrard completed 21 of 30 passes for 215 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked twice, but nearly perfect on the final drive.

"Any given play, we can make it happen," Garrard said. "Guys know when we get in that situation it's not a loss. It's an opportunity for us to go make the plays to get the win. When I walk into that huddle, you can see it in everybody's eyes. Nobody has that glassy-eyed look. Everybody's focused and ready to roll."

Fast Facts

• The Jaguars won their third straight game for their longest win streak since Week 14-16 of 2007.

• Mike Sims-Walker caught the winning score and extended his streak with a receiving touchdown to three straight games.

• Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 66 yards with a touchdown. He has a TD in five straight games (eight TDs in that span).

• Terrell Owens caught a 98-yard receiving TD from Ryan Fitzpatrick, the longest receiving touchdown in Bills history. He finished with 197 receiving yards, the third-highest single-game total of his career.

• Rapid Reaction

-- ESPN Stats & Information

Terrell Owens caught nine passes for 197 yards, including a team-record 98-yarder for a score. It was his best outing with the Bills, who have lost three straight and six of eight.

Sims-Walker asked Owens for his jersey after the game. Owens obliged, pulling it off and graciously handing it over with a smile near midfield.

"Might show I'm washed up," Owens joked. "I take it as a compliment that I can still play this game."

Buffalo looked as though it would pull off an upset after a tumultuous week that started with sideline bickering at Tennessee and continued with the firing of coach Dick Jauron two days later.

Ryan Fitzpatrick hooked up with Owens for the longest play in Bills history, putting Buffalo ahead 15-10 early in the third. Owens beat Tyron Brackenridge, who was filling in for injured starter Rashean Mathis, and high-stepped the last 20 yards into the end zone.

Owens emphatically dunked the ball over the goal post following his second TD catch of the season. But it was the last bit of celebration Buffalo's offense mustered.

"All for nothing when you don't get the win," Owens said. "I'm glad for the opportunity to make big plays, what I've always wanted to do. We came up short."

The Bills botched the extra-point attempt, then got the ball back when Garrard scrambled out of the pocket and fumbled. But they couldn't do anything against Jacksonville's blitzing defense.

Garrard made amends for his mistake, taking possession with 6:12 remaining, completing four consecutive passes and moving the Jaguars to the 12-yard line. Jones-Drew took over from there, running five times but coming up short on second-and-goal from the 1. Facing third down, Garrard dropped back and floated a pass to Sims-Walker in the corner of the end zone.

Garrard also ran for the 2-point conversion.

"We never doubted David at all," said Sims-Walker, who caught eight passes for 91 yards. "David has confidence and we have confidence in him. That'll never change, no matter if he throws five, six picks in a game."

Fitzpatrick threw for 297 yards. He moved the Bills into Jacksonville territory in the closing seconds, but his fourth-down pass to Owens was tipped and then picked off by Anthony Smith.

"Emotional week for all of us and this was an emotional loss for us," Fewell said. "I thought our guys fought their hind ends off. They battled down to the wire. We just didn't get it done."

Game notes


The Bills have now been outscored 109-40 in the fourth quarter. ... The already-banged-up Bills had more injuries. RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder), G Eric Wood (broken leg), G Seth McKinney (knee) and DT John McCargo (calf) left the game and did not return. Wood will remain in Jacksonville overnight. ... Jaguars DE Bryan Smith (shoulder) left the game. ... Jaguars WR Torry Holt has caught a pass in 163 consecutive games. ... Jones-Drew has 13 TDs, including at least one in five straight games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUF
JAX
1st Downs1419
Passing 1st downs
1211
Rushing 1st downs
17
1st downs from penalties
11
3rd down efficiency
3-119-15
4th down efficiency
0-10-0
Total Plays5166
Total Yards343310
Yards per play6.74.7
Total Drives1211
Passing290208
Comp-Att
18-3121-30
Yards per pass
8.86.5
Interceptions thrown
21
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-72-7
Rushing53102
Rushing Attempts
1834
Yards per rush
2.93.0
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-42-4
Penalties6-436-50
Turnovers32
Fumbles lost
11
Interceptions thrown
21
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession23:3636:24

Passing Leaders

BUFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Fitzpatrick18/312979.6122-7
JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Garrard21/302157.2112-7

Rushing Leaders

BUFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson8354.4012
Lynch8182.305
JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones-Drew25662.6110
Garrard6162.706

Receiving Leaders

BUFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Owens919721.9198
Reed34013.3022
JAXRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims-Walker89111.4128
Lewis37023.3035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFJAX
jaxFG10:44Josh Scobee 29 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 7 plays, 17 yds, 3:24
03
bufFG4:41Rian Lindell 26 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 11 plays, 72 yds, 6:04
33
bufFG2:04Rian Lindell 28 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 5 plays, -1 yds, 2:16
63
SECOND QUARTERBUFJAX
jaxTD9:35Maurice Jones-Drew 3 Yard Run (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 78 yds, 7:29
610
bufFG0:00Rian Lindell 22 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 9 plays, 76 yds, 1:58
910
THIRD QUARTERBUFJAX
bufTD11:40Terrell Owens 98 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Brian Moorman Pass to Josh Reed For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 98 yds, 0:00
1510
FOURTH QUARTERBUFJAX
jaxTD1:02Mike Sims-Walker 3 Yard Pass From David Garrard (David Garrard Run For Two-Point Conversion is Good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 68 yds, 5:16
1518