Bouncing back from a four-interception game one week ago at Tampa Bay, quarterback EJ Manuel threw two TDs and ran for a score as the visiting Bills won 27-20 in Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon.
The Bills (5-9) ended a two-game losing streak, while the Jaguars (4-10) had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Manuel’s one-yard TD pass to fullback Frank Summers with 9:35 left provided the margin of victory for the Bills, who had let a 10-point halftime lead slip away before edging ahead one final time.
Manuel completed 17-of-24 passes for 193 yards. He was picked once in the first quarter, but he played well thereafter.
The Bills rushed for 198 yards on 44 carries, with tailbacks Fred Jackson (80 yards) and C.J. Spiller (67) leading the way. Manuel added 37 yards on 10 carries and scored on a second-quarter run.
The Jaguars committed four turnovers, with two occurring near the Bills’ endzone. Rookie tailback Denard Robinson fumbled as he was going in for a sure third-quarter touchdown, resulting in a touchback. Then, with the Jaguars trailing 27-20 in the fourth, quarterback Chad Henne was intercepted in the endzone by cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Henne completed 21-of-36 passes for 237 yards with two TDs and two interceptions for the Jaguars, who also got 109 yards rushing from tailback Jordan Todman in place of the injured Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring).