Bills blow 28-3 second-half lead but score with 15 seconds left to win 35-32

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The Bills were on their way to a rout. Then, a controversial call on the Bills swung things in the Rams’ favor.

Finally, a controversial call on the Rams allowed the Bills to pull out a victory.

Buffalo, which gave up a 28-3 lead, scored with 15 seconds remaining to beat the Rams 35-32.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw incomplete on fourth down at the Rams 13. But Rams cornerback Darious Williams was called for defensive pass interference on Gabriel Davis. On the next play, Allen hit Tyler Kroft for a 3-yard score. It was Kroft’s second touchdown of the day.

The Rams, who held on in Week One on a controversial offensive pass interference penalty on the Cowboys late in the game, lost to the Bills on a controversial defensive pass interference penalty. The Rams had scored 29 points in a row to take a 32-28 lead with 4:30 left.

FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira agreed with the DPI on Williams but disagreed with the first controversial call.

In the third quarter, with the Bills leading 28-10, Kroft was called for offensive pass interference. But he clearly caught a pass from Allen before Rams defensive back John Johnson III wrestled it away on the ground. Officials somehow saw it as an interception.

Rather than a penalty on the Bills, the Rams took over at their own 41.

Allen, who now has seven fourth-quarter comebacks, completed 24 of 33 passes for 311 yards, four touchdowns and the controversial interception. He proved he is not “trash” as Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey called him before Allen’s rookie year.

But Allen was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after a strip-sack by Aaron Donald that the Rams recovered. He also received a facemask penalty while trying to avoid the sack of Justin Hollins on final drive.

The Bills overcome all those mistakes.

Darrell Henderson, who had 234 career rushing yards, had 20 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown for the Rams. Cooper Kupp caught nine passes for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Jared Goff was 23-of-32 for 321 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

43 responses to “Bills blow 28-3 second-half lead but score with 15 seconds left to win 35-32

  1. Even if you had no dog in this fight, it was exciting as heck. The Bills got a much needed & well deserved break on the final PI call.
    Allen appeared to fall completely apart but managed to pull himself back together just when it mattered.

  2. Josh Allen notches another game winning drive and has still not thrown an interception through Week 3.

  3. Josh Allen goes from “inaccurate, Trash Allen” to “play some good teams” to now playing a good team and winning that game by putting it on his shoulders and winning it when it counts. Haters where are you? He is here.

  4. My Bills Rally Cap finally works! Bills are Legit and learning how to Win these games! Let’s Go Buff-a-lo!

  5. Bills are legit for sure. Now the officials are still not a fine tuned machine. Very questionable calls and especially the game winning call. That was a bad PI call in that situation. The WR was not even looking for a pass.

  6. I am getting texts and calls that there was a Goodell Special on 4th down.

    Unbelievable.

    Buffalo’s D is horrible. They are allowing about 30 points a week.

  7. The PI at the end really wasn’t that controversial. It wasn’t a super egregious case of it but he held him past 5 yards from the line of scrimmage. It was not some phantom call.

    The “interception” call was absolute garbage though.

  8. while everyone rags on mount 28-3, remember the houston oilers(now the tennessee titans), blew a 35-3 lead and lost. at least yinz aint the titans hahahahahahhahahha

  9. I’m convinced that Josh Allen is growing a lucky mustache and he’s definitely superstitious about it. He’s not shaving that thing until he loses

  10. touchback6 says:
    September 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    I am getting texts and calls that there was a Goodell Special on 4th down.

    Unbelievable.

    Buffalo’s D is horrible. They are allowing about 30 points a week.
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    So… you didn’t actually watch the game?

  11. hinglemccringleberry says:
    September 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm
    Bills are legit for sure. Now the officials are still not a fine tuned machine. Very questionable calls and especially the game winning call. That was a bad PI call in that situation. The WR was not even looking for a pass.

    8 11 Rate This

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    Goodell is a cheater. Clearly, there is a push to cheat to get Buffalo to win the division for a home playoff game.

    Who calls PI on 4th down when there isn’t any? Goodell gave the orders, obviously.

    Sickening to see him be so desperate with a gift call.

  12. thebirdofprey says:
    September 27, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    Bills look good

    13 1 Rate This

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    Their D stinks in particular, their run D.

  13. Adam Kachur says:
    September 27, 2020 at 4:41 pm
    while everyone rags on mount 28-3, remember the houston oilers(now the tennessee titans), blew a 35-3 lead and lost. at least yinz aint the titans hahahahahahhahahha

    2 4 Rate This
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    Did they blow a 35-3 lead in the superbowl?
    No

  14. “There is no way touchback person is over 15.”

    He’s always 1st on these Bills threads – desperate for them to be bad.

    He’s gonna be disappointed this year.

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    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 27, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    The Bills are legit and it’s clear now Josh Allen > Sam Darnold.
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    and Allen > Mayfield and Allen >> Rosen

  16. Touchback6 or joeToronto not sure what u wanna be called but who’s 3-0 ..not your raiders!!! Time for Peterman in Oakland,I mean LA..I mean Oakland..dammit we’re are the raiders playing now???

  17. I don’t have a horse in the race, but on 4th down at end of game that PI call could of easily not been called. Had the WR been looking for the ball, then ok. Had the WR been held then ok.. but the WR just ran into him ans actually created the contact himself. Atleast from my 80 inch screen it sure looked that way

  18. touchback6 says:

    Goodell is a cheater. Clearly, there is a push to cheat to get Buffalo to win the division for a home playoff game.

    Who calls PI on 4th down when there isn’t any? Goodell gave the orders, obviously.

    Sickening to see him be so desperate with a gift call.
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    So sad. Nothing to say about the Interception that wasn’t huh?

    Their D stinks in particular, their run D.
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    What does the D have to do with Josh Allen and his 4th quarter game winning drives? How was LAs D?

  19. “I don’t have a horse in the race, but on 4th down at end of game that PI call could of easily not been called. Had the WR been looking for the ball, then ok. Had the WR been held then ok.. but the WR just ran into him ans actually created the contact himself. Atleast from my 80 inch screen it sure looked that way”

    It evens out. The game-turning pick for the Rams in the 3rd wasn’t a pick.

  20. It’s concerning that for the second week in a row the Bills let a beaten opponent get up off the mat a take a 4th qtr lead. It’s encouraging that unlike past Bills teams they didn’t run up the white flag but instead hiked up their big boy pants and found a way to win.

    Bills are certainly a good team. Now they need to develop a knock out punch.

  21. I thought Allen was going to be the best QB in that class and although it has taken a few years it’s hard to argue against that since Rosen hasn’t done anything, Darnold hasn’t done much more, and the jury is still out on Mayfield. All that talk about him being inaccurate was trash (see what I did there?).

    Speaking of trash, if Allen is trash, what does that say about the Rams?

  22. FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira agreed with the DPI on Williams but disagreed with the first controversial call

    This says it all. Even the refs couldn’t stop him. Allen haters can’t use his play (which has been MVP stellar)anymore. Now they have to turn their Bills hate towards their defense. Quite sad actually.

  23. The ” Interception ” call was the worst call I have seen in my 55 years watching football. If there was no instant replay review, I would understand. The Bills receiver had possession to the ground. The ref took the ball from the Bills receiver.
    How could it be an Interception ? DB sticks his hands in after the catch is made, never had sole possession.
    OPI , perhaps. INT ?, No Way. Absolute BS call. The review guy should be fired.

  24. I would like Kupp on my team.

    Having said that, maybe everyone was a little early jumping on ‘McVay is a genius’ bandwagon after they beat the Eagles and Cowboys.

  25. billsrthefuture says:
    September 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm
    “There is no way touchback person is over 15.”

    He’s always 1st on these Bills threads – desperate for them to be bad.

    He’s gonna be disappointed this year.

    23 5 Rate This

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    lmao

    your d blows

    NE will obviously sweep again with a very good and better offense than last year

  26. The 4th down play was at minimum, illegal contact. 5 yards and an automatic first down. Which means, not that much different then the PI call. The defender clearly made contact with the receiver at 5 yards and held him until the receiver went to make his break, which was close to 10 yards downfield. People that think the receiver initiated contact are only fooling themselves, because that is what they want to believe. The only question to whether or not it was pass interference is; was the ball in the air before the contact was released. The officials had a better view of that.

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    cwby4evr says:
    September 27, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Rams got robbed. At least pretend the games aren’t rigged.
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    You mean because on that fake interception the league gave them because they were getting embarrassed the league should have let him get up and run or something?

  28. It certainly feels like having a “close” game may be a little more important than getting every call correct.
    Close football games are something Goodell always likes to brag about

  29. “lmao

    your d blows

    NE will obviously sweep again with a very good and better offense than last year”

    NE?

    The 2nd place team?

  30. The Bills look pretty good especially their receivers not going to be an easy scrap for the division by any means.

  31. The story of Goff’s career. He leads his team to 29 straight points while Josh Allen is making mistake after mistake. Goff’s defense can’t get it done, and he’s left with a little byline at the end of the story. Attention PFT: Goff was the better QB today.

  32. Funny how everyone is celebrating Josh Allen. Bills would have won by 20 if he didn’t play in the 2nd half.

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