Bills survive a flag-filled game, beat the Jaguars 24-21

November 25, 2018
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The Buffalo Bills improved to 4-7 on the season with a 24-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at New Era Field.

In a flag-happy game that included 23 penalties, a brawl, two ejections and over 650 yards of offense between the two teams, the Bills emerged with the win. Both defenses were well-regarded coming into the game, but it was the offenses that managed to make it a back-and-forth affair. 

Josh Allen was solid in his first game for the Bills since October 14, going 8-of 19 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown. Allen also added a whopping 99 yards and another touchdown on the ground. LeSean McCoy couldn't get much going with only 46 yards on 17 carries. Robert Foster added a big play element, with two catches for 94 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter. 

The Bills defense was gashed on the ground in the first half, allowing Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette to run for 95 yards and two scores on 18 carries. Buffalo did limit the passing game as Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles was 12-of-23 passing for 127 yards and one touchdown, but was also intercepted twice. 

A brawl broke out after the Jaguars were poised to score in the third quarter, which ended with Buffalo's Shaq Lawson and Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette being ejected from the game. Jacksonville would wind up missing a field goal after the sequence, allowing Buffalo to take the lead for good in the fourth quarter. 

 

Scoring Summary: 

First Quarter: 

  • 7-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Isaiah McKenzie scampers in for a 6-yard touchdown run, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:23
  • 14-0 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Josh Allen tosses a 75-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 3 plays, 86 yards, 1:19


Second Quarter: 

  • 14-7 BILLS - Jaguars touchdown - Leonard Fournette runs it in for a 5-yard touchdown, Josh Lambo's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 11 plays, 74 yards, 6:41
  • 14-14 TIE - Jaguars touchdown - Leonard Fournette scores on a 1-yard touchdown run, Josh Lambo's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 6 plays, 74 yards, 3:18 
  • 14-14 TIE - Bills interception - Bills linebacker Matt Milano picks off Blake Bortles at the Buffalo 37-yard line.


Third Quarter:

  • 14-14 TIE - Jaguars missed field goal - Josh Lambo's 42-yard field goal attempt is no good


Fourth Quarter: 

  • 21-14 BILLS - Bills touchdown - Josh Allen scrambles in for a 14-yard touchdown run, Stephen Hauschka's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 3 plays, 68 yards, 0:43 
  • 21-14 BILLS - Bills interception - Bills safety Jordan Poyer picks off Blake Bortles at the Jaguars' 18-yard line.
  • 24-14 BILLS - Bills field goal - Stephen Hauschka's 22-yard field goal attempt is good 
    • Drive info: 6 plays, 14 yards, 1:55
  • 24-21 BILLS - Jaguars touchdown - Blake Bortles tosses a 13-yard touchdown pass to Dede Westbrook, Josh Lambo's extra-point attempt is good
    • Drive info: 8 plays, 70 yards, 1:46

 

STATS OF THE GAME 

Passing:

Buffalo Bills:

Josh Allen: 8-of-19, 160 yards, 1 TD


Jacksonville Jaguars:

Blake Bortles: 12-of-23, 127 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT



Rushing:

Buffalo Bills:

Josh Allen: 13 carries, 99 yards, 1 TD 

LeSean McCoy: 17 carries, 46 yards 

Chris Ivory: 3 carries, 14 yards

Isaiah McKenzie: 2 carries, 8 yards


Jacksonville Jaguars: 

Leonard Fournette: 18 carries, 95 yards, 2 TDs

Dede Westbrook: 1 carry, 43 yards

Carlos Hyde: 10 carries, 33 yards 

Blake Bortles: 6 carries, 28 yards 

T.J. Yeldon: 3 carries, 16 yards 

Tommy Bohannon: 1 carry, 0 yards 

 

Receiving:

Buffalo Bills:

Robert Foster: 2 receptions, 94 yards, 1 TD

Kelvin Benjamin: 1 reception, 32 yards 

Jason Croom: 2 receptions, 16 yards 

Isaiah McKenzie: 2 receptions, 11 yards

LeSean McCoy: 1 reception, 7 yards


Jacksonville Jaguars:

Dede Westbrook: 3 receptions: 44 yards, 1 TD

Donte Moncrief: 1 reception, 29 yards 

Tommy Bohannon: 2 receptions, 19 yards 

T.J. Yeldon: 2 receptions, 17 yards 

Leonard Fournette: 3 receptions, 13 yards 

Blake Bell: 1 reception, 5 yards

 

Defense:

Buffalo Bills:

Jordan Poyer: 10 tackles, 1 interception 

Tremaine Edmunds: 8 tackles, 1 sack

Lorenzo Alexander: 8 tackles, 1 sack

Kyle Williams: 7 tackles, 1.5 sacks

Matt Milano: 3 tackles, 1 interception 

Jerry Hughes: 2 tackles, 0.5 sacks


Jacksonville Jaguars:

Telvin Smith: 9 tackles 

D.J. Hayden: 7 tackles 

Jalen Ramsey: 4 tackles 

Calais Campbell: 4 tackles 



Total Yards:

Bills: 327
Jaguars: 333


Passing Yards:

Bills: 160
Jaguars: 107


Rushing Yards:

Bills: 167
Jaguars: 226


First Downs:

Bills: 18
Jaguars: 25
 

Penalties:

Bills: 13 for 80 yards
Jaguars: 10 for 90 yards


Time of Possession:

Bills: 27:18
Jaguars: 32:42