Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter nailed a 58-yard field goal with four seconds remaining to seal a 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions after facing a 14-0 deficit.
The Buffalo Bills pulled off a shocking comeback victory against the Detroit Lions after facing a 14-3 deficit at halftime. The Bills tied the game at 14 with 9:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. This win improves the Bills’ record to 3-2 as the Lions fall to 3-2.
The game appeared to be headed to overtime as the Bills were far back on their final drive, but kicker Dan Carpenter drilled a 58-yard field goal with four seconds remaining to stun the Lions. This was after Lions kicker Alex Henery failed to make a field goal with a minute remaining.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton notched a win in his first start in Buffalo. He threw for 308 yards and one touchdown with an interception on 30-of-43 passing. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins caught seven passes for 87 yards.
Running back Fred Jackson rushed for 49 yards on 10 carries and added seven receptions for 58 yards.
For the Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 221 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 18-of-31 passing and had to play without wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Golden Tate stepped up in Johnson’s absence with seven catches for 134 yards and a touchdown reception, but the rest of the passing offense sputtered.