Bills rally to beat Bucs 30-27 on late Hauschka field goal

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes attempts to tackle Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes attempts to tackle Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy. –AP Photo/Adrian Kraus

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White forced and recovered a fumble to set up Stephen Hauschka’s 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining and the Buffalo Bills beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 Sunday.

LeSean McCoy had 91 yards rushing and scored twice including a 7-yard run to tie the score with 2:28 remaining. Tyrod Taylor went 20 of 33 for 268 yards and a touchdown, while Buffalo’s defense forced three turnovers.

Coming out of its bye week, Buffalo improved to 4-2 under rookie head coach Sean McDermott. It marks just the fourth time the Bills have won at least four of their first six games during its 17-year playoff drought.


Jameis Winston showed no signs of a sprained throwing shoulder that sidelined him during the first drive of a 38-33 loss at Arizona last weekend. Winston finished 32 of 44 for 384 yards passing and three touchdowns. He threw an interception and also lost a fumble.

Rookie tight end O.J. Howard caught two touchdown passes for the Buccaneers (2-4), who have lost three straight.

A week after falling behind 31-0 to Arizona through three quarters, Tampa Bay was unable to hold a lead in the final minutes. The Buccaneers rallied from a 17-6 deficit to take a 27-20 lead with 3:14 left when Mike Evans scored on a 12-yard catch.

The Bills responded with a three-play drive capped by McCoy’s touchdown run up the middle. Taylor keyed the drive with a 44-yard pass to newly signed receiver Deonte Thompson.

The game turned on the Buccaneers’ first play from scrimmage on its possession.

Tampa Bay receiver Adam Humphries caught a pass and was running up the right sideline when he was stripped of the ball by White.

The Bills ran six plays before Hauschka hit his third field goal.


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