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Jairus Byrd INTs Give Bills OT Win Over Cardinals

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Bills Beat Cards 19-16 In OT

After Cardinals kicker Jay Feely made a 61-yard field goal to send the game to overtime (but missed a 37-yarder to win it), Bills safety Jairus Byrd recorded his second pick and set up a game-winning field goal.

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Bills/Cards Heads To OT

This is one of the weirdest football games I have ever seen.

The Buffalo Bills did their usual thing, blowing a fourth-quarter lead with three minutes remaining after Jay Feely kicked a 61-yard field goal following a Brad Smith interception on an incredibly ill-advised Wildcat pass. That made Feely 3-of-3 on the day, with two other connections from 49 yards each.

And then, after the Arizona Cardinals marched right down the field following a Bills three-and-out, Feely had a 37-yard field goal lined up to win it. He doinked it off the left upright, and Buffalo and Arizona now find themselves in overtime.

This is the first game that the Bills have ever played under the NFL's new overtime rules that went into effect after the lockout ended last year. They'll get the ball first in overtime, and can win the game outright with a touchdown on this drive. A fan on the verge of heart failure can dream, right?

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61-Yard Feely Field Goal Ties Game At 16

I mean... you can't be for serious, football gods.

Brad Smith - yes, Brad Smith - threw an interception with roughly three minutes remaining in regulation as the Buffalo Bills looked to close out the Arizona Cardinals. (Or maybe they weren't looking to close the Cardinals out, considering that insane play call.)

Then on the ensuing Cardinals drive, quarterback Kevin Kolb exits after another week of pounding finally takes its toll. Enter starter-turned-backup John Skelton, who makes one throw on 4th-and-11 to Larry Fitzgerald to keep the drive alive.

And then! Then, when Arizona's drive stalls, Ken Whisenhunt sends Jay Feely out to attempt a 61-yard field goal. Of course he made it, right?

Of course he did. And not even just barely. He drilled it.

Buffalo and Arizona are tied at 16 with 1:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. Here we go.

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Boom: Five Plays Later, Bills Lead 16-13

Remember that whole "hey, it'd be nice if the Buffalo Bills' offense showed up so they could actually look like they want to win a winnable game" theme going on today? Well, they finally did, with Fred Jackson plunging into the end zone from a yard out to cap off an 80-yard touchdown drive that took just five plays and less than three minutes off of the clock.

Stevie Johnson got the drive started with a 23-yard catch-and-run on a nice play design, and then C.J. Spiller carried twice for 40 yards - a seven-yard plunge up the middle followed by a beautiful 33-yard jaunt off of left tackle. After Wildcat quarterback Brad Smith rushed 16 yards down to Arizona's one-yard line, Jackson squirmed in to cap off the drive.

Buffalo now leads Arizona 16-13 with just 27 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Let's see if the Bills can take control of this game now that momentum is suddenly on their side.

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18 minutes remain; Cards lead 13-9

The Arizona Cardinals are slowly bleeding away the clock on the Buffalo Bills and have extended their third-quarter lead to 13-9 after a 12-play drive that took 6:18 to finish off despite gaining just 43 yards. Jay Feely kicked his second 49-yard field goal of the day to cap the drive off.

Arizona got two key third-down conversions on the drive to keep the clock running - one on a run from William Powell, and the second from Larry Fitzgerald on a short throw - and could have had a third had Andre Roberts not dropped a conversion pass after toasting Justin Rogers in coverage.

Buffalo's offense still has yet to get anything going since a first-quarter touchdown run from C.J. Spiller, and now just over 18 minutes remain in the football game. Ryan Fitzpatrick and the gang need to get things going, lest they lose a winnable game on a day when their defense actually came to play.

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Talk Bills/Cards second half here!

Buffalo Bills fans discuss the second half of today's game against the Arizona Cardinals live as the events unfold.

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Fitzgerald vs. Barnett = Arizona TD

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald just caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Kolb, and just like that, the Buffalo Bills trail 10-9 after a dominant first quarter gave them an early lead.

Fitzgerald ran free on a crossing route over the middle, linebacker Nick Barnett picked him up a half-second too late, and Fitzgerald walked into the end zone for what may go down as the easiest touchdown of his illustrious career.

The touchdown capped off a 10-play, 67-yard scoring drive made possible by a no-huddle attack that changed the rhythm of the game and got Buffalo's defense on its heels. The Cardinals converted two key third downs on the drive and William Powell ripped off a 17-yard run to spark Arizona's moribund rushing attack.

Now trailing by a point, it's high time for Buffalo's offense to get going after two straight horrible possessions left the defense on the field for far longer than they should have been.

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Spiller TD Makes It 9-3

Set up by a nice free kick return from Leodis McKelvin following a safety, the Buffalo Bills have taken a 9-3 lead over the Arizona Cardinals thanks to a 10-yard touchdown run from C.J. Spiller.

Spiller made that 10-yard run look pretty routine, but it was anything but; the Bills caught Arizona off guard with a called draw play and Spiller only had one man to beat. He made free safety Kerry Rhodes look absolutely foolish before waltzing untouched into the end zone.

Buffalo may not have had the opportunity for that score without two key third-down conversions from Stevie Johnson. On the first, he beat safety Adrian Wilson for a conversion, and then got loose against Patrick Peterson on a slant for another new set of downs.

3:35 remains in the first quarter, and the Bills have scored nine straight points after spotting the Cardinals an early 3-0 lead (thanks to a Fred Jackson fumble).

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Kelsay Safety Makes It 3-2

The Arizona Cardinals are as bad as advertised on their offensive line, and the Buffalo Bills have already capitalized on that fact: Chris Kelsay has sacked quarterback Kevin Kolb in the end zone for a safety. It's now Cardinals 3, Bills 2 in the bottom of the first inning... er, in the first quarter.

Kelsay, rushing off of right end, simply bull rushed a lineman into Kolb's lap to bring him down.

Buffalo's defensive line - at the forefront of two of the worst defensive performances in the history of the franchise over the last two weeks, and missing two key players in injured starter Mark Anderson and top tackle reserve Spencer Johnson - has looked dominant through a handful of plays. Arizona has been stuffed on two running plays, Kyle Williams knocked down a pass, and now Kelsay has the safety.

Leodis McKelvin returned the ensuing safety punt into Cardinals territory. Let's see if Buffalo's offense can take advantage of some early momentum.

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Fred Fumbles, Cards Lead 3-0

In the most Buffalo Bills start of the season for the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson fumbled on the team's first play from scrimmage, setting up a 49-yard field goal from Jay Feely and an early 3-0 lead for the host Arizona Cardinals.

Of course the Bills fumbled the flipping ball on the first play of the flipping game.

The silver lining here is that, despite the latest turnover and the early deficit, Buffalo's beleaguered defense minimized the damage. Arizona went three-and-out following the fumble recovery (caused by a hit by star linebacker Daryl Washington), getting just a short run and two incompletions before settling for the field goal. Kyle Williams knocked down a third-down pass to stall the drive.

Buffalo is back on offense after giving up the early lead to a very good defensive team. Let's see if the Bills can go two plays without turning the ball over this time!

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Talk Bills/Cardinals right here!

Buffalo Bills discuss the first-half events of today's Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Kyle Williams Is Active, Will Start

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams - listed as questionable with a foot injury - is active in Week 6 and will play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Bills to don blue pants today

The Buffalo Bills discuss this week's early games and the team's blue pants before kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Bills vs. Cardinals: Broadcast Information

All the information you need to catch the game today - if you dare.

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