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Bills 38, Raiders 35: Bills Ride Big Second Half To Victory

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills led by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson mounted a furious second half comeback against the Oakland Raiders today, triumphing 38-35 on a late touchdown to cap an epic second half of football in the team's home opener.

The Bills converted two fourth downs on the final offensive drive including the winning score where Fitzpatrick found wide receiver David Nelson for his tenth catch of the game. Donald Jones converted the other fourth down in the red zone, blanketed by two Raiders defenders.

The Bills scored five touchdowns on all five of their second half possessions which began with a 43-yard jaunt by Jackson. Stevie Johnson's touchdown catch and another Jackson TD run gave Buffalo their first lead of the game at the beginning of the fourth quarter, 24-21. The Raiders and Bills traded touchdowns late into the fourth until Nelson's touchdown catch with 14 seconds left gave Buffalo the final lead of the game.

I am pumped. You are pumped. Let's celebrate this victory, Bills fans. Your team showed great heart and determination and stands atop the AFC East at 2-0. We'll have much more tonight from Brian Galliford who was in Orchard Park and tomorrow as we begin breaking down this amazing victory.