In his brief tenure with the Buffalo Bills, Stephen Hauschka has already become one of the most clutch kickers in franchise history. During Sunday’s 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans, Hauschka added to his legacy for clutch kicks, drilling a 46-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Bills (2-3) to the come-from-behind victory.
Thanks to Hausch Money’s game-winning kick, the Bills posted just their third comeback victory on the final play as time expired in regulation.
Hauschka’s eventual winner started out on a trajectory that seemed wide of the goalposts before the boot hooked right and sailed through the uprights, ruining the premature celebrations of several Titans players who thought the kick had missed the mark.
The clutch kick from Hauschka joins Jim Kelly’s two-yard touchdown run Sept. 10, 1989 (a 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins) and Rian Lindell’s 38-yard field goal Sept. 21, 2008 (a 24-23 win over the Oakland Raiders) as the only times the Bills earned a victory in come-from-behind fashion on the final play of regulation.
#Bills beat #Titans 13-12 on 46-yd. FG by @StephenHauscka4 as time expires. #Bills 3rd ever win on come-from-behind score as regulation time expired, joining 9/10/89 at Mia. (won 27-24 on Jim Kelly 2-yd. rush) and 9/21/08 vs. Oak. (won 24-23 on Rian Lindell 38-yd. FG) #NFL— Mike Haim (@mikehaim) October 7, 2018
In just 21 games in Western New York, Hauschka has converted on 36 of 41 field goal attempts (87.8 percent), including 8 of 11 from 50-plus yards. Last year, he set an NFL record for consecutive field goals of 50 yards or more when he drilled a 50-yard field goal in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 19, 2017. It was his 13th straight make from 50-plus yards.
He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Weeks 3 and 4 in 2017, the first special teams standout to earn Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks for Buffalo.