ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) The Bills and Titans fought in a high-scoring battle with very little defense, and a late fourth quarter drive did the home team in as Buffalo lost a heartbreaker, 35-34 to Tennessee.
Both teams traded blows early in the game, with a back and forth first quarter and first half. Each team surrendered an 80+ yard scoring play, but the game still went into halftime 21-20 in favor of the visitors.
Out of the half, both teams continued to march down the field, and it wasn't until Ryan Fitzpatrick found Steve Johnson in the endzone late in the 3rd, did the Bills have the lead.
Overall it was a good statistical day for Ryan Fitzpatrick. He threw for 225 yards and three scores, but a late 4th quarter interception set up the game-winning drive that sent the Bills to 3-4. After the game, Fitzpatrick called it "dumb" on his part.
The biggest storyline on the day, however, was the lack of defense from the Bills. While Tennessee wasn't much better in surrendering plays, yards, and scores, the Buffalo D simply could not make crucial stops when necessary to put the game away. Buffalo gave up more than 200 yards on the ground and another 200+ through the air, the most important of which came on a 4th down play late in the 4th quarter, when Matt Hasselbeck found Nate Washington in the endzone for the go ahead and game winning score.
The Bills head into their bye week at 3 and 4, with the AFC leading Houston Texans next up following the week off.