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Late interceptions spoil Bills chances as Texans hold on for 20-13 win

Bills now 2-4 on the season
Late interceptions spoil Bills chances as Texans hold on for 20-13 win
Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 14, 2018

After helping the Buffalo Bills grab their first lead of the game, things took a turn for the worse for QB Nathan Peterman. The backup QB, in for the injured Josh Allen, threw a pick-six and another interception in the final two minutes of the game as the Bills fell to the Houston Texans 20-13.

Allen suffered an elbow injury with three minutes left in the third quarter and never returned. He was seen walking around the sideline. Before he left the game, he was 10-of-17 for 84 yards.

It was slow-go for the Bills offense in the first half, unable to put up any points compared to Houston's ten. Despite the 10-0 lead, the Bills defense did a great job shutting the Texans down for the most part. Those two scoring drives by Houston came off miscues from the Bills special teams unit.

The second half started out as a much better game for the Bills on both sides of the ball. The defense continued their dominance and it was the Bills offense who was finally able to connect early in the 4th quarter. Peterman found Zay Jones for the Bills' first touchdown of the game with 13 minutes left, giving the Bills the spark they needed.

With two minutes left though, with the game tied at 13-13, Peterman threw a pass intended for Kelvin Benjamin right into the hands of Jonathan Joseph who returned it for the go-ahead touchdown. On the next drive, Peterman once again threw an interception, this time ending things.

Peterman finished 6-of-12 for 61 yards along with the passing TD and the two interceptions.

The Bills are back on the road next Saturday when they travel to Indianapolis. The Colts are currently 1-5 on the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 

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