Throwback Thursday: Bills Beat Vikings Late

Today's Throwback Thursday looks at Buffalo's late comeback against the Vikings. Watch Chris Hogan's 28 yard reception and Sammy Watkins' touchdown reception.

The Buffalo Bills offense was struggling in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. With 3:07 left in the game, Buffalo was trailing Minnesota 16-10 and had one final chance to win the game. It wasn’t the prettiest 15 play, 80 yard drive, but the Buffalo Bills were able to pull off the victory with one second to spare.

In today’s Throwback Thursday, here’s a look at the Buffalo’s final two plays (minus the QB spike in-between) that led to the Bills defeating the Vikings 17-16.

Play 1

Following an intentional grounding penalty, the Bills were facing a 2nd and 20 on Minnesota’s 30 yard line with 25 seconds left in the game. Kyle Orton took the snap out of the shotgun and slowly moved to his left. Orton spotted Chris Hogan working 1-on-1 against Xavier Rhodes and threw a deep pass down the left sideline to the receiver. Hogan jumped up and came down with the ball at the two yard line.

The Bills sprinted down the field and Orton was able to spike the ball with five seconds remaining. It left Buffalo will enough time to run one play.

Play 2

Orton again took the snap from the shotgun and saw pre-snap that Sammy Watkins was lined up across from Rhodes on the play. Watkins ran at Rhodes, faked going inside and then ran towards the pylon. Orton fired the pass into Watkins and the rookie receiver was able to get two feet down to tie the game.

Following an extra point from Dan Carpenter and a kickoff, the Bills won the game 17-16 and moved to 4-3 on the season. 

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