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NFL: Buffalo 34, New England 31

Sept. 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM   |   Comments

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Rian Lindell's 28-yard field goal as time expired Sunday lifted the Buffalo Bills to a 34-31 victory over the New England Patriots.

The winning kick snapped Buffalo's 15-game losing streak to the Pats.

The Bills (3-0) picked off New England's Tom Brady four times in overcoming a 21-0 deficit and notched their first victory over the Patriots since 2003.

Ryan Fitzpatrick went 27-of-40 through the air for 369 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while Drayton Florence returned an interception 27 yards for a score in the fourth quarter for the Bills.

Stevie Johnson hauled down eight passes for 94 yards and a score while Donald Jones made five grabs for 101 yards.

Brady finished 30-of-45 passing for 387 yards and four TDs but also yielded four costly interceptions.

Wes Welker made 16 catches for 217 yards and a pair of scores. Rob Gronkowski added seven grabs for 109 yards and two TDs for the New England (2-1).

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