The Bills spent the week out west to try and help them break their losing streak as they took on the Cardinals Sunday in Glendale.
Consider it a successful mission.
Buffalo outlasted the Cardinals 19-16 in overtime, as Jarius Byrd‘s second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell’s game-winner 3:50 into overtime.
Byrd, limited in practice last week with a chest injury, picked off a pass from John Skelton, who had replaced the injured Kevin Kolb, and returned it 29 yards to the Arizona 6.
Arizona’s Jay Feely made a franchise-record 61-yard field goal with 1:09 left in regulation to tie it 16-all. But his 38-yard attempt to win it as the fourth quarter ended was tipped by Buffalo’s Alex Carrington and careened off the left upright.
C.J. Spiller had 12 carries for 88 yards and a score while Fred Jackson added 16 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown for the Bills (3-3), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was average, going 18-for-32 with 153 yards as Buffalo is tied for the top spot in the AFC East as all four teams in that division have a 3-3 record.
“This was a tough football game against a good football team. To come on the road and win it the way we won it, I’m so impressed with the way our team played,” Buffalo coach Chan Gailey said.
The Bills won after allowing 1,201 yards and 97 points in their previous two games. It shows the fight this team has, and how a little staying out west paid off after all.