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Bills Pull Out Huge OT Win Over Bears 23-20

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With the game on the line, give the ball to Fred Jackson.

Jackson broke off a big 38-yard run to set up Dan Carpenter’s game-winning 27-yard field goal as the Bills upset the Bears 23-20 Sunday at Soldier Field.

The win was not only a big one for the Bills to get to 1-0, but it was the first time that the Bills have won on opening day since 2011.

The Bills D stepped up on the first OT series by the Bears, as they won the coin toss. After a Chicago punt, EJ Manuel hit Mike Williams for a 20-yard completion on the play before Jackson’s big run.

After that, Carpenter hit the game winning field goal.

Down 7-0, the Bills came back as they mixed the run and pass well, and Manuel drove the Bills 71 yards to the tying touchdown, finishing it off with a nice bootleg to the left from two yards out.

Manuel was 3-of-3 for 49 yards on the march including a 32-yard hook-up with Robert Woods.

Two monster turnovers by the Bears saw the Bills take advantage of them for a 10-point lead over the Bears at 17-7.

Jay Cutler and the Bears rallied in the second half, scoring 10 points, the last seven coming when Cutler hit Brandon Marshall with a game-tying 11-yard touchdown pass as Marshall just flat out beat Leodis McKelvin.

Buffalo took the lead with 4:02 to go when Carpenter kicked a 33-yard field goal. That score was set up when defensive tackle Kyle Williams picked off a Cutler pass near midfield.

Chicago then forced overtime when Gould made a 37-yarder with 30 seconds to go.


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