Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
Another eventful game for the Cardinals ends in a rare overtime disaster, as Bills' safety Jairus Byrd intercepts John Skelton and returns it to the Arizona 6-yard line. Ryan Lindell kicked the 25-yard game-winner, and Arizona has now lost two straight after starting the season 4-0.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished the day 18-of-32 for 153 yards and a 68.9 QB rating. He was sacked twice—both coming from outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield.
Kevin Kolb finished his day early, leaving with a rib injury midway through a drive. He completed 14-of-26 passes for 128 yards, one TD, one INT and a 64.3 rating. John Skelton, in his first game active from injury, completed just 2-of-10 passes for 45 yards and the INT for a 6.3 rating.
It wasn't a good relief effort for Skelton, who suffered from the same lack of protection Kolb did.
Buffalo improves to 3-3, and with the way the cards fell today are now in a four-way tie for the lead in the AFC East.
Arizona drops to 4-2, and with San Francisco's loss and Seattle's win are in a three-way tie for first in the NFC West.
The 2012 NFL season is officially wacky, and with 10 games to go it will be a fun finish.
Other Statistical Leaders
C.J. Spiller: 12 carries for 88 yards, 1 TD
Fred Jackson: 16 carries for 53 yards
William Powell: 13 carries for 70 yards
Kevin Kolb: Five carries for 66 yards
Steve Johnson: Six receptions for 82 yards
Larry Fitzgerald: Six receptions for 93 yards, 1 TD
Here are the game highlights. It was a great game—one that could have significant impact on the playoff picture for both teams.
Bills win on a 25-yard field goal by Ryan Lindell.
Both Skelton and Kolb's interceptions were very similar. Double-coverage.
John Skelton throws a pick, and Byrd has picked off both Cardinals quarterbacks. Bills ball at the Arizona 6-yard line.
Quickly third down for Arizona. Stephens-Howling drops a second-down screen pass.
Cardinals get it at their 20.
A field goal can end it.
Now 4th-and-10 from Arizona's 35-yard line.
Punting to Peterson instead of attempting a 53-yard field goal. Now a false start backs them up.
Fitzpatrick and the Bills moving the ball nicely on this drive. Entering FG range.
Looked like he was going down with no contact, but maybe he was avoiding the contact:
Kevin Kolb. Rib injury. Will not return.— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) October 14, 2012
Overtime in Arizona. Buffalo won the toss and will receive.
Skelton hits Fitzgerald down the middle on a blown coverage.
And after hitting a 61-yard FG just minutes ago, Feely bangs the upright from 37 that would have won it as time expires.
This is a typical Cardinals game.
They call that the "Patrick Peterson effect."
Bills punter Shawn Powell shanks it. Cardinals and Skelton set up with a short field.
Cards hold and use all three timeouts.
Patrick Peterson looms.
Jay Feely just banged a career-long 61-yard field goal. It would have been good from 65.
I don't agree with this choice, for the record.
Feely out for a 61-yard attempt?
Bills' pass-rush suddenly looks alive once again after taking a half-quarter break.
Skelton, however, throws a perfect pass on 4th-and-11 to Fitz. First down.
John Skelton entering the game.
Cardinals fans cheering because Kolb is up on his feet. He went down on his own before anyone contacted him.
That's not good.
Kolb goes down with an injury. John Skelton will have to come in.
With a three-point deficit and under three minutes remaining, this could be what Skelton needed to get his job back as the starter.
With 48 yards receiving, Larry Fitzgerald has joined Randy Moss as the only two receivers in NFL history with 10,000 yards.
Patrick Peterson comes up huge for Arizona, intercepting a pass in the end zone for the second-consecutive game.
Brad Smith threw the pass out of the Wildcat formation.
And Rhodes will leave again after being blocked in the back.
And after missing that play, Kerry Rhodes is back on the field.
Kevin Kolb throws an inexplicable pass into double coverage, and Jairus Byrd picks him off.
What a terrible decision.
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