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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift the St. Louis Rams to a 15-12 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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Bradford was 5 of 8 for 68 yards to cap a 14-play, 84-yard drive. St. Louis (6-6-1) continued its late-season resurgence by winning its third straight for the first time since closing the 2006 season with three victories.
The Bills (5-8) all but mathematically dropped out of playoff contention by blowing a lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter for the second time this season. They squandered a 34-28 lead in a 35-34 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 21.
Buffalo's last-gasp drive ended when Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted by linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. Bills head coach Chan Kelly said the Bills just aren't making plays when it matters. most. "Yeah. We are not making the plays to win ball games. That is what winning teams do. Winning teams make plays in the fourth quarter to win ball games. We are not doing that right now. We have to do that or we will not. We will not get over the hump. That is what we are supposed to be doing. That is what I am supposed to be getting them to do."
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said its a matter of developing a killer instinct for the Bills. "Yeah, we have to develop a killer instinct. We have to win those games if we want to be one of the teams that is sitting there at the end of the year getting ready for the playoffs. We have to be able to win games like this. As an offense we have to be able to put them away and we did not do it today."
On the other side of it Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was delighted with his team pulling out a win on the road."It says a lot about the maturity of this team. I talked about it early this week, I thought the next step for us was winning on the road, against an opponent who wasn't in our division, that's what we did today. Our defense played great, kept us in the game, when it mattered, guys stepped up and made plays, and I think this team grew up a little more today."
Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Gailey said he didn't know the extent of the injury but that "it didn't look good." Jackson finished the game with nine carries for 14 yards.
C.J. Spiller carrieed seven times for 37 yards. He also caught one pass for a 15 yard gain.Its a mystery why Spiller only touched the ball eight times in the entire game. As always Spiller said the right thing after the game. "I really cannot control how many times I touch the ball, guys. I keep saying it over and over. I do not know what else you want me to say. The only thing I can do is when my number is called, just try to do the best I can. Even when it is not, just do the best I can. Today I let a couple of my pass pro's kind of slip a little bit. So I just have to go back to the drawing boards to see what I did wrong, try to fix it and finish these last three games on a high note. Of course I want to touch the ball more. But there is no need for me to sit around, mope and groan and do all that because that is high school. That is childish. That is not what I am all about. Is the frustration there? Yeah. Deep down in your gut as a competitor, yeah it is there. But there is nothing I can do about it so I am not going to sit around and pout and be a little baby or a little girl or something."
The Bills wrap up their three game homestand with next Sunday's game against Seattle at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Seattle beat Arizona 58-0 Sunday afternoon.
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