Lindell field goal caps Bills 34-31 win

September 25, 2011 - 3:35 PM
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Buffalo Bills' Bryan Scott (43) celebrates his interception against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rian Lindell hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, letting the Buffalo Bills snap a 15-game losing streak against New England with a 34-31 victory Sunday.

Buffalo did it in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 21-0 second-quarter deficit. It's the second straight week the Bills (3-0) rallied; they overcame a 21-3 deficit in a 38-35 win over Oakland last week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick went 27 of 40 for 369 yards with two touchdowns as Buffalo beat its AFC East rival for the first time since the 2003 opener. It was the third-longest losing streak against one opponent in NFL history.

Tom Brady went 30 of 45 for 386 yards and four scores for New England (2-1). Despite setting a league record for most yards passing over a three-game stretch, Brady matched a career low with four interceptions.

That included Drayton Florence's 27-yard interception score.