The Buffalo Bills trailed 24-3 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their quarterback in Tom Brady in Week 14.
Buffalo (7-6) rallied and nearly circled the wagons.
The Bills forced overtime, but the final edge went to the Buccaneers in 33-27 fashion.
But the turnaround the Bills had against Brady’s team specifically, while rare, was not a first.
According to NFL statistician Mike Haim, the 21-point comeback for Buffalo was the first time the Bills pulled that off since 2011… against Brady and his New England Patriots.
Like this OT finish, that one came down to the wire as well.
Brady and the Patriots were up 21-0 at the 6:01 mark in the second quarter. Another player who featured in both games? Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had two of those three early touchdowns.
But then the Bills roared back on the arm of Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The QB had two touchdowns and running back Fred Jackson added another to tie it at 24 in the fourth quarter.
What seemed like the game winner was a pick-six interception by Drayton Florence with 10 minutes left.
Then the seesaw battle continued as Brady and receiver Wes Welker tied the game with three minutes left at 31.
That was just enough time for a little Fitz Magic.
Fitzpatrick completed passes of 29 yards and 38 yards to wide receiver Donald Jones and Jackson, respectively. That set up a 28-yard game winning kick from Rian Lindell as time expired
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