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16 - 13 Final
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Rookie QB Edwards sparks Bills in preseason finale

Aug 31, 2007 - 2:38 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Rookie quarterback Trent Edwards guided the Buffalo Bills from a 13-point deficit to a 16-13 victory over Detroit Lions on Thursday night in the final NFL preseason game for each team.

Rian Lindell kicked a 21-yard field goal, his third of the game, to break a 13-13 tie with 1:46 remaining and cap a 15-play, 90-yard drive.

Edwards, who was drafted out of Stanford, entered the game late in the first half and completed 18-of-24 passes for 182 yards, including a 24-yarder to Matt Murphy and a 23-yarder to Jonathan Smith in the final scoring drive.

Detroit sat out most of its key starters on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Jon Kitna, wide receivers Roy Williams and Mike Furrey, tight end Dan Campbell and running back Tatum Ball on offense and linebackers Ernie Sims and Paris Lenon, tackles Shaun Rogers and Cory Redding, cornerback Fernando Bryant and safety Kenoy Kennedy on defense.

Wide receiver Lee Evans didn't play for Buffalo and the rest of the Bills' starters played only the first quarter.

With Kitna out and Dan Orlovsky unable to play because of a toe injury, J.T. O'Sullivan played the entire game at quarterback for Detroit, completing 15-of-24 passes for 164 yards.

It was the second straight game that O'Sullivan has gone the distance for the Lions, who open the regular season at Oakland on Septemer 9.

Bills starting quarterback J.P. Losman played two offensive series and completed 5-of-6 passes for 43 yards. Craig Nall also played two series and Edwards went the rest of the way.

Jason Hanson kicked field goals of 51 and 24 yards to give Detroit a 6-0 lead. The Lions scored their only touchdown of the first half on an 18-yard pass from O'Sullivan to tight end Sean McHugh to make it 13-0 with 1:52 left in the first half.

Buffalo, which opens the season at home against the Denver Broncos, got a 45-yard field goal from Lindell on the final play of the first half to cut Detroit's lead to 13-3.

The Bills took the second-half kickoff and marched 72 yards in 11 plays, with Fred Jackson scoring on a 5-yard run. Lindell's 40-yard field goal with 10:15 remaining tied the game at 13-all.

Each team finished the preseason with 2-2 records.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 3 7 6 16
    DETROIT 3 10 0 0 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - FG, JASON HANSON 51 YD, 10:50. DETROIT
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: DET - FG, JASON HANSON 24 YD, 7:08. DETROIT
    6-0
    DET - TD, SEAN MCHUGH 18 YD PASS FROM J.T.
    O'SULLIVAN (JASON HANSON KICK),
    13:08

    Aug 30 9:50 PM
  • 93
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 17 roots (Close Finish)

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 9:48 PM


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    FG BUF
    RIAN LINDELL 21 YD
    BUFFALO 16
    DETROIT 13 1:46 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 9:45 PM
  • 76
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 76 roots (Close Finish)

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 9:38 PM


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    FG BUF
    RIAN LINDELL 40 YD
    BUFFALO 13
    DETROIT 13 10:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 9:19 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 3 7 10
    DETROIT 3 10 0 13 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - FG, JASON HANSON 51 YD, 10:50. DETROIT
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: DET - FG, JASON HANSON 24 YD, 7:08. DETROIT
    6-0
    DET - TD, SEAN MCHUGH 18 YD PASS FROM J.T.
    O'SULLIVAN (JASON HANSON KICK),

    Aug 30 9:10 PM


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    BUFFALO 10
    DETROIT 13 10:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    DET BALL ON DET 21 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 8:47 PM


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    FG BUF
    RIAN LINDELL 45 YD
    BUFFALO 3
    DETROIT 13 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Aug 30 8:21 PM


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    FG BUF
    RIAN LINDELL 45 YD
    BUFFALO 3
    DETROIT 13 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 8:21 PM


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    TD DET
    SEAN MCHUGH 18 YD PASS FROM J.T. O'SULLIVAN
    (JASON HANSON KICK)
    BUFFALO 0
    DETROIT 13 1:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 8:12 PM


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    FG DET
    JASON HANSON 24 YD
    BUFFALO 0
    DETROIT 6 7:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 7:54 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 0
    DETROIT 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - FG, JASON HANSON 51 YD, 10:50. DETROIT
    3-0

    Aug 30 7:35 PM


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    FG DET
    JASON HANSON 51 YD
    BUFFALO 0
    DETROIT 3 4:10 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Bills vs. LionsAug 30 7:24 PM