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                    === Manuel helps Bills edge Jaguars ===
 
 Jacksonville,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - E.J. Manuel completed 17-of-24 passes
 for  193  yards with two  touchdowns and rushed for  another score to lead the
 Buffalo Bills in a 27-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
 
 Robert  Woods  had  five catches  for  82  yards  and  a touchdown  and  Frank
 Summers caught  three passes for 16 yards and a score for the Bills (5-9), who
 snapped a  two-game skid. Fred  Jackson added 17 carries for 80 yards and C.J.
 Spiller rushed 13 times for 67 yards.
 
 Chad  Henne  was 21-of-36  passing for  237 yards with  two touchdowns and two
 interceptions  and Jordan Todman had 25 carries for 109 yards for Jacksonville
 (4-10), which had won three straight. Marcedes Lewis added four receptions for
 54 yards and a touchdown.
 
 With  9:35 left  in the game the Jaguars gained possession and the opportunity
 to  tie  the  game. Henne,  with  the  help  of  a couple  penalties,  brought
 Jacksonville  to  the Bills'  5-yard line. On  3rd-and-5 Henne targeted Todman
 but  Stephon Gilmore  intercepted the ball in  the back of the end zone to put
 the game away.
 
 To  close out the third quarter Manuel was sacked by Winston Guy, which caused
 a  fumble  that Sen'Derrick Marks  recovered for the  Jaguars with just over a
 minute remaining in the third.
 
 As the fourth quarter began Jacksonville continued the drive and took the ball
 55  yards  on  seven  plays.  Lewis  ended  the  drive  by  running  a  screen
 pass in for a 13-yard game-tying touchdown, 20-20.
 
 On  the  ensuing drive the  Bills answered right back  with a scoring drive of
 their own. After bringing the ball 80 yards on nine plays Manuel found Summers
 for a 1-yard score to take the lead, 27-20.
 
 "I'm  very proud of  this team obviously, this was a battle well fought by two
 teams.  We've been in these type of games throughout the year and have come up
 on  the  short side of it  and I give the  players credit for hanging in there
 today  because today we came up on the side we want to be on." said Bills head
 coach Doug Marrone.
 
 The second half began with empty drives until Josh Scobee booted through a 55-
 yard field goal with 4:43 left in the third to bring the Jaguars within seven,
 20-13.  Todman  highlighted the drive with  a 33-yard run to bring the Jaguars
 into Buffalo territory.
 
 On the third play of game Henne had a pass picked off by Aaron Williams, which
 led to Dan Carpenter knocking through a 42-yarder.
 
 "There's  too many opportunities, turnovers obviously, but we're down there in
 the  red  zone and  had a  fumble, interception at  the end  there but we hurt
 ourselves. You got to give them credit they did a good job on defense and they
 held it on offense." said Henne.
 
 After  a three-and-out  by the Jaguars, Geno Hayes intercepted a pass intended
 for Spiller on the seventh play of the Bills' ensuing drive. That turnover led
 to a Scobee 32-yard field goal.
 
 Buffalo  started its  next drive on its own 14-yard line. After traveling nine
 plays  for  50 yards  Carpenter  missed  a  54-yard  field goal  attempt  wide
 right, which left the score tied 3-3 at the end of the first quarter.
 
 The  Jaguars were  mid-drive when  the first  quarter ended.  They opened  the
 second  when Henne  found Ace  Sanders  for a  12-yard touchdown  pass to  end
 the 10-play, 56-yard drive.
 
 With  11:12 left  in the first half  Buffalo started a drive that took them 94
 yards  in  nine plays.  Manuel tied  the game, 10-10,  with a 7-yard touchdown
 completion to Woods.
 
 The  Bills held Jacksonville to another three-and-out before they took over on
 their  own  28-yard line.  Eight  plays  later  Manuel scrambled  eight  yards
 for a Buffalo score.
 
 Jacksonville  started its  next drive at their own 10-yard line with 2:14 left
 in  the half.  A 28-yard completion to  Clay Harbor put the Jaguars in Buffalo
 territory.
 
 On the next play Henne completed a pass to Mike Brown. Nickell Robey hit Brown
 and forced a fumble after the catch, which Robey then recovered himself. After
 video review the ruling on the field was upheld.
 
 Buffalo  took possession with  26 seconds left in the half and gained 39 yards
 on  three plays to get Carpenter in range for a 40-yard field goal, which made
 the score 20-10 Bills heading into the locker room.
 
 Game Notes
 
 Scott  Chandler had five  catches for 54 yards for the Bills ... Manuel rushed
 for  37  yards on 10  attempts ... The Jaguars  will host the Tennessee Titans
 next week ... Buffalo will host the Miami Dolphins in Week 16.
 
 
 
 
 12/15 21:15:50 ET

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