A Very Bizarre Monday Night in Buffalo October 9, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.
There wasn’t a full moon out, but it was a very bizarre Monday night as the Buffalo Bills looked like they were poised to upset the Dallas Cowboys.
The Bills played the game of their lives as Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas and Jim Kelly watched on the sidelines. They led for nearly the entire game and had the Dallas Cowboys offense completely out of sync. Tony Romo played the worst game of his professional career, throwing 5 interceptions and fumbling once.
The Bills led 17-10 at half, and after a Dallas Cowboy field goal in the beginning of the third quarter, the Bills responded with a kickoff return for a touchdown by Terrance McGee, making the score 13-24.
In the fourth quarter, Buffalo looked like they were still going to come away with the upset, as kicker Nick Folk (more on him later) made the score 16-24 with a 37-yard field goal. The score remained 16-24 until Romo hit Patrick Clayton for a 4-yard touchdown with just 24 seconds left, making it 22-24. The Cowboys went to Terrell Owens for the 2-point conversion, but the pass was stripped out of Owens’ hands by Jabari Greer.
With just 24 seconds left in the game, the only thing the Buffalo Bills needed to do in order to ensure the win was recover the onside kick, but somehow it was the Cowboys, not the Bills that recovered the kick.
After a 20-yard pass to Terrell Owens was overturned, the Cowboys completed two more passes, and set up Nick Folk for a 53-yard field goal with just 2 seconds left. Folk made the field goal, but Bills head coach Dick Jauron called a timeout just before the ball was snapped. Folk stepped up to kick the field goal again, and the Cowboys and Bills watched as the ball went straight through the middle. Game over, Cowboys win, and a very bizarre Monday night in Buffalo.