The Jaguars played an up and down game Sunday in London, building a huge lead on the Bills, giving it all back, but then putting it away late to pull out a 34-31 win over the Buffalo Bills to improve to 2-5 on the year.
Jacksonville led at one point 27-3, but the Bills rallied to take a 31-27 lead after a pick six with 5:34 left to play.
Blake Bortles though led the Jags downfield, and was able to hit Allen Hurns with a 31-yard score to put them up for good at 34-31 with 2:25 left to play.
That’s all the Jags would need, as their defense held from there to seal the win for the clubs second win of 2015.
Bortles threw for 182 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. He hit Allen Robinson with a 10-yard score with the Bills up 3-0 just 51 seconds into the second quarter to make it 7-3.
Disaster hit after that for Buffalo, as Bills QB E.J. Manuel was hit and fumbled the ball, and Chris Clemons went in from 6 yards out to make it 14-3. It took seconds to make it 21-3 as Telvin Smith went in from 26 yards to give the Jags a big lead.
Maunel threw for 298 yards, was sacked four times, and threw two touchdowns to go along with two interceptions.
He led the Bills back from down 27-13 at the half with a 58-yard TD pass to Marcus Easley and a two-point conversion from LeSean McCoy to make it a 27-24 with 6:42 left.
Corey Graham gave Buffalo the lead, as he picked off a Bortles pass and went 44 yards to make it 31-27 with 6:42 left.
After the took the lead their defense couldn’t stop Bortles and a key interference penalty was a huge swing on the game-winning drive for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars (2-5) won their first game in London after losing in each of the past two seasons at Wembley, the home of England’s national soccer team.