Bills get 38-35 win over Raiders, push record to 2-0

At Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y.

■ RECAP: The Buffalo Bills have one of their biggest win in years — even if they had to wait an extra 10 minutes for their 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

The officials needed that much time to confirm the Bills had intercepted the Raiders’ desperation pass in the end zone that ended a wild, back-and-forth fourth quarter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson with 14 seconds left to give the Bills the lead.

Jason Campbell, who went 23 of 33 for 323 yards and two scores, tried to rally Oakland (1-1) before having his last pass intercepted by Da’Norris Searcy in the end zone as time expired.

Nelson’s last-minute touchdown capped a wild finish in which the teams traded leads five times in the final 14:10.

The Bills (2-0) scored on all five of their second-half possessions in overcoming a 21-3 first-half deficit. Fred Jackson scored twice and had 117 yards rushing. Fitzpatrick finished 28 of 46 for 264 yards and three touchdowns.

■ QUOTEABLE: “I can’t recall one quite like that. It was an amazing gut-check by our football team. What they did coming out of halftime was really amazing.”

— Chan Gailey, Bills coach

■ NEXT: Patriots at Bills, 10 a.m. Sunday; Jets at Raiders, 1:05 p.m. Sunday

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