The Buffalo Bills took the lead late in the second quarter after a classic Doug Marrone punt, but had to settle for a field goal after having first and goal from the 1-yard line and later gave up a tying field goal just before halftime.
The Jacksonville Jaguars took over in Bills' territory early in the quarter when a deflected Tyrod Taylor pass was intercepted. But after the drive went 3 yards backward, they punted from the Bills' 38. It was a 22-yard net punt.
The Bills responded with a long drive that stalled on the 3. Taylor failed to get the Jags to jump offside on fourth down before taking timeout, but the Jags were flagged for a neutral zone infraction on the ensuing field-goal attempt. That set the Bills up on the 1, but an offensive pass interference penalty on Kelvin Benjamin moved them back 10 yards and they had to settle for a 31-yard field goal with 1:53 left before halftime.
Jags get even: The Bills stopped the Jags on their ensuing possession and took over again with 1:02 left in the half, but went three-and-out while taking just 22 seconds off the clock. Colton Schmidt's punt went only 34 yards, and the Bills gave up Blake Bortles scrambles of 20 and 12 yards on their drive, which got the Jaguars into field goal range. Josh Lambo hit a 44-yarder to tie the score.