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NFL Live - Jacksonville Jaguars vs Buffalo Bills

    Good afternoon! Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Buffalo Bills at Wembley. I'm Scott Wilson and I'll be providing updates from the second International Series game of 2015, which kicks off at 1:30pm.
    10/25/2015 12:23:57 PM
    Wembley is starting to fill as a crowd expected to reach 85,000 awaits the Jaguars vs Bills. This is the second of three International Series games in 2015 and 13th NFL game at Wembley.
    10/25/2015 12:28:44 PM
    10/25/2015 12:34:48 PM
    The Bills have a number of players out through injury. QB Tyrod Taylor (knee), WR Percy Harvin (non-injury), DT Kyle Williams (knee), RB Karlos Williams (concussion), WR Sammy Watkins (ankle) and WR Marqise Goodwin (ribs) are all out.
    10/25/2015 12:43:15 PM
    As for the 'home' team, running back T.J. Yeldon will play. The rookie missed last week's loss to the Houston Texans with a groin injury.
    10/25/2015 12:46:38 PM


    10/25/2015 12:48:02 PM
    FUN FACT: 15 of the 22 sides to have competed in the International Series won their subsequent game back in America.
    10/25/2015 12:52:06 PM


    10/25/2015 12:53:10 PM
    Some interesting news coming out of Buffalo regarding Percy Harvin's absence. The receiver didn’t travel due to a ‘personal issue’, according to head coach Rex Ryan, with Bills reporter Vic Carucci claiming in the week that Harvin is considering retirement.
    10/25/2015 1:01:43 PM
    The Ohio State Marching Band are on the field delivering an outstanding pre-game show. Who knew 150 people prancing around, playing trumpets could be quite so entertaining?
    10/25/2015 1:17:12 PM
    10/25/2015 1:19:11 PM
    With Tyrod Taylor out, E.J. Manuel will start for the second consecutive game for Buffalo. The last time Manuel played against Jacksonville, as a rookie in 2013, he completed 71 percent of his passes with three touchdowns - two passing, one rushing, as the Bills won 27-20.
    10/25/2015 1:20:48 PM
    The Bills have made their way on to the Wembley Stadium in what might not feel much like an away game for Rex Ryan's team. There are plenty more Bills fans packed inside the stadium than Jaguars, who themselves are out. 
    10/25/2015 1:23:15 PM
    10/25/2015 1:26:26 PM
    It's worth keeping an eye on Jaguars wide receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson today. The pair have combined for 948 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015. 

    They'll be up against Bills' cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore, who have two interceptions each. 
    10/25/2015 1:28:53 PM
    Kick-off is just minutes away. Despite their 1-5 start, the Jaguars do look like a team on the up. Almost half of the team is under the age of 24 and Blake Bortles is starting to look more and more like a franchise quarterback each game. The 23-year-old, drafted third overall in 2014, is on pace for 4,346 passing yards and 34 touchdowns.
    10/25/2015 1:34:24 PM
    And we're off! Buffalo will start with the ball on their 24-yard line. 
    10/25/2015 1:36:01 PM
    Q1, 11:41 remaining - Bills ball
    LeSean McCoy seeing plenty of the ball early on. The back powers his way to midfield with a strong run on 3rd and 6. 
    10/25/2015 1:39:09 PM
    Q1, 11:32 remaining - Bills ball
    Manuel is drilled by Chris Clemons on 3rd and 10 as his pass falls incomplete. The Bills punt and Bortles and co. take to the field. 
    10/25/2015 1:42:20 PM
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    Q1, 10:14 remaining - Jaguars ball
    Well, that drive didn't last long. On 3rd down Bortles completed a pass to Hurns but the play was negated by an offensive holding call, and the Jaguars couldn't complete the ensuing 3rd and 17. 
    10/25/2015 1:47:37 PM
    FIELD GOAL! Jaguars 0 Bills 3
    The Bills are the first on the scoreboard as Dan Carpenter kicks a 31-yard field goal. Buffalo entered the red zone following a 29-yard completion to tight end Chris Gragg but couldn't find the end zone.
    10/25/2015 1:54:16 PM


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    10/25/2015 1:59:46 PM
    Q1, 4:23 remaining - Jaguars ball
    The Jaguars convert on 2nd and 11 but it's coming back due to a holding call. A shame, too - Julius Thomas' bobbling catch had put them in the red zone. 
    10/25/2015 2:01:53 PM
    Q1, 3:51 remaining - Bills ball
    Buffalo will take over possession after forcing a 3 and out. LeSean McCoy has five carries and one reception already, though it’s no surprise the Bills offence is going through him given Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin are both out.
    10/25/2015 2:04:38 PM


    Not something a UK audience wants to read.
    The Jaguars are signed up to play a game at Wembley through to 2020.
    10/25/2015 2:07:17 PM
    Q1, 2:13 remaining - Jaguars ball
    Jacksonville force an immediate 3 and out thanks to a sack by Tyson Alualu on 2nd down. Come on Blake, give this Wembley crowd something to cheer about!
    10/25/2015 2:09:01 PM
    Q1, 1:55 - Jaguars ball
    Oh yes, that'll do Blakey! A 22-yard completion to Allen Hurns, following by a 23 yard-pass to Allen Robinson, has the Jaguars on the Bills 28-yard line. 
    10/25/2015 2:11:28 PM
    End of the 1st quarter: Jaguars 0-3 Bills
    The second quarter will resume with the Jaguars on the Bills' 11-yard line as they attempt to score their first points of the game. 
    10/25/2015 2:13:48 PM


    10/25/2015 2:14:38 PM
    TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars 7 Bills 3 
    The Jaguars take the lead! It's Allen Robinson who's got it, as he hauls in a 10-yard pass from Bortles. Jags' owner Shahid Khan will love that!
    10/25/2015 2:16:38 PM


    10/25/2015 2:19:32 PM
    TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars 14 Bills 3
    Wembley erupts as the Jaguars score their second touchdown in a matter of minutes. Chris Clemons recovered the ball after Manuel was strip-sacked and just about finds the end zone. Well, well, well - the Jaguars have come to play!
    10/25/2015 2:21:46 PM


    10/25/2015 2:24:53 PM
    TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars 21 Bills 3
    This is getting ugly, and fast. E.J. Manuel is picked off by linebacker Telvin Smith, who returns it 26 yards for the touchdown. That's three Jaguar touchdowns in the second quarter, which is only 2 minutes and 46 seconds old!
    10/25/2015 2:26:05 PM
    INTERCEPTION! 
    That's surely the last we'll see of Manuel. He's picked off for the second time in a space of minutes, this time by Paul Posluzny. The Jaguars will take over at the 36-yard line while Manuel tries to find out how to play quarterback. 
    10/25/2015 2:30:56 PM
    TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars 27 Bills 3
    10/25/2015 2:33:30 PM
    T.J. Yeldon, that is delightful. The running back breaks a tackle and takes it 28 yards to the crib. The Jaguars have scored 27 points this quarter, and there's still 8:25 to go. 
    10/25/2015 2:34:40 PM


    10/25/2015 2:35:28 PM
    TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars 27 Bills 10
    Manuel shows no scarring from that horrid start to the second quarter as he finds Robert Woods in the end zone for a touchdown. There is 2:46 left in the quarter. 
    10/25/2015 2:45:24 PM


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    10/25/2015 2:52:00 PM
    Q2, 1:52 remaining - Jaguars ball
    The Bills will get the ball back with nearly two minutes to go in the half after Mario Williams sacks Bortles. 
    10/25/2015 2:55:29 PM
    FIELD GOAL! Jaguars 27 Bills 13
    The Bills close the lead with seconds to spare in the half thanks to a Dan Carpenter field goal, his second of the day. It's now a two-score game, the Jaguars leading by 14. 

    10/25/2015 3:02:00 PM
    10/25/2015 3:04:32 PM
    And the second half is underway!
    10/25/2015 3:20:41 PM


    10/25/2015 3:23:32 PM
    Q3, 10:10 remaining - Jaguars ball 
    The Jaguars enter the red zone as Bortles completes to his favourite target today, Allen Robinson. 
    10/25/2015 3:26:04 PM
    Q3, 7:29 remaining - Jaguars ball
    The Jaguars are on the Bills 2-yard line thanks to a pass interference call on Tyson Alualu.
    10/25/2015 3:30:06 PM
    Q3, 5:30 remaining, Bills ball   
    The Jaguars fail to get the yard they need despite having three attempts and the Bills will take over on their 1-yard line. Could that prove costly?
    10/25/2015 3:32:42 PM


    10/25/2015 3:33:14 PM
    Q3, 0:07 remaining - Bills ball
    The Bills are putting together a really nice drive which started on the 1-yard line. They reached the Jaguars 6-yard line but a holding penalty puts them back to the 11-yard line. 
    10/25/2015 3:41:48 PM
    End of the quarter: Jaguars 27 Bills 13
    Buffalo will start the final quarter deep in Jaguars territory as they look to mount a comeback. The Bills were 27-3 down but are clawing their way back. 
    10/25/2015 3:45:11 PM
    FIELD GOAL: Jaguars 27 Bills 16. 
    Dan Carpenter's third field-goal makes it an 11-point game. There's still plenty of time left but the Bills can't allow the Jaguars to chew a lot of time off the clock. 
    10/25/2015 3:48:21 PM
    The attendance at Wembley today is 84,021, although a glance at the crowd reveals a ton of empty seats. 
    10/25/2015 3:48:33 PM


    10/25/2015 3:50:09 PM
    Q4, 14:35 - Jaguars ball
    The Bills force a quick 3 and out as Bortles' pass on 3rd down falls incomplete. It's squeaky bum time for the Jaguars now - even a Bills field goal makes it a one-score game. 
    10/25/2015 3:55:42 PM
    FUMBLE!
    Wow, that's a game-changer. LeSean McCoy gets to the Jaguars 2-yard line but fumbles just as he's about to enter the end zone, and the ball is recovered by... Jacksonville! What a crucial play as McCoy remains down. 
    10/25/2015 3:58:37 PM



    10/25/2015 4:02:21 PM
    Q4, 11:07 remaining - Jaguars ball
    The Jaguars have had enough opportunities to put this one to bed but haven't scored a point since the 2nd quarter. A 3 and out gives Buffalo's offence another chance to close the gap. 
    10/25/2015 4:03:57 PM


    10/25/2015 4:04:43 PM
    Q4, 9:00 remaining - Bills ball
    The Bills fail to move the ball and are forced to punt. Colton Schmidt's boot is a great one, and lands at the 3-yard line. 
    10/25/2015 4:11:06 PM


    10/25/2015 4:12:25 PM
    Q4, 7:41 remaining - Jaguars ball
    The Jags are facing an important 3rd and 1. Convert and they receive four more downs, fail and the Bills will get the ball back once again. 
    10/25/2015 4:15:15 PM
    Q4, 7:29 remaining - Jaguars ball
    ... and they're stopped short. The Bills get the ball back with 7:15 to go, trailing 27-16. 
    10/25/2015 4:17:16 PM


    10/25/2015 4:17:57 PM
    TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars 27 Bills 24
    The Bills have life! On 2nd and 16 Manuel fires a beauty to Marcus Easley for a 58-yard touchdown!!! What an ending we have in store as the Bills convert a two-point conversion. 
    10/25/2015 4:20:19 PM
    10/25/2015 4:23:10 PM
    Fair play to EJ Manuel. The quarterback had two interceptions at the start of the second quarter and looked more lost that Robert Griffin III in Washington, but he's recovered to take the Bills to within three points of the Jags. 
    10/25/2015 4:25:31 PM
    PICK-6!
    10/25/2015 4:27:20 PM
    Jaguars 27 Bills 31
    THE BILLS HAVE THE LEAD! On third down Blake Bortles aimlessly tosses the ball up and into the arms of Corey Graham, who takes it all the way back to the house. What. A. Comeback.
    10/25/2015 4:28:58 PM
    The UK crowd have certainly got their money's worth. The Jags have thrown away a 24-point lead and now trail the Bills 31-27 with just over five minutes to go. Although it's far from over... 
    10/25/2015 4:31:44 PM



    10/25/2015 4:32:16 PM
    TOUCHDOWN!!!!!! Jaguars 34 Bills 31
    10/25/2015 4:37:54 PM
    Blake Bortles, that was clutch! On 2nd and 5 Bortles extends the play and finds Allen Hurns, who creeps into the end zone for a 31-yard score to give the Jaguars the lead! What a thrilling finale we have in store at Wembley. 
    10/25/2015 4:39:47 PM
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    Without doubt.

    10/25/2015 4:41:11 PM


    10/25/2015 4:42:25 PM
    Q4, 2:00 remaining - Bills ball
    EJ Manuel faces the biggest drive of his short NFL career. Down by three points with 2:00 remaining, let's see what you're made of.  
    10/25/2015 4:43:20 PM




    10/25/2015 4:44:38 PM
    Q4: 0:57 remaining, Bills ball
    Buffalo have a game-deciding 4th and 1 on their 41 yard-line. If they fail to convert the Jaguars can run out the clock...
    10/25/2015 4:47:41 PM
    Q4: 0:53 remaining, Bills ball
    ... and they fail! Manuel rolls out of the pocket and tries to find his receiver but the ball is deflected by Aaron Colvin. The Jaguars are on the verge of their first win at Wembley in their third attempt! 
    10/25/2015 4:49:11 PM


    Yup. 4th and 1, Manuel was asked to throw across his body and his pass fell incomplete. 
    10/25/2015 4:50:04 PM
    GAME-OVER: Jaguars 34 Bills 31

    And that concludes the best NFL game to be staged at Wembley. The Jaguars led 27-3 early in the second quarter thanks to a flurry of mistakes by EJ Manuel, who rallied to give the Bills a 31-27 lead with just minutes to go. A 31-yard touchdown to Allen Hurns gifted the Jags the lead and the Bills couldn't comeback.
    10/25/2015 4:51:43 PM


    10/25/2015 4:52:09 PM
    Some post-game stats:

    Bortles: 13/29, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 182 yards
    Manuel: 24/42, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 298 yards

    McCoy: 68 rushing yards from 18 carries
    Yeldon: 115 rushing yards and one touchdown from 20 carries 

    Woods: 84 receiving yards and one touchdown from nine catches
    Robinson: 98 receiving yards and one touchdown from six catches
    10/25/2015 4:55:37 PM


    10/25/2015 4:57:36 PM
    Thanks for joining our live coverage of what has been a thrilling game at Wembley! I've been Scott Wilson, enjoy your evening. 
    10/25/2015 4:57:41 PM
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