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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Houston 22, Buffalo 19
When: 4:35 PM ET, Saturday, January 4, 2020
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Tony Corrente
Attendance: 71699
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Buffalo 7633019
Houston 00811322
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Buffalo
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - BUF 25 15:00 17-J. Allen pass to 26-D. Singletary for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 3 - BUF 32 14:31 20-F. Gore rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 36 13:51 26-D. Singletary rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - BUF 38 13:12 17-J. Allen rush for 42 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 20 12:25 17-J. Allen pass to 19-I. McKenzie for 4 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 6 - HOU 16 11:50 15-J. Brown pass to 17-J. Allen for 16 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4-S. Hauschka extra point is GOOD.
BUF 7    HOU 0    Plays: 6    Possession: 3:19
1Q 11:41 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 11:41 4-D. Watson pass to 12-K. Stills for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 30 11:08 25-D. Johnson Jr. rush for 19 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 49 10:31 23-C. Hyde rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - BUF 47 10:02 4-D. Watson, sacked for 3 yards (55-J. Hughes).
3 and 9 - 50 9:19 4-D. Watson pass to 12-K. Stills for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 39 8:34 23-C. Hyde rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - BUF 38 7:50 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard, ran out of bounds.
3 and 8 - BUF 37 7:15 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins. Houston challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
Houston timeout at 7:15
4 and 8 - BUF 37 7:15 PENALTY on Houston, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at BUF 37 - No play.
4 and 13 - BUF 42 7:09 9-B. Anger punts 32 yards, fair catch by 18-A. Roberts.
1Q 7:02 Buffalo
1 and 10 - BUF 10 7:02 17-J. Allen pass to 19-I. McKenzie for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - BUF 14 6:26 20-F. Gore rush for 1 yard.
3 and 5 - BUF 15 5:47 17-J. Allen pass to 82-D. Williams for 7 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 22 5:01 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 81-T. Kroft. PENALTY on Buffalo, Illegal Use of Hands, 10 yards, enforced at BUF 22 - No play.
1 and 20 - BUF 12 4:56 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 20-F. Gore.
Buffalo timeout at 4:52
2 and 20 - BUF 12 4:52 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 88-D. Knox.
3 and 20 - BUF 12 4:48 17-J. Allen pass to 10-C. Beasley for 7 yards.
4 and 13 - BUF 19 4:09 9-C. Bojorquez punts 56 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 11 yards.
1Q 3:58 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 36 3:58 23-C. Hyde rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 37 3:25 4-D. Watson pass to 25-D. Johnson Jr. for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 4 - HOU 42 2:48 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 47 2:08 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
2 and 10 - BUF 47 2:05 4-D. Watson rush for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 3 - BUF 40 1:26 4-D. Watson, sacked for 6 yards (93-T. Murphy).
4 and 9 - BUF 46 0:39 9-B. Anger punts 37 yards, fair catch by 18-A. Roberts.
1Q 0:32 Buffalo
1 and 10 - BUF 9 0:32 26-D. Singletary rush for 7 yards.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Buffalo continued...
2 and 3 - BUF 16 15:00 PENALTY on Buffalo, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at BUF 16 - No play.
2 and 8 - BUF 11 15:00 26-D. Singletary rush for 18 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 29 14:19 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 26-D. Singletary.
2 and 10 - BUF 29 14:15 26-D. Singletary rush for 1 yard.
3 and 9 - BUF 30 13:35 17-J. Allen pass to 19-I. McKenzie for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 40 12:49 17-J. Allen pass to 15-J. Brown for 28 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 32 12:06 17-J. Allen rush for 10 yards, fumble by 17-J. Allen (forced fumble by 21-B. Roby), RECOVERED by 59-W. Mercilus returned for 19 yards. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was REVERSED, 17-J. Allen rush for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 22 11:44 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 15-J. Brown.
2 and 10 - HOU 22 11:38 17-J. Allen rush for no gain.
3 and 10 - HOU 22 10:57 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 15-J. Brown.
4 and 10 - HOU 22 10:52 4-S. Hauschka 40 yard field goal is GOOD.
BUF 10    HOU 0    Plays: 11    Possession: 4:40
2Q 10:47 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 10:47 23-C. Hyde rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - HOU 29 10:09 4-D. Watson, sacked for no gain (93-T. Murphy).
3 and 6 - HOU 29 9:25 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 8:48 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 39 - No play.
1 and 15 - HOU 34 8:23 4-D. Watson, sacked for 1 yard (55-J. Hughes).
2 and 16 - HOU 33 7:34 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards, ran out of bounds.
3 and 11 - HOU 38 6:59 4-D. Watson pass to 25-D. Johnson Jr. for 7 yards.
4 and 4 - HOU 45 6:06 PENALTY on Houston, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 45 - No play.
4 and 9 - HOU 40 5:57 9-B. Anger punts 56 yards, downed by 35-K. Crossen.
2Q 5:45 Buffalo
1 and 10 - BUF 4 5:45 20-F. Gore rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - BUF 7 5:09 26-D. Singletary rush for 5 yards.
3 and 2 - BUF 12 4:27 26-D. Singletary rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 16 3:39 20-F. Gore rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - BUF 16 3:15 20-F. Gore rush for 2 yards.
3 and 8 - BUF 18 2:34 17-J. Allen pass to 82-D. Williams for 15 yards.
Two minute warning
1 and 10 - BUF 33 2:00 17-J. Allen pass to 10-C. Beasley for 21 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 46 1:30 17-J. Allen pass to 26-D. Singletary for 12 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 34 1:22 PENALTY on Buffalo, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 34 - No play.
1 and 15 - HOU 39 1:22 17-J. Allen pass to 15-J. Brown for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 8 - HOU 32 1:17 17-J. Allen pass to 10-C. Beasley for 6 yards.
3 and 2 - HOU 26 0:38 17-J. Allen pass to 26-D. Singletary for 3 yards.
Buffalo timeout at 0:30
1 and 10 - HOU 23 0:30 20-F. Gore rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 22 0:15 17-J. Allen, spikes Ball.
3 and 9 - HOU 22 0:14 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 82-D. Williams.
4 and 9 - HOU 22 0:09 4-S. Hauschka 40 yard field goal is GOOD.
BUF 13    HOU 0    Plays: 15    Possession: 5:36
2Q 0:04 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 55 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 13 yards.
END QUARTER 2
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 14-D. Carter.
2 and 10 - HOU 25 14:56 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard, ran out of bounds.
3 and 9 - HOU 26 14:23 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (49-T. Edmunds).
4 and 16 - HOU 19 13:36 9-B. Anger punts 53 yards, 18-A. Roberts returns for 8 yards.
3Q 13:24 Buffalo
1 and 10 - BUF 36 13:24 17-J. Allen rush for 19 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 45 12:54 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 81-T. Kroft.
2 and 10 - HOU 45 12:49 26-D. Singletary rush for 7 yards.
3 and 3 - HOU 38 12:14 26-D. Singletary rush for -2 yards.
4 and 5 - HOU 40 11:27 9-C. Bojorquez punts 40 yards, touchback.
3Q 11:20 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 20 11:20 25-D. Johnson Jr. rush for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - HOU 29 10:50 23-C. Hyde rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 32 10:12 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 12-K. Stills.
2 and 10 - HOU 32 10:06 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 5 yards, fumble by 10-D. Hopkins (forced fumble by 27-T. White), RECOVERED by 49-T. Edmunds returned for no gain. PENALTY on Houston, Unnecessary Roughness (offsetting). PENALTY on Buffalo, Unnecessary Roughness (offsetting).
3Q 9:59 Buffalo
1 and 10 - HOU 38 9:59 26-D. Singletary rush for 1 yard, forced out of bounds.
2 and 9 - HOU 37 9:32 17-J. Allen pass to 85-L. Smith for 8 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 29 8:55 17-J. Allen rush for 1 yard.
1 and 10 - HOU 28 8:12 20-F. Gore rush for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 14 7:33 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 81-T. Kroft.
2 and 10 - HOU 14 7:28 26-D. Singletary rush for 2 yards.
3 and 8 - HOU 12 6:46 17-J. Allen, sacked for 8 yards (99-J. Watt).
4 and 16 - HOU 20 6:08 4-S. Hauschka 38 yard field goal is GOOD.
BUF 16    HOU 0    Plays: 8    Possession: 3:51
3Q 6:02 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 6:02 25-D. Johnson Jr. rush for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 35 5:24 4-D. Watson pass to 14-D. Carter for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 5 - HOU 40 5:07 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 46 4:29 23-C. Hyde rush for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - BUF 38 3:58 23-C. Hyde rush for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 32 3:23 23-C. Hyde rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - BUF 31 2:50 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard, ran out of bounds.
3 and 8 - BUF 30 2:09 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 10 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - BUF 20 1:41 4-D. Watson rush for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
4-D. Watson rush for 2 yards, 2pt conversion SUCCEEDS.
BUF 16    HOU 8    Plays: 9    Possession: 4:29
3Q 1:33 Buffalo
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - BUF 25 1:33 17-J. Allen pass to 82-D. Williams for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 45 0:58 17-J. Allen pass to 19-I. McKenzie for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 5 - 50 0:24 17-J. Allen pass to 82-D. Williams for 11 yards. PENALTY on Buffalo, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at 50 - No play.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Buffalo continued...
2 and 15 - BUF 40 15:00 17-J. Allen pass to 82-D. Williams for 7 yards.
3 and 8 - BUF 47 14:18 17-J. Allen, sacked for 4 yards (59-W. Mercilus), fumble by 17-J. Allen (forced fumble by 59-W. Mercilus), RECOVERED by 54-J. Martin returned for no gain.
4Q 14:11 Houston
1 and 10 - 50 14:11 23-C. Hyde rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - BUF 48 13:38 4-D. Watson pass to 12-K. Stills for 20 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - BUF 28 13:09 23-C. Hyde rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - BUF 23 12:26 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 2 yards.
3 and 3 - BUF 21 11:43 4-D. Watson, sacked for 2 yards (55-J. Hughes).
4 and 5 - BUF 23 11:00 7-K. Fairbairn 41 yard field goal is GOOD.
BUF 16    HOU 11    Plays: 6    Possession: 3:11
4Q 10:55 Buffalo
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - BUF 25 10:55 26-D. Singletary rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - BUF 29 10:13 17-J. Allen pass to 26-D. Singletary for 2 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 4 - BUF 31 9:40 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 82-D. Williams.
4 and 4 - BUF 31 9:36 9-C. Bojorquez punts 43 yards, fair catch by 14-D. Carter.
4Q 9:29 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 26 9:29 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards, ran out of bounds.
2 and 5 - HOU 31 8:56 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 41 yards.
1 and 10 - BUF 28 7:54 4-D. Watson rush for 1 yard. PENALTY on Buffalo, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at BUF 27.
1 and 10 - BUF 22 7:24 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - BUF 17 6:40 23-C. Hyde rush for 2 yards.
3 and 3 - BUF 15 5:57 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 14 yards.
1 and 1 - BUF 1 5:10 4-D. Watson, fumble by 4-D. Watson, aborted, RECOVERED by 23-C. Hyde returned for 2 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 5 - BUF 5 4:42 4-D. Watson pass to 23-C. Hyde for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 2 yards, 2pt conversion SUCCEEDS.
BUF 16    HOU 19    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:52
4Q 4:37 Buffalo
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - BUF 25 4:37 17-J. Allen pass to 26-D. Singletary for 38 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 37 4:26 26-D. Singletary rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - HOU 31 3:45 26-D. Singletary rush for 3 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 28 3:05 17-J. Allen rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 2:22 17-J. Allen pass incomplete.
2 and 10 - HOU 25 2:15 20-F. Gore rush for -3 yards.
Two minute warning
3 and 13 - HOU 28 2:00 17-J. Allen pass incomplete. PENALTY on Buffalo, Illegal Touch Pass (declined). PENALTY on Buffalo, Intentional Grounding, 14 yards, enforced at HOU 28.
4 and 27 - HOU 42 1:41 17-J. Allen, sacked for 19 yards (54-J. Martin).
4Q 1:35 Houston
1 and 10 - BUF 39 1:35 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards.
Buffalo timeout at 1:31
2 and 5 - BUF 34 1:31 23-C. Hyde rush for 3 yards.
Buffalo timeout at 1:27
3 and 2 - BUF 31 1:27 23-C. Hyde rush for 1 yard.
Buffalo timeout at 1:21
4 and 1 - BUF 30 1:21 4-D. Watson rush for no gain.
4Q 1:16 Buffalo
1 and 10 - BUF 30 1:16 17-J. Allen rush for 20 yards, fumble by 17-J. Allen (forced fumble by 27-M. Adams), ball out of bounds.
1 and 10 - BUF 47 1:04 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 82-D. Williams.
2 and 10 - BUF 47 0:58 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 15-J. Brown.
3 and 10 - BUF 47 0:50 17-J. Allen pass to 15-J. Brown for 14 yards, ran out of bounds.
Houston timeout at 0:44
1 and 10 - HOU 39 0:44 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 15-J. Brown.
2 and 10 - HOU 39 0:39 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 19-I. McKenzie.
3 and 10 - HOU 29 0:34 17-J. Allen pass to 10-C. Beasley for 10 yards. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
1 and 10 - HOU 29 0:21 17-J. Allen, spikes Ball.
Houston timeout at 0:20
2 and 10 - HOU 29 0:20 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 82-D. Williams.
3 and 10 - HOU 29 0:15 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 82-D. Williams.
Houston timeout at 0:10
4 and 10 - HOU 29 0:10 4-S. Hauschka 47 yard field goal is GOOD.
BUF 19    HOU 19    Plays: 11    Possession: 1:06
4Q 0:05 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 36 yards, 44-C. Gillaspia returns for 2 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 31 0:04 4-D. Watson kneels for -1 yard.
END QUARTER 4
1st Overtime
1OT 15:00 Houston
BUF 35 4-S. Hauschka kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 25 - No play.
1 and 15 - HOU 20 15:00 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 10 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 30 14:24 23-C. Hyde rush for 2 yards.
3 and 3 - HOU 32 13:41 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 87-D. Fells.
4 and 3 - HOU 32 13:33 9-B. Anger punts 38 yards, fair catch by 18-A. Roberts.
1OT 13:26 Buffalo
1 and 10 - BUF 30 13:26 17-J. Allen rush for -2 yards.
2 and 12 - BUF 28 12:45 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 42-P. DiMarco.
3 and 12 - BUF 28 12:36 17-J. Allen pass to 88-D. Knox for 14 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - BUF 42 11:58 17-J. Allen pass to 15-J. Brown for 1 yard.
Buffalo timeout at 11:24
2 and 9 - BUF 43 11:24 17-J. Allen pass incomplete.
3 and 9 - BUF 43 11:21 17-J. Allen pass to 26-D. Singletary for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 43 10:31 17-J. Allen rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 42 9:48 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 10-C. Beasley.
3 and 9 - HOU 42 9:44 17-J. Allen rush for 4 yards, forced out of bounds. PENALTY on Buffalo, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 15 yards, enforced at HOU 42 - No play.
3 and 24 - BUF 43 9:17 17-J. Allen pass incomplete to 82-D. Williams.
4 and 24 - BUF 43 9:14 9-C. Bojorquez punts 40 yards, downed by 69-R. Ferguson.
1OT 9:02 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 17 9:02 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 27 8:21 23-C. Hyde rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 28 7:43 4-D. Watson, sacked for 9 yards (33-S. Neal).
3 and 18 - HOU 19 6:56 4-D. Watson pass to 25-D. Johnson Jr. for 18 yards. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
1 and 10 - HOU 37 6:01 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 42 5:19 4-D. Watson pass to 12-K. Stills for 10 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - BUF 48 5:01 23-C. Hyde rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - BUF 44 4:16 4-D. Watson pass to 34-T. Jones for 34 yards.
Houston timeout at 3:23
Buffalo timeout at 3:23
1 and 10 - BUF 10 3:23 7-K. Fairbairn 28 yard field goal is GOOD.
END OF GAME
BUF 19    HOU 22    Plays: 9    Possession: 5:39
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