Bills hold off Eagles with late interception

Buffalo BillsMichael VickDeSean JacksonJason AvantAlex HeneryNick BarnettDrayton Florence

— A nearly miraculous Eagles comeback was thwarted by their fifth turnover with under two minutes remaining, enabling the Buffalo Bills to hold on for a 31-24 victory Sunday in front of 69,083 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Eagles (1-4), who trailed 28-7 and 31-14 in the third quarter, came back late to make a game of it as Michael Vick hit DeSean Jackson with a 31-yard touchdown pass and Alex Henery added a 35-yard field goal to cut the lead to seven points with 9:29 still to play.

But with the Eagles driving toward a possible game-tying touchdown and extra point, the Bills (4-1) forced their fourth interception when Drayton Florence hit wide receiver Jason Avant at the same time an on-point pass arrived from Vick, and Nick Barnett intercepted it.

The Bills then were able to kill the clock by getting 33-year-old veteran defensive end Juqua Parker to jump offsides on a fourth-and-1 near midfield.

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