Texans fall to the Buffalo Bills, 30-21, snapping four-game winning streak

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt looks on from the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Bill Wippert)

The Texans were unable to extend their winning streak to five games, losing to the Buffalo Bills, 30-21.

Tyrod Taylor threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Charles Clay with 1:53 left to lead the Buffalo Bills to a win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
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Bill O'Brien speaks to the media after the Texans loss to Buffalo.


Taylor finished 11 of 21 for 211 yards and three TDs and also scored on an 8-yard run. Buffalo (6-6) snapped a two-game skid and gained ground on the Texans (6-6) in the AFC playoff race. Sammy Watkins had three catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Houston's Brian Hoyer finished 26 of 44 for 293 yards with three touchdowns but was unable to deliver in the clutch. Hoyer threw four consecutive incompletions on the Texans' drive after Clay's touchdown.

The Bills took over and Dan Carpenter secured the win with a 36-yard field goal with 33 seconds remaining. Carpenter otherwise struggled, missing a 50-yard field goal attempt and an extra point.

NOTE: DeAndre Hopkins broke Andre Johnson's single-season Texans record for receiving touchdowns with 10.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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