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Orton hits Watkins for TD with 1 second left in Bills 17-16 win over VIkings

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton (18) throws a touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton (18) throws a touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) breaks a tackle by Minnesota Vikings' Josh Robinson (21) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) breaks a tackle by Minnesota Vikings' Josh Robinson (21) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton (18) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton (18) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins on a 2-yard touchdown for the winning score with 1 second remaining as the Buffalo Bills beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-16 on Sunday.

The touchdown capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive which Orton extended by converting a fourth-and-20 and a third-and-12. Orton set up the decisive score with a 28-yard pass to Chris Hogan at the Vikings 2.

Orton overcame an interception, a lost fumble and six sacks to finish 31 of 43 for 283 yards and two touchdowns — both to Watkins.

It was Orton's second last-second victory in three starts for Buffalo (4-3), which overcame injuries to running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.

The Vikings defense forced four turnovers. Teddy Bridgewater went 15 of 26 for 157 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions as Minnesota (2-5) lost its third in a row.

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