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NFL-Bills follow Manuel to stunning comeback win over Panthers

Reuters

By Steve Keating

ORCHARD PARK, New York, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel tossed a touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson with two seconds left to play to earn the Buffalo Bills a stunning 24-23 comeback win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

With less than two minutes on the clock, the Panthers up 23-17 and the crowd slowly heading for the exits, Manuel came onto the field and marched the Bills 80 yards in 96 seconds hitting a wide open Johnson with an arching two-yard pass to tie the game.

Dan Carpenter then coolly booted the extra point to clinch the victory, wiping away the disappointment of a last-second loss to the New England Patriots a week earlier.

The only quarterback selected in the first round of this year's draft, Manuel has quickly become a fan favorite and won over a few more with a poised display, completing 27-of-39 pass attempts for 296 yards.

Johnson was Manuel's favorite target hauling in eight catches for 111 yards and a touchdown while CJ Spiller had a big afternoon, rushing for 103 yards.

Fred Jackson had the other Buffalo touchdown while Carpenter booted three field goals, including a 55-yarder, as the Bills improved their record to 1-1.

Cam Newton, the NFL's rookie quarterback sensation in 2011, passed for 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns and an interception as the Panthers slipped to 0-2. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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