HOUSTON (AP) – J. P. Losman came through when he absolutely had to. So did Peerless Price.

Losman hit a diving Price in the back of the end zone for the 15-yard touchdown winning touchdown with 13 seconds left, giving Buffalo a 24-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The play was reviewed, but upheld by officials as Price dragged both feet inbounds.

The game marked the first time the Bills’ offense has scored three touchdowns since Dec. 4, 2005.

The catch by Price was just his second of the game and he finished with 21 yards receiving.

Losman was unstoppable in the first quarter, throwing for 209 yards, but managed just 76 yards after that until the winning drive. On that march, he completed six passes for 55 yards.

The touchdown gave Buffalo (4-6) its first points of the second half.

David Carr tied the NFL record for consecutive completions with 22 in the loss.

Dunta Robinson gave the Texans (3-7) the lead on a 9-yard interception return for a touchdown midway through the third quarter. Losman was throwing out of the end zone when Robinson intercepted the pass intended for Lee Evans to score his first career touchdown and the Texans’ first defensive touchdown since 2004.

Evans and Losman were splendid in the first quarter, connecting for 205 yards and two 83-yard touchdowns. Evans’ first-quarter performance was a Buffalo record for a period and just shy of the NFL record for yards receiving in a quarter of 210.

The first touchdown came after Nate Clements’ interception on the third play of the game. Both were after Evans got in front of Texans cornerback Demarcus Faggins for the easy score.

The 83-yard TDs were career highs for both Losman and Evans and they marked the first time in franchise history the Bills have had two 80-yard passes in a single game.

Losman was 26-of-38 for 340 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Evans finished with 11 receptions for 265 yards, which broke a single-game franchise record. It was a great outing for a passing game that was averaging just 139 yards an outing before Sunday.

Carr opened the game 1-for-3 with an interception on his first pass before completing his next 22 throws. Carr finished 25-of-30 for 223 yards and no touchdowns.

Carr’s completion mark ties the record held by Mark Brunell, who also had 22 consecutive completions in Washington’s 31-15 win over the Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sept. 24. He tied Brunell’s record on a short pass to Wali Lundy for no gain with 6:19 left. The streak was broken when his pass to Andre Johnson with 5:44 remaining fell short.

Lundy cut the lead to 14-7 with a 17-yard run with about three minutes left in the first quarter. That score was set up by a 17-yard reception by Eric Moulds on third-and-8.

Samkon Gado made it 17-7 on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. Moulds also had a key third-down reception on that drive. Moulds, who spent 10 years with Buffalo before being traded to the Texans, had five catches for 68 yards for Houston.

Houston had a chance for the go-ahead score late in the first half, but fullback Jameel Cook fumbled after a reception on the 7-yard line and the Bills recovered. It was his second fumble of the year; he lost the ball against the Giants two weeks ago late in the fourth quarter.

Rian Lindell had a 40-yard field goal early in the second quarter that gave Buffalo a 17-7 lead.

AP-ES-11-19-06 1632EST


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