Ka’imi Fairbairn’s late kick lifts Texans to 22-19 win over Buffalo in NFL Wild Card Round

Ka’imi Fairbairn’s late kick lifts Texans to 22-19 win over Buffalo in NFL Wild Card Round
Former Punahou graduate Ka'imi Fairbairn celebrates following game winning 28 yard field goal over Bills (Source: Michael Wyke, AP)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson provided the late game heroics but former Punahou standout Ka’imi Fairbairn delivered the knockout blow.

The Texans rallied from a 16 point second half deficit to defeat the Buffalo Bills 22-19 in the AFC Wild Card Round on Saturday in Houston.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson drove the ball the length of the field in overtime against a physical Bills defense to set up Faibarin for a 28 yard field goal attempt to end the game -- which split the uprights.

The former Lou Groza award winner was 2-for-2 on field goals Saturday, as he also connected on a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter to cut the Buffalo lead to 16-11 with 10:45 remaining in regulation.

Fairbairn and the Texans will now advance to play the AFC’s number two seed the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead next weekend.

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