Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski threw 32 yards to wide receiver Mike Quick with 1:55 left in the game to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter rally that nipped the Buffalo Bills, 21-17, in an NFL game today.
The Eagles (4-4) trailed by 17-0 after three quarters. But in the fourth, they drove 77 yards on 11 plays, and Jaworski, unable to find a receiver, dashed three yards for a touchdown that made it 17-7 with 12:10 left in the game.
Eagles safety Wes Hopkins intercepted a pass by quarterback Vince Ferragamo and returned the ball 24 yards for a touchdown that made it 17-14 with 4:40 to go.
Buffalo (1-7) again was unable to move the ball, and with five minutes left, the Bills punted.
Jaworski threw to Michael Haddix for 16 yards and a first down at the 32. He followed with the 32-yard game-winner to Quick.
"There wasn't a whole lot of room to get it in there, but it was probably my best throw of the game," Jaworski said. "To do what we did, you have to be a little lucky."
The triumph was the third straight for the Eagles, after upsets of St. Louis and Dallas.
Jaworski has rallied the Eagles from a 1-4 mark since he regained his job from rookie Randall Cunningham.