Stevie Johnson Says Key Fourth-Quarter Drop Against Patriots Was Tougher Than It Looked (GIF)


The Bills could have extended a key fourth-quarter drive if Stevie Johnson had pulled in a pass from EJ Manuel on third-and-two with just under nine minutes remaining.

The ball glanced off Johnson’s fingertips, but still looked catchable. The Bills’ No. 1 wideout says it was not as easy as it looked.

“It looked like the play should have been made, but with my extending how I did, it was like my length just got my hands on the ball,” Johnson told “I felt like it was harder than it was, what really happened. Looking at the film, yeah, I was wide open. I beat the guy … It was tougher than what it looked.”

Not that Johnson is making excuses or anything. The Bills were leading 21-20 at the time. The Patriots came back to kick a game-winning field goal with five seconds left in the game.

Check out the gif below to see just how difficult the catch would have been to make.


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