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Bills...17 Redskins...16

December 03, 2007|From the Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. -- After scoring the game's only touchdown, Clinton Portis lifted his jersey to reveal a shirt that read "In memory of Sean Taylor."

The grief of the Washington Redskins was on full display, in front of 85,000 fans waving their No. 21 towels, but their emotions were shattered when Rian Lindell kicked a 36-yard field goal with four seconds left to give the Buffalo Bills a 17-16 victory.

"It makes your heart drop all the way to your feet," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "We wanted to come out here and win one for Sean, and try to keep ourselves in the playoff run."

Lindell made a 51-yard attempt that didn't count because the Redskins (5-7) called timeout just as the ball was snapped. Coach Joe Gibbs then tried the same tactic again, but consecutive timeouts aren't allowed when attempting to freeze the kicker. The resulting 15-yard penalty gave Lindell an easier kick and helped the Bills improve to 6-6.

Quoteworthy: "There's nobody to blame but myself. I should have known the rule." -- Joe Gibbs, Redskins coach, on calling consecutive timeouts

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