Trent Edwards goes in, down and out

December, 20, 2009
12/20/09
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The sequence nicely sums up the Buffalo Bills' year. It probably sums up the past few seasons.

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With 13:14 left in Sunday's game and the Bills trailing the New England Patriots 17-3, a request was made of Trent Edwards to save the day.

The Bills' quarterback, banished to the sideline a month before, was going to get a shot. Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't getting it done. Interim coach Perry Fewell went to the bullpen.

  • First and 10 at the Bills' 40-yard line: Edwards drops back to pass and gets mauled by Gary Guyton for a 10-yard sack. A facemask by Patriots defensive tackle Ron Brace gives the Bills a first down.
  • First and 10 at the Bills' 45-yard line: Edwards completes a pass to tight end Shawn Nelson for minus-1 yard.
  • Second and 11 at the Bills' 44-yard line: Edwards underthrows slot receiver Josh Reed.
  • Third and 11 at the Bills' 44-yard line: Edwards sacked by Tully Banta-Cain for a loss of 9 yards and suffers an ankle injury. He's done for the day.

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