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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Trick play keeps Bills within striking range



Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills haven't been able to do much offensively or defensively, and they've had a costly mistake in the return game.

Terrell Owens has zero receptions in the first half and one catch in three first halves so far this year.

But one special-teams play has kept the Bills close Sunday.

The New Orleans Saints lead the Bills 10-7 at halftime in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

What looked like a budding Saints rout in the first quarter became competitive thanks to the Saints' unsuccessful decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 on their second drive and a Bills fake field goal that went for a 25-yard touchdown -- holder Brian Moorman to Ryan Denney.

The Bills gave the Saints a freebie field goal when punt returner Roscoe Parrish got stripped at his own 32-yard line in the second quarter.