Sunday, December 20, 2009
Trent Edwards goes in, down and out
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The sequence nicely sums up the Buffalo Bills' year. It probably sums up the past few seasons.
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.