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Monday, November 17, 2008
Lee Evans silent through three quarters


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Buffalo Bills receiver Lee Evans must detonate in the fourth quarter to fulfill the prediction set forth in an earlier post.

ESPN Stats & Research and stat site FootballOutsiders.com projected a monster game for Evans on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns.

Their analysis showed No. 1 receivers routinely performed well against the Browns' pass defense. The Browns had allowed an average of 84 yards a game to the opponent's primary options, and over the previous four games No. 1 receivers averaged 6.8 catches, 104.3 yards and one touchdown against the Browns.

With 22 seconds left in the third quarter, Evans hasn't caught a pass.

He entered Monday with a team-leading 37 catches for 700 yards and three touchdowns.