NFL Nation: MNF11 rapid reaction

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills are in last place.

The team that jumped out to a 4-0 start and became a fashionable pick to win the AFC continued to tumble Monday night with a wrenching 29-27 loss at home to the Cleveland Browns.

Rian Lindell missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt that would have won it, but the Bills shouldn't have been proud of the effort had they pulled out a victory.

The Bills are 5-5, have lost four straight and five of their past six. They're only two games behind the first-place New York Jets, but with only six games remaining, the hole is substantial.

Wild card? Tiebreakers aren't the Bills' friends. They're already 0-3 against the rest of the AFC East. They've forfeited home-field advantage against the Miami Dolphins, opting to grab the money and move the Dec. 7 game to Toronto, where they'll play in a dome and not the blustery Western New York elements.

 
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 Highlights of the Browns' victory over the Bills.

Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was a detriment from the start. He threw three interceptions in the first quarter -- on his first, third and sixth passes of the night.

He finished with 148 yards and a touchdown -- a dump to Marshawn Lynch, who made a brilliant 18-yard run. Edwards also scored from a yard out on a sneak, but his performance will not be met with favorable reviews by Bills fans.

He failed to complete a single pass to top target Lee Evans and connected with a wide receiver only four times all night.

If not for Cleveland's inability to stop a running game that had slowed to a crawl and Buffalo's return units, the game wouldn't have been close.

Lynch finally had a triple-digit game, going for 119 yards.

Rookie Leodis McKelvin brought back a kickoff 98 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown. Roscoe Parrish returned a punt 34 yards inside the final five minutes and with the game on the line.

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Cleveland Browns held a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter for the third consecutive game.

This time the Browns held on -- barely.

In what could be a sign that Cleveland will not pack it in for the remainder of the season, Browns kicker Phil Dawson made a career-best 56-yard field goal late to seal a 29-27 victory over the Buffalo Bills. The game marked the first career victory for quarterback Brady Quinn, who led the Browns down the field in the final two minutes for the victory.

Cleveland (4-6) is far behind in the playoff race and likely doesn't have much to play for the rest of the season. But it still could be a dangerous team to play down the stretch.

The Browns outplayed the Bills (5-5), who are in the playoff hunt, for most of the game. Despite another shaky fourth quarter, Cleveland also showed poise in key moments for the first time in a while.

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