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Coach takes blame for CB benching

Updated: December 3, 2012, 11:56 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Coach Mike Mularkey took the blame for keeping veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis on the sideline in Buffalo.

Mularkey said Monday he "just made a mistake" by sticking with second-year player Kevin Rutland in a 34-18 loss to the Bills.

Rutland got beat for a 51-yard gain on Buffalo's opening drive, which ended with a touchdown, and looked lost on Stevie Johnson's 13-yard TD reception early in the third.

Mathis watched both plays from the sideline, ...

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