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October 1, 2012

Bills-Patriots rivalry remains lopsided

COMMENTARY

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ORCHARD PARK —

 
Buffalo fans went stampeding for the exits after Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception with 11:19 remaining, a stark contrast from last year, when fans lingered in the stands long after the final whistle, singing and dancing as if they were, in fact, at Woodstock, tearing down the goal posts in their minds.
 
The Bills trailed by two touchdowns at that point. No matter that they scored 17 points in the final 11 minutes of last year’s win, or 21 points in the first quarter of last year’s loss, or that they could’ve put up 28 points in less than 14 minutes earlier in this very game if not for C.J. Spiller's fumble at the goal line.
 
The game was over, and everybody knew it.
 
“Bottom line,” coach Chan Gailey said, “they whipped us.”
 
“That was really embarrassing,” Fitzpatrick said. “Unfortunately, we have been in this situation before.”
 
And they’re bound to be in this situation again.
 
Respond to sports editor Jonah Bronstein via jonah.bronstein@niagara-gazette.com or follow him on Twitter @lebronstein.
 

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