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29 - 27 Final
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Dawson comes through, Lindell does not as Browns top Bills

Nov 18, 2008 - 7:18 AM ORCHARD PARK, New York (Ticker) -- The Buffalo Bills had a chance to win a game with a field goal but instead heard two dreaded words ... wide right.

Ryan Lindell missed a 47-yard field goal with 43 seconds to play as the Bills came up short in a 29-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.

Phil Dawson won the game with a 56-yard field goal with 1:44 left in the fourth for Cleveland (4-6).

Buffalo (5-5) took over at its own 44 with 1:33 to play and got into position for a potential game-winning field goal but Lindell pushed it wide right. This kick had much less at stake but Bills fans can't help but be reminded of Scott Norwood's miss that could have won Super Bowl XXV.

Norwood's miss too was wide right.

"I missed my line really. I hit the ball, had a good approach, form, snap and hold. It was about the only thing wrong," Lindell said. "That's my job to pick up the slack the offense leaves. I've just got to make that, it's ridiculous. I knew I hit a good ball. Then I looked up and it just didn't stay straight. It didn't come back at all."

Marshawn Lynch ran for over 100 yards and had 10 receptions and Trent Edwards overcame three early interceptions with a late touchdown run that gave Buffalo 27-26 lead.

Brady Quinn then completed a pair of passes for 12 and 16 yards on Cleveland's ensuing possession to set up Dawson's winning kick.

"You can't say enough about Phil Dawson and what he has meant to this team and what he's been able to accomplish in his career," Cleveland coach Romeo Crenell said. To hit a 56 yarder, the game winner, that was tremendous."

Quinn was not particularly sharp but made a couple of accurate throws when called upon. He completed 14-of-36 passes for 185 yards. He did not throw a TD pass, but did not throw in interception either, which is more than could be said for Edwards.

"Each week is going to provide some options for you to go to," Quinn said. "Clearly Kellen and Braylon, we like to get them the ball. They do great things when the ball is in their hands. It kind of sorted itself out with what Buffalo did on defense."

After Edwards scored on a 1-yard plunge to give the Bills the lead, Cleveland took over on its 33. Quinn threw to Braylon Edwards for 12 yards and hit Kellen Winslow for 16 yards down the the Buffalo 39. Three incompletions later, Dawson came on and drilled the kick, his fifth field goal of the night, with a few yards to spare.

"In the spur of the moment you've got to be confident, so as soon as we through the incomplete pass on third down I was ready to go," Dawson said. "I gave Romeo a nod, he had the confidence to send about there, which I appreciate and we were able to get the job done."

"You have to take your hat off to Phil," Quinn said. "All night it's frustrating as an offense to not score a touchdown. He just comes through consistent as can be, as clutch as can be. We can't thank him enough and appreciate him enough or what he does for this team."

Edwards had thrown two interceptions before the game was four minutes old, but the Browns cold only turn them into three points, a 40-yard field goal by Dawson.

Cleveland was up 13-0 in the second quarter after a 2-yard run by Joshua Cribbs, but Buffalo scored the final 10 points of the half to close within 13-10.

Lynch caught an 18-yard TD pass from Edwards in the second quarter and finished with 10 catches for 58 yards. He ran for 119 on 23 carries, including a tough 28-yard run on which he dragged a pair of Browns defenders about 10 yards to the 1. That run set up Edwards' TD sneak.

The Browns led 16-13 after three and then the fourth quarter got off to an explosive start.

Jerome Harrison ripped off a 72-yard run on the first play of the quarter to give Cleveland a 23-13 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Leodis McKelvin streaked 98 yards for a TD to pull the Bills back within 23-20.

Edwards was 16-of-26 for 148 yards for Buffalo, which has lost four straight after a 5-1 start.

"Obviously a disappointing loss for us. We had a chance," Bills Coach Dick Jauron said. "We started off awfully slow and sloppy and we just kept fighting. Guys just hung there somehow and we had a chance to win this. A disappointing loss."








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    CLEVELAND 6 7 3 13 29
    BUFFALO 0 10 3 14 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 40 YD, 5:31. Drive: 6
    plays, 26 yards in 2:11. Key plays:
    Davis 4-yard interception return to
    Buffalo 49; Quinn 12-yard run to
    Buffalo 37; Quinn 12-yard pass to
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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 56 YD
    CLEVELAND 29
    BUFFALO 27 1:39 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 29, Bills 27  4th - 1:39Nov 17 11:47 PM
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    TD BUF
    TRENT EDWARDS 1 YD RUN
    (RIAN LINDELL KICK)
    CLEVELAND 26
    BUFFALO 27 2:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 26, Bills 27  4th - 2:25Nov 17 11:38 PM
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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 22 YD
    CLEVELAND 26
    BUFFALO 20 11:32 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 26, Bills 20  4th - 11:32Nov 17 11:14 PM
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    TD BUF
    LEODIS MCKELVIN 98 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (RIAN LINDELL KICK)
    CLEVELAND 23
    BUFFALO 20 14:33 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 23, Bills 20  4th - 14:33Nov 17 11:03 PM


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    TD CLE
    JEROME HARRISON 72 YD RUN
    (PHIL DAWSON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 23
    BUFFALO 13 14:47 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Browns 23, Bills 13  4th - 14:47Nov 17 10:59 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    CLEVELAND 6 7 3 16
    BUFFALO 0 10 3 13 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 40 YD, 5:31. Drive: 6
    plays, 26 yards in 2:11. Key plays:
    Davis 4-yard interception return to
    Buffalo 49; Quinn 12-yard run to
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    FG BUF
    RIAN LINDELL 22 YD
    CLEVELAND 16
    BUFFALO 13 0:22 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 43 YD
    CLEVELAND 16
    BUFFALO 10 6:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    FG BUF
    RIAN LINDELL 26 YD
    CLEVELAND 13
    BUFFALO 10 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD BUF
    MARSHAWN LYNCH 18 YD PASS FROM TRENT EDWARDS
    (RIAN LINDELL KICK)
    CLEVELAND 13
    BUFFALO 7 6:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD CLE
    JOSH CRIBBS 2 YD RUN
    (PHIL DAWSON KICK)
    CLEVELAND 13
    BUFFALO 0 9:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 13, Bills 0  2nd - 9:52Nov 17 9:33 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    CLEVELAND 6 6
    BUFFALO 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
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    plays, 26 yards in 2:11. Key plays:
    Davis 4-yard interception return to
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    PHIL DAWSON 33 YD
    CLEVELAND 6
    BUFFALO 0 2:28 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 40 YD
    CLEVELAND 3
    BUFFALO 0 9:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 3, Bills 0  1st - 9:29Nov 17 8:57 PM
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