4:05 PM ET, October 30, 2011
Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
TORONTO -- Turns out Canadians can warm to a winner.Ryan Fitzpatrick quickly made his expensive new contract pay off, and the Buffalo Bills finally gave their adopted -- and sometimes indifferent -- fans north of the border something big to cheer about.
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The Bills' pass-rush was much maligned entering play Sunday, with a league-low four sacks. But then the Redskins came to town and that all changed.
|Bleh||Sacks||Rank (Entering Week 8)||Sunday|
|-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information|
Mike Shanahan's team was shut out for the first time in his 267th game as an NFL head coach Sunday.
|* - Active streak
-- Source: Elias Sports Bureau
There were notable pockets of Redskins fans throughout the Rogers Centre as part of an announced crowd of 51,579. Fans were late-arriving, as there were numerous empty seats throughout the 54,000-seat stadium. ... The Bills did blame a false start on the cheering fans for doing the wave on a third-and-1 at the Redskins 16 in the fourth quarter. ... Shanahan was the Broncos receivers coach in a 27-0 loss to the Bears on Sept. 9, 1984, the only other time he's been blanked, according to STATS.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.3||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-2||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||5:18||Scott Chandler 20 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:53
|FG||8:50||Rian Lindell 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 42 yds, 2:19
|FG||0:02||Rian Lindell 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 54 yds, 1:05
|TD||11:01||Scott Chandler 15 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 4:04
|FG||3:30||Rian Lindell 41 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 40 yds, 4:22