Buffalo Bills Week 6 Game Ball: OL Andy Levitre

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Mathias Kiwanuka #94 of the New York Giants sacks Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills forcing a fumble at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Game balls after losses are something of a faux pas, we realize, but it's important that we point out the play of Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre in yesterday's 27-24 loss to the New York Giants.

Levitre - who has been Buffalo's most consistent offensive lineman from the moment he stepped onto the field as a second-round rookie in 2009 - was once again stellar despite the Bills' loss in Week 6. What's more, he proved his versatility once again when, after rookie backup left tackle Chris Hairston went down with an injury, Levitre slid from left guard to Hairston's left tackle spot and kept the offense afloat late in the game. Linemen like that are incredibly valuable, folks.

It's tough to imagine a time when Levitre was fighting for his job, but that happened just this past summer, when Levitre inexplicably lost left guard reps to Chad Rinehart. Bills head coach Chan Gailey did use that time to get Levitre reps at left tackle in place of Demetrius Bell, and obviously, those reps came in handy on Sunday.

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