Q4, 0:00: That's all she wrote. Turnovers and poor run defense on Buffalo's third-teamers' part kept the score consistent throughout much of the second half. 'Skins win the pre-seaso opener by 3. First impressions coming up tomorrow morning; Film Session early this week (definitely before the Steelers game). Thanks to everyone who joined us for this game thread!
Q3, 10:59: Dwayne Wright fumbles the ball; Washington's recovery leads to a 45-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham. Redskins re-take the lead, 17-14.
Q2, 1:11: An Ashton Youboty interception on Todd Collins sets up Buffalo's first touchdown of the pre-season, a touchdown reception for rookie WR James Hardy from J.P. Losman. Two-point conversion is good (Losman to Justin Jenkins), and we've got ourselves a tied ballgame.
Q2, 3:02: J.P. Losman drives the Bills down the field - utilizing Fred Jackson very nicely out of the backfield as a receiver - but once again, the drive stalls deep and they settle for a short Lindell field goal. Buffalo's scored on five straight field goals dating back to last season's Philly finale.
Q2, 9:49: Led by Todd Collins, the Redskins' offense continues to shred a Bills defense sporting a lot of key players. Ladell Betts takes the screen pass to the house; Redskins 14, Bills 3.
Q1, 0:45: Washington has responded with a 53-yard drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by Clinton Portis. Buffalo's top defensive unit (sans A. Schobel, M. Stroud, T. McGee) was shredded by Jason Campbell and some timely draw plays. Redskins 7, Bills 3.
Q1, 11:28: Washington fumbles the opening kickoff, and it's recovered by Rian Lindell. Bills drive stalls in the red zone, but Lindell nails a short field goal to give the Bills an early lead. (Pass protection for Edwards looks OK; run blocking, not so much.)
Welcome to the official pre-season kickoff of the 2008 Buffalo Bills season! This is your open game thread for tonight's matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins. Tonight, we'll get our first look at a re-tooled Bills roster - sans Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters - in a live setting for the first time.
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Bills inactives: WR Josh Reed, OT Jason Peters, DE Copeland Bryan, LB Angelo Crowell, SS Donte Whitner