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MNF nightmares continue as Bills fall to Pats

If you're into moral victories, you got one from the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football; they went into New England and stood toe-to-toe with the mighty Patriots for four quarters.

But these are the Buffalo Bills.  Nursing a 24-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Buffalo found a newly torturous way to fumble away a night game victory, dropping a 25-24 decision in Foxboro.  Tom Brady threw a touchdown strike to TE Ben Watson to cut the score to 24-19 with a hair over two minutes left; then Leodis McKelvin fumbled the ensuing kickoff, setting up another Brady-to-Watson score to win the game with less than a minute remaining.

Buffalo had a last-ditch effort to pull out a win on a final drive, but a lateral scramble play fell far short of the mark.

The Bills have now dropped three consecutive MNF games in the final seconds.  In 2007, the Dallas Cowboys pulled out a last-second win by the same score.  In 2008, the Bills missed a field goal as time expired to drop a 29-27 decision to Cleveland.  Tonight, they completed the trifecta.

If you're looking for a word from me, it's "numb."  I'm thrilled with the way the team played, and so, so incredibly frustrated that this young team is still lightyears away from knowing how to close out games.  We'll have time to digest in the morning.  For now, express your grief in the comments section.