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Give them plenty to cheer about.
Fitzpatrick threw two TD strikes to Scott Chandler as Buffalo (5 2) dominated the Washington Redskins 23 0 for its first regular season win of the Bills Toronto Series.
Sunday’s contest was the sixth of eight Buffalo will play here through next season. The resurgent Bills (5 2) who’ve missed the NFL playoffs since 1999 improved to 3 3 in Toronto but are just 1 3 in regular season contests.
The attendance was 51,579, meaning none of the games have been a sellout at Rogers Centre,
which seats 54,000 for football. Once again, the contest again lacked the atmosphere and buzz of a traditional Bills home game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
But for the first time in the series fans were loudly pro Bills and actually gave them a feeling of home field advantage. While again a myriad of NFL jerseys coloured the crowd,
many spectators vocally supported Buffalo (4 0 at home this season) when its players came the field to start the contest, then booed the Redskins when they arrived.
Buffalo dominated the contest as the offence moved smartly under Fitzpatrick, who overcame a lost fumble and interception in the end zone. The defence sacked Washington starter John Beck nine times the second highest total in club history had two interceptions and a blocked field goal in its first shutout since 2006.
“That was one of the things coming in,
give them something to cheer about,” Fitzpatrick said. “I thought they did that today.
“I think there was more excitement today than there has been in years past.”
Wilson critical of playing in Toronto
Safety George Wilson was critical of playing in Toronto last week but was appreciative of the crowd Sunday.
“The fans were really excited and got into the game,” he said. “It was just good to have an exciting environment out here today.”
Bills head coach Chan Gailey agreed,
sort of. He said crowd noise was why Buffalo was flagged for a false start on third and one in the fourth quarter.
“I have to teach them when it’s third and one not to do the wave,” he said with a chuckle. “If we can learn that, that would help us but they were great.
“The crowd was really into it. It helped us they [Washington] had to call timeout because of the noise. It was good.”
Especially considering Gailey was very concerned with Buffalo coming off a bye week.
“Scared to death because it’s not something that’s normal,
you’re not in your routine,” he said. “You don’t know if your guys are back into it or not.