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Name that player
J.P. Losman recorded his third win when trailing in the fourth quarter Sunday at Miami. It was also his second in a row. Who was the last Bills quarterback to erase fourth quarter deficits in back-to-back games and win?
Eight is great
For the eighth time in his career Rian Lindell kicked a game-winning field goal putting his 34-yard attempt through Sunday with just 46 seconds remaining. It's his first since his 42-yarder last season against Jacksonville with three seconds left. Lindell also has a good field goal streak going as he has hit his last 11 straight to tie a career long.
Lynch a touchdown maker
Marshawn Lynch's three-yard touchdown run was his sixth rushing score of the season, and is the most by a Bills rookie since Antowain Smith had eight in 1997. With that touchdown Lynch became the fifth Bills rookie with six more rushing touchdowns in a season, joining Joe Cribbs (11), Smith (8), Terry Miller (7) and Greg Bell (7). Lynch now has almost half of Buffalo's touchdowns this season (6 out of 14).
Chris Kelsay's third quarter sack was the first by a Bills player since London Fletcher sacked Miami's Gus Frerotte on Dec. 5, 2005. It was the 30th safety in team history with three now having come against the Dolphins.
Field position edge
Buffalo's special teams units excelled Sunday in creating a positive field position advantage for their offense. Aside from one drive start at their own 20 off a touchback, the Bills offense began every other possession beyond their own 30-yard line. Two of their last three drive starts were beyond their own 40. Meanwhile Miami did not begin a possession outside their 30-yard line, until their final possession. Buffalo's average drive start was an average of 17 yards better in the game.
Reed eclipses Riemersma
Josh Reed posted three catches for 40 yards Sunday. His second catch in the game was the 205th of his career moving him past Jay Riemersma (204) for 11th on the team's all-time list.
Bills tight end Michael Gaines made a key reception on Buffalo's final drive to set up Lindell's game-winning field goal. That catch was his 15th of the season tying a personal season high (15 in 2006). Gaines has now caught a pass in nine straight games, the longest streak of his career.
Despite making only six starts through Buffalo's first nine games, middle linebacker John DiGiorgio is racking up tackles at a breakneck pace. The second-year player tied Terrence McGee for the team lead in tackles Sunday with seven and has quickly climbed the team tackle list. He stands second behind Angelo Crowell (82) on the squad with 68 total.
Name that player answer
Jim Kelly was the last Bills quarterback to stage back-to-back fourth quarter comebacks for victories. He did it in 1990 on Sept. 30 against Denver and the following week (10/7) against the L.A. Raiders.