** FILE ** Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor (21) escapes the grasp of Detroit Lions tackle George Foster in an NFL football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., in this Oct. 7, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
The Washington Redskins paid tribute to
Sean Taylor before and during a crushing 17-16 loss over the
The Redskins held a pregame ceremony in Taylor's memory and wore
patches on their jerseys with his Number-21. The Redskins also
honored Taylor on their first defensive play, putting just 10 men
on the field while Taylor's replacement, Reed Doughty, stood on the
sidelines with arms crossed.
But a critical error by head coach Joe Gibbs helped the Bills
erase a 16-14 deficit in the closing seconds. Rian Lindell was
facing a 51-yard field goal attempt with eight seconds left, but
the Redskins were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty after Gibbs
called a second straight timeout before the kick. That allowed
Lindell to hit a game-winning, 36-yard kick with four seconds left.
Lindell drilled five field goals for the Bills, who improved to
6-and-6 while dropping the Redskins to 5-and-7.
Clinton Portis scored the game's lone touchdown, a three-yard
run that put the Redskins ahead 16-5 in the third quarter