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