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Bills 13, Browns 6

Posted Dec 12, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, NY---The Browns had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

ORCHARD PARK, NY---The Bills defense forced a late turnover and the running back tandem of Fred Jackson and rookie C.J. Spiller helped run out the clock in their 13-6 victory over the Browns Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Bills improved to 3-10, while the Browns fell to 5-8 after Sunday’s game.

Prior to the interception, the Bills made it a seven-point game when Rian Lindell kicked a 19-yard field goal at the 7:25 mark of the fourth quarter.

The last score of the game was set up by a Browns turnover.

Earlier in the fourth, Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme was hit by linebacker Arthur Moats as it appeared his arm was going forward. Initially, the pass was ruled incomplete and Cleveland was lining up to punt the ball away on fourth-and-three, but the Bills challenged the play.

After the review, the referee overturned the call, ruled Delhomme had fumbled the football and the Bills got possession at Cleveland's 23-yard line.

The Browns had Bills had traded possession and field position with neither team able to score in the third quarter.

Lindell’s 30-yard field goal gave the Bills a 10-6 lead over the Browns with 14 seconds remaining in the first half of action.

Earlier in the second quarter, Phil Dawson had trimmed the lead to one point at 7-6 with 3:52 remaining in the first half, with a 25-yard field goal, his second of the day. The Browns traveled 73 yards in 11 plays and took 5:36 off the clock. Quarterback Jake Delhomme completed 4-of-5 passes for 54 yards on the drive.

Ryan Fitzpatrick's 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver David Nelson on third-and-six gave the Buffalo Bills a 7-3 lead over the Browns with 9:28 remaining in the second quarter.

Fitzpatrick led a 14-play, 89-yard drive that took 8:14 off the clock.

It was Fitzpatrick's 21st touchdown pass of the year and second to Nelson.

With his fourth carry of the game, running back Peyton Hillis became just the ninth player in Browns history to gain 1,000 yards in a season.

He came in needing 38 yards and gained a large chunk of that on a 25-yard gain down the left sideline.

That accomplishment only adds to a successful first season in Cleveland for Hillis, who was acquired in an off-season trade with the Denver Broncos for fourth-year quarterback Brady Quinn.

In just 12 games, Hillis became only the third Browns player to rush for 11 touchdowns, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly as the only other players to accomplish the feat. He’s among the league leaders in third-and-one percentage (nine-of-nine), receptions by a running back, points scored, total touchdowns, first downs and yards from scrimmage.

Dawson capped the nine-play, 54-yard drive with a 19-yard field goal at the 10:14 mark of the first quarter.

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