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Fitz almost tied 2 times

Posted by Chris Brown on November 1, 2010 – 4:06 pm

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was seconds away Sunday from being a starting quarterback in the last two ties in the NFL Sunday.

Had Ryan Succop not hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal with one second left in overtime to give the Chiefs the 13-10 overtime win, the game would’ve ended in a 10-10 tie. That would’ve made Ryan Fitzpatrick a starting QB in each of the last two ties in the league.

Fitz was also the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 of the 2008 season. Playing for an injured Carson Palmer, who was out for the year with an elbow injury, Fitz went 29-44 for 261 yards and TD in what wound up being a 13-13 tie with Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bills QB admitted he did think about being part of the last two NFL ties in the league.

“Yeah it did cross my mind,” he said. “Ties are terrible and you know you don’t want a tie, but yeah it did cross my mind.”

That was also the game where McNabb infamously said he didn’t know that an NFL game could end in a tie.

Had the Bills in fact tied it would’ve been the ninth tie game in team history and the first since Dec. 10, 1972 when the Bills and Lions tied at 21 all.


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