Change gives Bills a 10th sack in Redskins win

ASHBURN, VA. (AP) —How bad are things going for the Washington Redskins? They’ve been given a new dubious franchise record - in the middle of the week.

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that a scoring change has given the team a 10th sack in the 23-0 victory over the Redskins on Sunday in Toronto.

That’s the second most in Bills history - behind an 11-sack performance at Denver on Dec. 13, 1964.

For the Redskins, it’s the most they’ve ever allowed. The nine sacks had tied a franchise mark that last occurred in 1978.

The change was made on first quarter play when John Beck(notes) scrambled, then recovered his own fumble. It was originally ruled a rushing play but is now a sack shared by Nick Barnett(notes) and Danny Batten(notes).


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Updated Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011