We wuz robbed.
That's the way Ralph Wilson, Wade Phillips, Doug Flutie, Andre Reed and other Bills players saw it after the Buffalo Bills lost in heart-breaking fashion to the New England Patriots after time expired Sunday.
Football history books will show that New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe led the Patriots to a come-from-behind 25-21 win at Foxboro Stadium.
But while Bledsoe raised his broken index finger in triumph, the Bills raised their voices in anger at the two penalties that cost them the game.
" . . . we got robbed," an incensed Wilson said in the Bills locker room.
The two plays before Bledsoe's game-winning pass from the 1-yard line to Ben Coates deep in the end zone were marred by questionable calls against the Bills.
"They (the officials) gave them the game," Phillips said.
A few minutes before, it looked like New England native son Flutie would be the hero again as he led Buffalo back from a 14-0 deficit to a 21-17 lead on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Reed with 6:14 left.
The former Boston College star threw for an NFL career-high 339 yards and two touchdowns.
The victory tied the Patriots (7-5) with the Bills, one game behind Miami and the New York Jets (both 8-4) in the AFC East.