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BILLS CRY FOUL AFTER LOSS

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.

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