Bills Draw Cheers in Canada; Beat Redskins 23-0

October 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM
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Buffalo Bills' Marcell Dareus (99) celebrates a sack on Washington Redskins' John Beck (12) during the first half of an NFL football game in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdowns and the Bills defense had nine sacks in a 23-0 win over the injury-riddled Washington Redskins in Buffalo's adopted home north of the border on Sunday.

Scott Chandler caught both touchdown passes, including a 15-yarder to open the third quarter, that put Buffalo ahead 20-0. Fred Jackson had 120 yards rushing and 74 receiving in helping the Bills (5-2) get off to their first 4-0 start at "home" since 1995.

Buffalo also won a regular-season game at Toronto for the first time in four trips since the cross-border series began in 2008.

The Redskins (3-4) have lost three straight and continue to unravel due to injuries. Without running back Tim Hightower and receiver Santana Moss, the John Beck-led attack managed 178 yards of offense and 10 first downs.