Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/27/12

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills hands off the ball to Fred Jackson #22 during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
BY DAN BEGNOCHEQuarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had his fair share of missed opportunities downfield in the Buffalo's Bills' loss on Sunday. That seems to be becoming a nasty habit for the veteran signal-caller.While Fitzpatrick connected with wide receiver Stevie Johnson for a 63-yard strike that lead to a field goal, he missed more than one deep throw that could have turned the game around.The most apparent of those misses was an overthrown pass to running back C.J. Spiller on a free play after the Colts jumped offsides. (photo: Matt Britt, Flickr)“I get them to jump offsides and I miss C.J. Then we have a down the field shot to Donald (Jones) we do not complete,” Fitzpatrick told reporters. “Being able to hit those big plays would help.”The problem may be two-fold when it comes to those big plays. For one, Buffalo has cut down on its downfield shots this year compared to years past. Fitzpatrick has attempted more than 50 passes of 20 yards or more in each of past two years, according...
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