Johnson Accepts The Blame
Steve Johnson (USAT Sports)
Steve Johnson (USAT Sports)
Associated Press
Posted Sep 9, 2013

Buffalo wide receiver accepts blame for dropped pass

Bills WR Johnson takes blame for dropped pass

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Steve Johnson is willing to accept the blame a day after the Buffalo Bills receiver's hands failed to back up his big boasts.

A week after claiming the New England Patriots had no one capable of defending him, Johnson dropped the ball in a season-opening 23-21 loss Sunday.

The ever-colorful player is taking the heat after EJ Manuel's pass glanced off his hands to end a drive at midfield midway through the fourth quarter. The Patriots rallied to win on Stephen Gostkowski's 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left.

Johnson took the loss personally, while adding he deserves blame.

There was plenty to go around for a team that squandered numerous opportunities in losing to New England for the 19th time in 20 meetings.

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