December 10, 2013
Yielding big plays haunts Bills
'Using the definition of a big play as a 20-yard run or 40-yard pass, the Bills have allowed 27 such plays (14 runs, 13 passes), most in the NFL in 2013. That doesn’t count a 38-yard touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Vincent Jackson later in the first quarter Sunday for the Buccaneers during their 27-6 victory.'
Questions? We've got plenty
'How embarrassing is it that, in a week when the NFL set a record for most combined touchdowns, the Bills didn't manage to score one?'
Team veterans say they want a winning finish
'“Obviously it’s not,” said defensive tackle Kyle Williams when asked if the collective accountability of the team is where it should be right now. “The thing about it is it’s got to be everybody or it’s not good enough. If you’re missing one or two, it’s not good enough because this game is unique enough where one guy can’t make a game or win a game for you. If you don’t have everyone on the same page, you’re not going to be effective.”'
Bills are stuck in neutral
'So, to have it happen a second time within a month is abhorrent. One week after suffering a gut-wrenching overtime loss in Toronto to Atlanta, the Bills seemed to be experiencing the same type of post-defeat blahs against the Buccaneers.'
Sunday's loss worst-case scenario for Bills
'On Sunday, Buffalo looked leagues behind a 3-8 team. Manuel folded again on the road (third time), and his detractors suddenly seem louder. For this season to mean anything, one of Buffalo’s units — be it the offensive line, the defense front, either backfield, the receivers or Manuel — needs to establish itself over the last three games.'