September 23, 2014
Bills ease up on the gas
'“We’re slowing the game down and trying to do a little bit more to put us in situations where we can go in and substitute and get the best players in with the young guys and start using more of their talent,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said. “We still have it. There are times where we can go in and do it, but right now we’re just trying to play the game and use our players with the best talent and get them the football.”'
Marrone missed chance to make a bold statement
'Marrone had two choices: He could take the offsides, giving the Bills a fourth-and-1 at the opposing 43; or he could take the holding call on the return, giving the Chargers the ball at their own 9-yard line.'
Reality bit the Buffalo Bills
'The Bills' running game is overrated. They gain yards because they run it just about more than any team in the NFL. But when you break it down, the runs aren't all that effective.'
EJ Manuel, Buffalo Bills offense shows inability to play from behind in Week 3 loss to Chargers
'On Sunday, Manuel threw the ball 39 times and completed only 59 percent of his passes. He was also 7-for-21 for 49 yards when throwing to wide receivers. Once the offense became more one dimensional, Manuel wasn't able to carry the offense.'
Sammy Watkins snap count, and 5 observations from the stats
'Watkins' struggles went beyond the stat sheet and the one play he took off. Pro Football Focus graded him as at -4.0, a grade worse than only two other players on the Bills' offense. EJ Manuel's quarterback rating when throwing to Watkins was 39.6 just a week after it was 137.3 when throwing to Watkins against the Dolphins. Needless to say, Watkins will have better days.'