As the Bills limp into the bye week with a disappointing 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, it might be time to curb your enthusiasm. The billboard was obviously in reference to the Falcons' disastrous Super Bowl loss, in which the team led 28-3, before the New England Patriots stormed back for a 34-28 win in overtime. Taylor has now been held under 200 yards in 3-of-5 games.
This team's defense is playoff quality. But Andy Dalton converted 40 percent of his third downs on a gimpy ankle, rookie running back Joe Mixon ran in a three-yard TD for the winning score as well as the clock-killing final first down, and tight end Tyler Kroft converted a third-and-five with 6:45 left.
The production from the Buffalo Bills' running game is. But not only did Tate finish the game with two catches for 25 yards, the largest output for a wide receiver, Tate has been inactive at times this year.
The Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to face off on Sunday in a big Week 5 game in the 2017 National Football League regular season.
Charles Clay has been the biggest weapon the Bills passing game in 2017. It was the first time in his career he'd averaged less than 10 yards per reception.
"If you become one dimensional, that's not good", Sean McDermott said.
When asked about the talent around him, the first name out of Taylor's mouth was Brandon Tate.
In his third season in Buffalo, Clay recorded 57 receptions for 552 yards and four touchdowns in 2016.
And those pathetic numbers have adversely affected Taylor's numbers which are assessed by cynical fans weekly.
Taylor was sacked six times.
Clay had emerged as a dependable target in the passing game over the last three seasons with Buffalo. Whether it's throwing, whether it's catching, there's protection.it's not just one area. "We learn from it, continue to get better". On the flip side, LeSean McCoy had a fairly quiet day, only gaining 63 yards on 19 carries and Nick O'Leary was the leading pass-catcher for the Bills. Zay Jones continued to struggled on Sunday.
"I'm proud of them", said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.
But in response to a query about no wideouts seeming to be open, he said pointedly, "If that's your opinion, that's fine". I believe he's one of the best corners in the league. Unfortunately, Buffalo's offense didn't take full advantage of those sterling plays, settling for 13 points, when they easily could have had more.
True. It wasn't a great offensive performance. Otherwise, you can be on a team that's losing every week and putting up big chunks, so if we were such a sucky run team, other teams would just let us run the ball. It's a new group. They aren't going to be able to get away with it down the road, either. How I prepare. I trust how good I am and I trust my ability to go make the next play ...
But, given the personnel at wideout, you wonder if that can or will happen.
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