One week after fumbling their season away, the Buffalo Bills showed they have no further interest in showing up the rest of the season.
At least, that's the impression they left after being trampled 27-6 by the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
EJ Manuel threw four interceptions, and his offensive line allowed him to be sacked seven times. While Manuel has showed bright spots this season, he has also showed that he can be vulnerable to rookie mistakes, and that was on full display Sunday.
Manuel, however, didn't receive much help. He was under constant pressure, and his receivers weren't very interested in showing up. Stevie Johnson yet again proved to have cement for hands, allowing a Manuel pass to bounce off his hands and pop in the air, which led to an interception. TJ Graham couldn't seem to get open and Buffalo's running attack disappeared. The Bills also committed 11 penalties for 114 yards, one of which negated an explosive CJ Spiller touchdown off of a screen pass.
It appears the Bills are content with fizzing out this season after showing such promise for most of the year. Last week's loss to Atlanta had obviously taken a lot out of the young team in Buffalo, and it's clear they are looking forward to next year. Unfortunately for the Bills, and their fans, they still have three games remaining.
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