Bills coach Marrone maintains faith in QB Manuel [7:54 PM]
AP reports: 'He chalked it up to rookie growing pains, adding he would have considered pulling Manuel if the quarterback was the sole reason for Buffalo's struggles. Marrone then stressed there was plenty of blame to go around.'
Regressing Bills take rout in Tampa to heart [7:54 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"There's a lot of little things that really need to be fixed on and off the field with this team," said safety Aaron Williams. "We talked about it as a team. As long as we fix the little things, the inconsistency will stop. The captains know what's going on and they voiced it out. The losing is just getting tiring."'
Snaps to increase for Bills' 'Unga [7:53 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The struggles at left guard, whether it has been Colin Brown or Doug Legursky getting the start, have been well-documented this season. Despite the troubles, it's Urbik and not Legursky who is losing time on the field to the young 'Unga.'
Marrone takes onus off Manuel, reaffirms faith in QB's potential [7:52 PM]
WGR-AM reports: '"I know this. I will say this. He will play to a point one day where I’m going to be able to stand here and say you know what, I’m proud of him. It’s awesome. He’s that type of quarterback that we all want."'
Guard 'Unga to see more playing time [7:50 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It was good for me with it being my first NFL action the opportunity was there and coach gave it to me, which I was grateful for and I seized the opportunity,” ‘Unga told Buffalobills.com. “I had fun. I was jacked up to the max. I came out and yeah the team wasn’t doing good, but on a personal note I was feeling good about the time I got.”'
Byrd climbs interception chart [7:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Yeah, anytime we make a play, I’m like, ‘Let’s go. Here we go,’” Byrd said. “But this isn’t a business of pointing fingers, we win and we lose together. We just have to find a way to win. We have to make sure everyone is on the same page. That’s all we can do.”'
Most lopsided loss of season gets low marks [9:36 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Passing game: F: For only the 15th time in Bills history, a quarterback threw at least four interceptions without a touchdown. Two of the interceptions weren’t Manuel’s fault; Bills receivers could have made catches. For the first time since Rob Johnson in 1998, the Bills allowed at least seven sacks twice in a season. Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham combined for zero catches a second straight week.'
Manuel: ‘I’ve got to get better’ [9:35 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I didn’t do a good job today – plain and simple,” Manuel said after the game. “I’ve got to get better as a quarterback. It’s my responsibility to do that and I have to go hard at everything during the week and just prepare even better.”'
Bills dominated by Bucs in season’s worst showing [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We were talking about things we need to do to get a situation like this fixed,” Jackson said. “We just didn’t get the job done today. We looked like crap. Bottom line, we did not play well. I can’t think of anything we did right. That’s something we need to take ownership of. There’s no one finger that needs to be pointed at anybody. As a team we looked absolutely horrible today and the score showed it.”'
The end justifies the trip for friends of Bucs’ Means [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“There’s about 100 people from Buffalo that I know that were here,” Means said after the Bucs’ 27-6 win inside Raymond James Stadium. “It’s just been tremendous support. Even when I haven’t been playing, people from home are texting me – ‘Keep working hard, keep grinding.’ They all keep me up.”'
Bills’ dreary performance a ghost of Decembers past [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'For the first time, I saw a little quit in them. They looked like a team that had begun to feel sorry for itself, that made a lot of the same old mistakes and hung its head when things went against them. That’s when it started to remind me of past Decembers, when foolish hope turned to jolting reality.'
Offensive line takes a licking against Bucs [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Asked how he would sum up the offensive line’s performance, center Eric Wood replied, “Bad, but you show me any offensive line that played good when you’re down 21 points in the second quarter and I’d love to see it. We just dug a hole and let them tee off on us the whole game.”'
Bills-Bucs quarter-by-quarter [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills actually had a chance to get back in the game in the third quarter. That, of course, presumes the Bills could have played some quality football. They could not.'
Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat down Buffalo Bills in latest loss [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel came into the game with four interceptions all season, and he matched that total before the third quarter was finished, an alarmingly poor performance. However, two were not his fault and could be blamed on wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods.'
Miserable showing for Buffalo Bills [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'This was the low point in a season that has suddenly begun to look like so many others in Buffalo. For a while it seemed like there was some progress being made with a new and energetic coaching staff and some upgrades to the roster.'
Three and Out [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'There may not be a more disappointing player on the Bills roster this season than Johnson. He had another terrible drop where the ball went right through his hands and wound up as an interception. In a year when Johnson really needed to excel and help the rookie quarterback, he has mostly been a non-factor.'
Report Card [1:51 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Obviously, the Bills playoff chances were slim entering the game. Still, there was something to play for, and they saved their worst performance for that spot. It was a deplorable effort in all three phases. Turn off the silly playoff machine once and for all.'
Bills Take A Giant Step Backwards [1:50 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'It was the lackadaisical, unmotivated, disinterested approach the Bills took in their embarrassing loss to the Buccaneers'
EJ Manuel struggles mightily in Bills' loss to Buccaneers [1:49 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: 'The Bills didn't look ready to play football on Sunday. The defense pulled things together in the second half, but the offense looked lost all day long. Buffalo converted just 1 of 11 third downs. Where were the throws downfield to Goodwin and Graham? Grade: D'
If Bills aren't careful, finishing with 11 or 12 losses is a possibility [1:48 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Isn't it lovely, Bills fans?'
Buffalo Bills Week 14 Report Card [1:47 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'I'm not a fan of using numbers a lot when writing the unit-by-unit analysis. But in this case, the stats tell the story. E.J. Manuel: Zero touchdowns, four interceptions. Bills rushing attack: 22 carries for 67 yards.'
Monday's Tampa Bay Coverage [1:40 AM]
Bucs improve to 4-9 with drubbing of Bills (Tampa Tribune)
Rainey breaks Bucs loose early (Tampa Tribune)
Bucs’ Glennon still finding his way (Tampa Tribune)
Bucs’ Jackson shines even in pain (Tampa Tribune)
Bucs-Bills: Quotes (Tampa Tribune)
Defense steps up as Bucs beat Bills (Tampa Bay Times)
Bucs' David on way to greatness (Tampa Bay Times)
Bucs no longer unwatchable (Tampa Bay Times)
Stuff run, pressure QB, run to history (Tampa Bay Times)
How they scored (Tampa Bay Times)
Schiano firmly entrenched in job after Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over Buffalo (Bradenton Herald)
Photo gallery (Bradenton Herald)
Longest Run in Bucs History on First Drive Fuels Dominant Effort (Lakeland Ledger)
David Shining Brightest for Bucs (Lakeland Ledger)
Despite Loss, Frostproof Grad Happy at Home (Lakeland Ledger)
Bucs warming up to success after victory against Bills (Orlando Sentinel)
Bucs rebound in big way as Greg Schiano fights for future (Fox Sports Florida)
Takeaways & observations (Fox Sports Florida)
Photo gallery (Fox Sports Florida)
Bucs Are the Best of the Worst in the NFL (WHFS-AM)
Bucs beat the Bills (WTVT-TV)
Bucs Wrangle Manuel, Bills In 27-6 Victory (WDAE-AM)
Bucs Strike Fast, Smother Bills (Buccaneers.com)
David Continues to Break New Ground (Buccaneers.com)
Rapid Reaction (Buccaneers.com)
Postgame Quotes (Buccaneers.com)
Photo gallery (Buccaneers.com)
Photo gallery (BuffaloBills.com)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)
Photo gallery Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (WGRZ-TV)
Glennon throws 2 TD passes, Bucs beat Bills 27-6 [1:39 AM]
AP reports: 'Manuel, Buffalo's first-round draft pick out of Florida State, was sacked seven times and doubled his interception total for the season.'
Miscues cost Bills in 27-6 loss to Bucs [1:38 AM]
AP reports: '"I find it very difficult after that game to stand up here and defend a lot of things," said Marrone after a lengthy postgame team meeting.'
5 things to know after Bucs beat Bills 27-6 [1:37 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills lead the NFL with 44 sacks, but they only had one Sunday. The Bucs, meanwhile, pressured Manuel all day long led by linebacker Lavonte David, who had two interceptions and a sack. Johnthan Banks and Mason Foster also had interceptions for the Bucs, who lead the league with 21 picks.'
Bucs WR Jackson will play against Bills [1:36 AM]
AP reports: 'Buffalo's inactives are quarterback Jeff Tuel, fullback Frank Summers, defensive back Brandon Smith, guards Mark Asper and Antoine McClain, tight end Tony Moeaki and linebacker Jamaal Westerman.'
Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6 [1:35 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Rookie E.J. Manuel never got into a rhythm in this one, completing 18-of-33 passes for 184 yards and a career-worst four interceptions as Buffalo (4-9) lost for the fifth time in six tries.'
Buccaneers' defense dominates Bills [1:34 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'In a sloppy game that featured seven turnovers, and six personal foul penalties, the Tampa Bay defense stole the show, swarming Manuel and holding the Bills' dangerous running back duo of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller to just 34 yards. Manuel's four interceptions matched his total from his first eight games.'
Buccaneers-Bills: What we learned [1:33 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I think guys here have every right to be frustrated after a game like that," Jackson said. "Bottom line, we didn't play well. You go back and look at film, and I can't think of anything we did right."'
Game Wrap: Bills @ Buccaneers [1:32 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Starting the second half the Bills get the ball and manage their second score of the game, a 46-yard field goal from Dan Carpenter. It looked as though the momentum was beginning to shift as Buffalo forced a three and out which gave them good field position, but two more Manuel interceptions in the third squashed any comeback hopes, and the score would remain 27-6 all throughout the fourth quarter.'
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