Game recap: Bills fall to the Panthers 9-3

The Bills suffered their first loss of the season against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

Dec 13, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After an impressive win last week against the Jets, the Bills failed to secure a win against the Panthers in Week 2. In what was a game where not a single touchdown was scored, the Bills offense could not get anything going. The running game with LeSean McCoy went nowhere and it seemed like Tyrod Taylor couldn’t connect with his receivers until the very last drive.

The defense on the other hand absolutely had a great game as a unit. The Panthers could’ve easily put up three touchdowns on three different occasions and the defense came up with big plays that kept the Panthers offense out of the endzone. Although the defense was able to do their part, the offense came up short to score at the last minute to get the win.

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Tyrod Taylor was limited to 125 passing yards and no touchdowns. He didn’t look like he was connecting with his receivers at all. LeSean McCoy was his best receiver with 34 receiving yards, but McCoy struggled heavily in the running attack. He rushed for 9 yards on 12 rushes. The offense had the chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter. Taylor threw the ball to rookie receiver Zay Jones on fourth down with 14 seconds left in the game but the ball hit the finger tips of Jones and fell incomplete. This was the one time the Bills were close to the endzone but came up short. The offense did not produce today and they will need to recap this game to get themselves prepared for the Denver Broncos next week.

The Buffalo defense looked like an elite defense today. They denied the Panthers from getting into the endzone on three different multiple occasions while in the Bills territory. Jordan Poyer continued his madness breaking up multiple pass attempts, one sack and had himself multiple tackles. Jerry Hughes was at his best today and he showed why he is the Bills best pass rusher on the team as he racked up two sacks. The defense overall had six sacks on Cam Newton.

Overall, the Bills defensive play was amazing but the offense could not capitalize which cost them the game. They definitely have to do some work on the offense. If the defense can stay like this, then it will make the offenses’ life easier. The Bills will face the Broncos next week at home and will look to go to 2-1 on the season.

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