Buffalo Bills Can’t Overcome Brutal First Half
The Buffalo Bills projected starting offense scored a pair of touchdowns during Saturday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it wasn't until they fell behind 24-0 when they finally managed to score. And it wasn't until their ninth drive of the game and 19th of the preseason when they finally put one in the end zone.
E J Manuel connected with Mike Williams on a 14-yard pass play and Fred Jackson ran 8 yards for a touchdown to account for the Bills scoring, but hardly enough to overcome a horrible first half.
The Bills turned the ball over three times in the opening 30 minutes on an interception and two lost fumbles. After a fumble by C J Spiller in the first quarter, the Bucs drove 39 yards for a touchdown. E J Manuel's fumble in the second quarter was returned 17 yards for a touchdown. After that Jackson gathered the team on the sidelines for a little pep talk.
E J Manuel finished 19 of 28 for 198 yards and the one touchdown. He says this team has a lot of pride and they know they have a lot of work to do.
After a dismal game and with only one more left before they start playing for real, what does the coach say to his team after the game?
The Bills close out the preseason Thursday night against the Detroit Lions.