Buffalo Bills Fall In Ugly Second Half Showing In Oakland
It was a tough thing to watch as the Buffalo Bills gave up four straight touchdowns in the second half to turn a 15 point Buffalo lead into a 14 point loss. After being held to just nine points in the first half the Oakland Raiders found their offense after the break while the Bills turned in a miserable effort on both sides of the ball in falling to the Raiders 38-24.
What's the difference between the Bills and the Raiders? The Raiders have a bona fide star quarterback in Derek Carr while the Bills are stuck with a gimmick. Tyrod Taylor had a miserable second half missing open receivers and finishing the game 18 of 35 for 191 yards and an interception. Carr meanwhile led the Raiders with 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The story of the game is former UB standout Khalil Mack who had 7 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also caused the Tyrod Taylor interception when he bumped Taylor's arm as he was throwing to set up Oakland's clinching touchdown. Quite a day for Mack, who was the NFL defensive player of the month for November.
LeSean McCoy finished with 130 yards rushing marking the first time this season the Bills have lost after McCoy ran for over a hundred yards. Mike Gillisee ran for a pair of touchdowns to pace the Bills scoring while Taylor scored the other Bills touchdown.
The loss drops the Bills to 6-6 and extends their winless stretch in Oakland. The Bills haven't won a game in Oakland since 1966. The Bills return home for the first of three straight games at New Era Field next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.