Buffalo Bills News: Appreciating AJ McCarron’s fighting spirit

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The Buffalo Bills pulled off an exciting comeback Thursday night to end the preseason. We take a look back in today’s Morning Charge.

It was a rough first half for the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night in the preseason finale. In fact, it was a rough first three quarters.

The defense was gashed by the Bears offense, although it is important to remember most of the starters sat out. That was true on offense as well.

Then the offense was sputtering with AJ McCarron under center. Until it all changed in the fourth quarter.

The Bills put up 25 points including a late go-ahead touchdown to end the preseason on a high note. It was also good news for McCarron, who clearly had some fun.

People may be making fun of this kind of speech in the preseason, but this was a big game for everyone on the field. Most of those players, including McCarron, were playing for roster spots either in Buffalo or on another roster. No better game tape to show off than a huge comeback.

McCarron could have easily gone through the motions and just finished out the game. But instead he rallied this group of second and third-string guys to pull off a win they will always remember, even if the fans don’t.

We look at that and more in a Friday edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Preseason ends with a comeback victory over the Bears (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

A quick recap of the game that changed any prewritten pieces. It was fun, but now we look ahead toward roster cuts.

Sean McDermott says AJ McCarron is ‘absolutely’ still alive in QB competition (Bills Wire, Nick Wojton)

Has McCarron played himself back into the starting conversation? Perhaps leading a comeback with lesser talent around him proved he can handle himself no matter the circumstances.

McCarron rallies after poor start, Bills beat Bears 28-27 (ESPN.com, Mike Rodak)

Another postgame piece that breaks down the highs and lows of the exciting comeback victory.

Buffalo Bills final 53-man roster projection (Buffalo Rumblings, Brian Galliford)

And finally, an updated roster projection after last night’s game. We will finally know the true roster this weekend, but changes will likely still be made once other teams cut players as well.