The Morning Charge: Fallout from a frustrating loss

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The Buffalo Bills couldn’t do enough to beat the New York Jets for a second time in 2018. That and more in today’s Morning Charge.

Maybe we will all be happier about this latest Buffalo Bills loss when the NFL Draft rolls around next year. For now, it is fine to be upset.

The Bills were ahead on the scoreboard for most of the afternoon, only to lose both the game and Matt Milano in the final minutes.

The game also featured a matchup between two of the top quarterbacks taken in this year’s draft, but there didn’t seem to be much of any national attention on this one. The records likely played into that being the case.

The Bills are now 4-9 and are tied with the Jets at the bottom of the AFC East. The team is playing competitive football, but back-to-back losses to divisional foes is a frustrating sight for fans.

Yet this was always Brandon Beane’s plan heading into the season. The players are still fighting hard, but there is just not enough talent there to be a contender. Next year will be when expectations can be higher, as close losses like this one to Jets will be tough to tolerate after so many years of losing.

We look back at yesterday’s loss in a Monday edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Slim playoff hopes fade away in loss to the Jets (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

Here is my take on the ninth loss of the season. There were some positives to take from the game, but winning is obviously what matters most.

7 observations from Buffalo Bills – New York Jets (12/9/18) (WKBW, Joe Buscaglia)

Talking both positives and negatives from the loss to the Jets. If you want a breakdown of how bad the special teams was, this piece is for you.

Stephen Hauschka undergoes examination following cheap shot (Bills Wire, Nick Wojton)

This hit was incredibly dirty and should result in a fine. There is no need to take out a defenseless player. Especially one who is a kicker.

Josh Allen’s legs leading Bills in rushing but not to wins (, Mike Rodak)

It is fun to watch Josh Allen rush for so many yards. But this is not a sustainable offense moving forward.

The team needs to have much more production from whoever lines up in the backfield alongside Allen.