Buffalo Bills: Week 14 report card from their overtime loss to the Bucs

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Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano played a majority of the snaps at linebackers and between the two, Milano certainly looked more impressive. He finished the game with nine total tackles, one sack, and two QB hits. The Bills linebacker seemed to carry over his strong play in the fourth quarter against the Patriots into this game against the Bucs.

As for Edmunds, he struggled but seemed to play better in the second half. He finished leading the team in tackles with 12 but unfortunately found himself in coverage on Breshad Perriman on the final play of the game that resulted in the long touchdown.

However, that didn’t appear to be the called coverage and the only reason was a mistake by the cornerbacks with Dane Jackson and Levi Wallace following Evans as Greg Vorse shows in this tweet.

Grade: B-


While the potentially blown coverage essentially cost the Buffalo Bills the game, they deserve some credit in a tough matchup against the Bucs. Especially considering this was the first true test without Tre’Davious White, who was replaced by Dane Jackson.

Tom Brady threw for 363 passing yards and two touchdowns, this Buffalo Bills secondary really held their own against Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski. There were a few times that they had a chance to make game-altering plays like Dane Jackson getting his hands on two potential interceptions and Micah Hyde missing an interception on a diving attempt.

This will be the toughest passing attack the Buffalo Bills will face the rest of the season, and considering the opponent, they did a good job.

Grade: B