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

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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Special Teams

For the second straight week, Matt Haack had an excellent game. The Buffalo Bills punter had six punts for an average of 47.7 yards per punt with four of his six being downed inside the 20-yard line.

As for Tyler Bass, he made all three extra point attempts and two field goal attempts. While the field goal attempts weren’t from long distance, the second attempt came in the closing seconds and one the Bills needed to tie the game up.

In the end, the special teams group did a really good job that helped keep this game within reach.

Grade: A-

Buffalo Bills Team Grade for Week 14

The first half of football was as disheartening as any stretch for the Buffalo Bills this year. It stirred up memories of the Indianapolis Colts game where this team seemingly couldn’t do anything right and was getting beat in almost every facet of the game.

However, that changed midway through the third quarter behind the play of Josh Allen. The Bills quarterback seemingly showed a desire that he didn’t want to quit and wasn’t going to let the players around him quit either.

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That spark seemed to spread through the sideline as the offense started clicking and the defense played tough and was getting stops. There are no moral victories in the NFL but there is a lot of positives that this team should take from this game and hopefully can use it moving forward as they fight to remain in the playoffs.

Grade: B