Buffalo Bills news 12/4: Analyzing Bills overtime loss to Falcons

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The tape doesn't lie. Local and national writers break down the heartbreaker using the eye in the sky.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review: Bills Vs Falcons

C.J. Spiller stands above the rest while Doug Legursky, Arhur Moats, Ron Brooks, and Nicekll Robey had bad days. Jim Leonhard stands alone at the bottom of the list in a game that also featured a bad day from Kiko Alonso. Head inside for Joe Buscaglia's complete grades from the film room as well as his rationale.

Analytics site shows EJ Manuel is NFL's least-accurate passer - Bills Blitz

"Manuel ranks dead last out of the 30 quarterbacks who've handled at least 50 percent of their teams' pass plays. When the field is broadened to include quarterbacks who've handled 25 percent of their teams' pass plays, he is tied for 36th out of 38, ahead of only St. Louis Rams backup Kellen Clemens."

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ReFocused: Falcons at Bills - Pro Football Focus
"For all the good on display, there was plenty of ugly to go around as the Bills and Falcons fought themselves as much as their opponents to decide a winner."

From the booth: Falcons at Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"As painful as it may be, we’re compelled to take one last look at Buffalo’s giveaway loss to the Atlanta Falcons with a couple of observations from the radio booth." John Murphy discusses the penalties on Atlanta's game-tying drive in addition to sack numbers and the rushing defense.

3rd down success proving difficult in the 2nd half - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo has a very respectable success rate of 43.1 percent on third downs this season in the first half of games (41-95). Come the second half however, that conversion percentage drops to 27.6 percent (26-94)."

Bills Focus: C.J. Spiller Wired For Sound - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills running back C.J. Spiller takes us inside the action of the game between the Bills and Falcons in Toronto as he was mic'd up for the overtime loss. "

Bills’ future looks bright but the present is disappointing - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo’s record through 12 games in 2012 was 5-7, so 4-8 this season would seem to indicate progress has been scant. But improvement can be seen in the most rudimentary statistics in football. Buffalo is scoring more and allowing fewer points than a season ago, and gaining almost identical yardage while allowing slightly less."

Power Rankings: No. 24 Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Despite their loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills stayed put in our ESPN.com Power Rankings."

Keeping It in Perspective: Week 13 - The Falcoholic
"As for the game itself, as nice as it was to see the win, it is important to keep it in proper perspective. The Falcons beat a Bills team that just isn't that good."

OUR VIEW: Bills' Toronto experiment not working " Opinion " Tonawanda News
"Six years ago when this idea was proposed it had its merits. Even if we had our doubts, we were hoping to be proved wrong. But we didn’t understand the logic of renewing the arrangement this past January. We’d like to see it nixed altogether now."

Reflections on another Bills loss in Toronto - Olean Times Herald: Sports
"It’s pure speculation, and there’s no way to prove the thesis, but it can reasonably be argued that if this game had been played at "The Ralph," the Falcons would not have won."

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