The Buffalo Bills tried to make it interesting and took the ball late in the fourth quarter with a chance to win the game but for the second straight week couldn't find the end zone on their final possession. The Tennessee Titans came into Buffalo and dropped the Bills 23 to 17 to knock Buffalo to 5-7 and all but officially out of the AFC playoff race.
Chris Johnson was the story of this game for the Titans gaining 153 yards on 23 carries at 6.7 yards per carry and two touchdowns in his second straight big game. Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck was held to just 140 passing yards but had several key passes when needed.
C.J. Spiller had a great first half but the Bills offense was held to just a handful of plays in the third quarter and was playing catch-up in the fourth, limiting his effectiveness over the second half of the game. He finished with 83 yards on only 14 carries with an explosive 35-yard touchdown run. Brad Smith continued his big play with 7 catches for 72 yards to lead Buffalo receivers. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 29 for 46 with 288 yards and a touchdown during the Bills comeback attempt.
I wouldn't say it was the most entertaining game, but it was a close game and in the end Buffalo couldn't get it done. They had two key turnovers and drive stalls in opposing territory. With wins by the New York Jets and New England Patriots, Buffalo's playoff chances go from slim to non-existent. Next Sunday, the Bills will kickoff at 4:15 Eastern time as they play on the left coast against the San Diego Chargers.