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Buffalo Bills news, 10/14: reactions from the loss to the Bengals

The Buffalo Bills made it interesting but fell to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Get all the reaction here.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Bengals 27 - Bills 24

"Statistically speaking, Marrone's decision to go for the touchdown is a slam dunk and should be duplicated in that exact situation again and again. Once again, we are aided by the Win Probability Calculator on"

Bills notebook: Lewis downplays foot sprain - Sports - The Buffalo News

"We checked it out. I should be fine," Lewis said. "Just a sprain on the foot. They said the X-rays looked good, so I guess that’s positive."

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Chandler and Goodwin spark 4th quarter comeback -
"It was a great job by the coaching staff, Coach (Nathaniel) Hackett calling up plays, the offensive line protecting, and the running backs did a great job running the ball and obviously the receivers and the tight ends so it was a team effort," Lewis said. "We were able to execute two drives and put points on the board.

Bills force overtime, but fall to Bengals 27-24 -
"A lot of things were going in a tough direction, but the players came back, they stood in there and they fought," said head coach Doug Marrone. "We got it back and had an opportunity to win the game, we weren’t able to do that and really all three phases can contribute as well as the coaches. We’re going to go in there and just keep working and keep fighting. It’s going to turn. That’s all we can keep doing."

Marquise Goodwin on his TD - Press Conferences -
Moorman's second Buffalo debut "like riding a bike" - Press Conferences -
Doug Marrone - Press Conferences -

Thad Lewis: "We're right there" - Press Conferences -

Bills Focus: Bills Defense Rallied Late Vs Bengals - VIDEO -
"Despite a slow start, the Bills defense rallied to make some big plays in the second half, which allowed them to stay in the game and force overtime in the 27-24 loss to the Bengals. "

Bills Roundup: Comeback Bid Falls Short in OT - VIDEO -
"The Bills overcame a 14 point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime, but the Bengals were able to convert a 43 yard field goal and were able to escape with a 27-24 win over Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Rolling up sacks
"Buffalo’s sack total is on a solid run so far this season. The Bills through their first six games now have a total of 21 quarterback takedowns after posting three more sacks Sunday. It’s a pace that has only been matched by a couple of other teams in Bills history."

Inside The Bills | Kiko’s 22 tackles the most in a while
"Damien Covington was the last linebacker to post 22 tackles in a game. He did it against Denver back on Oct. 26 in the 1997 season. The only other Bills player with 20 tackles or more in a game since 1994 was London Fletcher, who did it twice (10/10/04 at N.Y.J. & 11/13/05 vs. K.C.)."

Inside The Bills | Gilmore: It’s like playing with one hand
"Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine rotated Gilmore into the lineup on passing downs, knowing it would be difficult for Gilmore to engage and shed a blocking receiver to help support the run on the edge. When faced with making open field tackles Gilmore had trouble, understandably, wrapping up."

Inside The Bills | Bills react: comments from the locker room
Eric Wood, Mario Williams, Leodis McKelvin, Jim Leonhard, Fred Jackson, Marcell Dareus, and Stephon Gilmore give some quick thoughts after the game.

Points after: Bengals 27, Bills 24 (OT) - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals today at Ralph Wilson Stadium ..."

Buffalo Bills' report card vs. Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN
A good day from the offense was marred by a sub-par day on defense, says Mike Rodak in his grade.

Buffalo Bills defense porous against Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN
"Quarterback Thad Lewis held up his end of the bargain. The Buffalo Bills' defense didn't. "

Thad Lewis' strong outing marred by injury - ESPN
"It felt great," Lewis said. "Coming into the game you've got to be confident in this league. If I was nervous in any way, shape, or form, Cincinnati would've ate us up. That first pass let the defensive backs know that our receivers were coming to play."

Lewis gives Bills' QB worries the boot - Bills Blitz
"EJ Manuel was the first player to extend his hand after Thad Lewis hobbled into the Bills locker room Sunday wearing a protective boot."

Backsliding by ‘D’ spoils Bills’ comeback tale - Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan says he really wanted to write the happy ending this time.

Bills’ shoddy tackling is hard to grasp - Buffalo News
"The Cincinnati Bengals’ offense showed up at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday with some quick-strike answers to the Buffalo Bills’ defensive pressure tactics."

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"The Bengals won the field position battle in the extra frame, winning the game on a 43-yard Mike Nugent field goal. Another tough home loss for the Bills, who dropped a similar game in Week 1 to the New England Patriots."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Bills Still Showed Some Spunk
"I am totally on board with Doug Marrone going on 4th and goal from the one. Yes, had they kicked the field goal, maybe they win, but I’m not expecting the Bengals to go 98 yards after Buffalo fails. That’s a difference of Buffalo leading 14-10 or being tied 10-10 and being down 17-7. I hated the play calling, but loved that Marrone knew they were taking four plays."

Bengals vs. Bills: Bengals improve to 4-2 after 27-24 overtime win against the Bills - Cincy Jungle
"Cincinnati called three straight runs, picking up eight yards to the 25-yard line. Mike Nugent converted the 43-yard field goal to give Cincinnati the 27-24 win in overtime, improving their record to 4-2."

Mike Zimmer half time adjustment gave the defense life - Cincy Jungle
"The Bills generated 86 yards rushing in the first half with a 4.1 yard/rush average, converting six of their nine third down opportunities with two possessions that went ten plays or more. During Buffalo's opening two possessions, they reached Cincinnati's three-yard line, scoring once but deflected during a defensive stand early in the second quarter."