It's that time of the week again: Brendan Harrington, Matt Warren and I are planning out tonight's Buffalo Rumblings Podcast, in which we'll be breaking down yet another Buffalo Bills game, and we're looking for your feedback from yesterday's 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Offensive Player of the Game
Seriously, good luck coming up with even one name for this one.
Defensive Player of the Game
They did enough to keep the game within reach until the fourth quarter, which is saying something, considering how brutal the offense was. Jairus Byrd set up the opening score of the game with an interception that he returned 57 yards, and Jerry Hughes recorded two sacks, upping his season total to six. Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams also recorded sacks - they each have five on the season - and Kiko Alonso added another 10 tackles to his impressive rookie CV.
Turning Point of the Game
There are always several moments in a game worth discussing in this category, but it's probably going to be difficult for any one moment to overcome the third quarter encroachment that turned a Steelers field goal attempt into an automatic first down and, ultimately, a touchdown. Buffalo had been clinging to hope that they could come back in the contest, but in handing the Steelers a 17-3 lead, the game felt over from that moment on.
Goat of the Game
Oh, my goodness, there are so many Bills players (and probably coaches, too) worthy of this honor, but let's face facts: nobody is going to beat out EJ Manuel here this week. (Right?)