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Buffalo Bills news, 11/11: putting out the dumpster fire in Pittsburgh

The Buffalo Bills have a mess on their hands. See all the game recaps you can stomach.

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Bills offense struggles in loss at Pittsburgh -
Marrone: "We have to find a way to make plays on offense. When we’ve done that, we’ve been in it. We’ve had a good chance to win. Some of those games we won. When we don’t have those types of situations where people are able to do that, it’s very difficult to win right now with the way we’re playing."

Doug Marrone: "We didn't play well today"
EJ Manuel's return "wasn't the way I wanted to come back"
Stevie Johnson: "My frustration level is a 10"

Hughes raises personal bar -
"Sunday’s production brought him to six sacks this season a new single-season career high. He’s also racked up 33 tackles — 21 solo and 12 assisted."

Bills Focus: Bringing the Pressure - VIDEO -
"For the first time in 13 years, the Bills have four players with at least five sacks after bringing down Ben Roethlisberger 4 times on Sunday."

Bills Roundup: Offense Struggles in 23-10 Loss - VIDEO -
"EJ Manuel's return to the lineup did not help Buffalo's struggling offense, as Pittsburgh scored 23 straight points in a 23-10 win over the Bills."

Inside The Bills | Bills still maintaining resolve
"Of course, it always hurts," said Marcell Dareus. "But we’re going to continue to stay together and do the best we can, because eventually it’s going to turn for us. Once it does, I don’t think nobody’s going to be able to stop us."

Inside The Bills | Stevie: My frustration is a 10
"I’m just frustrated," said Johnson. "I’m not discouraged by anybody on the team. It is a loss. It’s very frustrating. My frustration level is a 10. When you’re losing games nobody should be happy."

Manuel, on tight leash, takes big step backward - Sports - The Buffalo News
"They were outplayed in all three phases. The defense played soft against the run and gave up big plays in the passing game. The offense was terrible. Punter Brian Moorman was dreadful. The play calling was uninspired and amateurish. The players gave in to discouragement after getting off to a slow, non-opportunistic start." At least good ol' Jerry is back. No more sunshine from him!

Bills’ Gilmore has a day to forget in coverage - Sports - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski goes through Stephon Gilmore's difficult season.

Bills notebook: A hobbled Johnson bemoans latest loss - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Johnson has been dogged by groin, lower back and hip injuries much of the year. He will need to get hot over the final six games to record a fourth straight 1,000-yard season. He’s on pace for 754 yards as it is."

Report card: Steelers had Bills on the run - Sports - The Buffalo News
It's bad.

Steelers’ run game is on the money against Bills’ defense - Sports - The Buffalo News
"'Nickel-and-diming' is how Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus described the Steelers’ run game Sunday. All that loose change, however, added up to 136 yards on the ground in a 23-10 Pittsburgh victory at Heinz Field, a loss that dropped the Bills to 3-7 on the season."

QB Manuel comes undone with faulty footwork - Sports - The Buffalo News
"During the first 55 minutes of the game – before the Bills managed a garbage-time touchdown drive – Pittsburgh held Manuel to just 79 passing yards and 10 completions in 25 attempts. Buffalo’s offense had only 140 total yards in the first 55 minutes."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Steelers 23 - Bills 10
Joe Buscaglia's views from the sideline are spot-on. "The loss against the Steelers could be seen as the game that got away of the season. Buffalo was in perfect position to potentially come away with a victory with the way their defense started the game and how they frustrated Pittsburgh in the early going."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: Should The Bills Be Worried?
Paul Hamilton's meandering thoughts.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Discouraging Day For Bills' Manuel
Chris "Bulldog" Parker gives his thoughts on how bad EJ Manuel was yesterday and what Bills fans need to see moving forward.

Upon Further Review: Buffalo Bills Week 10 - ESPN
"A review of four hot issues from the Buffalo Bills' 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers"

Struggling Stephon Gilmore says wrist still isn't right - ESPN
"Injury or not, that hasn't happened lately. Under Mike Pettine, the Bills' defense requires strong man-to-man coverage to support blitzing and pressure, and if Gilmore isn't playing as well as he or the team would like, they will need to adjust. "

Rust to blame? EJ Manuel, Doug Marrone split - ESPN
Manuel refuses to take the excuses that Eric Wood and Doug Marrone are shelling out for him.

Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
Doug Marrone explains his decision to punt from Pittsburgh's 36-yard line.

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Stock watch: Falling: Punter Brian Moorman. Signed to replace Shawn Powell, who struggled in five games to start the season, Moorman had a tough afternoon. While wind was a factor, Moorman seemed to struggle no matter which direction he was punting."

Monday Takeaways: Steelers romp Bills 23-10 in Week 10 - Behind the Steel Curtain
"Bills OLB Jerry Hughes couldn't have been happier with himself for notching a sack, his team down three scores in the fourth quarter. He beat Kelvin Beachum around the offensive left side, and was able to take down Ben Roethlisberger. He proceeded to celebrate as if he just got his team the ball back in a tight playoff game."

Lawrence Timmons delivers big hit on Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel - Behind the Steel Curtain
This GIF looks so bad.

Bills vs. Steelers final score: Pittsburgh thrashes Buffalo 23-10 - Behind the Steel Curtain
"The Bills (3-7) are among the NFL's worst teams this year, and the Steelers (3-6) aren't much better. Just half a game record-wise, actually, but there is more talent on the Steelers. That was evident during the team's clinching drive late in the third quarter."

Buffalo's offense doesn't show up vs. Steelers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"An optimistic 3-4 start for the Bills has quickly turned to 3-7. Manuel has shown flashes of being franchise quarterback material early in his career -- and it did appear he has learned how to slide and avoid contact while running -- but performances like Sunday's are a reminder that his growing pains will be tough."

Run game fails Bills vs. Steelers | TribLIVE
"Jackson had 55 yards on 12 carries. C.J. Spiller had 23 yards on eight."

Steelers maul Bills: Nick Mendola reacts to the mess |
"Were Jairus Byrd's INT and Chris Gragg's first career touchdown the only highlights? Probably. Nick Mendola weighs in on the dumpster-fire at Heinz Field."