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Buffalo Bills news, 12/9: Bucs blow out Bills

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out the Buffalo Bills this week. Get the locker room reaction.

Scott Cunningham

Immediate reactions: Buccaneers 27, Bills 6 |

Nick Mendola's recap of the game is a pretty good place to start.

Bills dominated by Bucs in worst showing of season - Sports - The Buffalo News

"Sunday’s miserable loss by the Buffalo Bills wasn’t just a case of bad blocking, tackling, throwing and catching, although the Bills were awful in all of those football fundamentals. There was something rotten with the Bills’ mind-set, or confidence, or resilience; or all of the above."


Bills unable to rebound in loss at Tampa Bay -
"Buffalo came out flat to start the game and never recovered from an early 14-3 deficit as their offense was unable to gain any traction on the ground and their passing game was hit and miss."

Press Conferences
Doug Marrone: "We have a long way to go"
EJ Manuel: "I try to put the pressure on myself"

Bills captains address team postgame -
"After Sunday's loss Doug Marrone prompted his captains to address the team, inviting any other players to speak their mind following the disappointing defeat."

Inside The Bills | Hard not to think hangover
"The Bills appeared to have a hangover type performance in their Week 10 loss at Pittsburgh, when the emotional loss to Kansas City from the week before looked like it lingered in the minds of players. Fast forward to Sunday’s game against the Bucs, again off an emotional overtime loss to the Falcons, and the performance made it hard not to think hangover again."

Inside The Bills | Marrone to scale things back for EJ
"We’ve been giving him more and more and now it’s a point where you have to re-evaluate that," said Marrone.

Inside The Bills | EJ points only at himself after loss
"Manuel, who is now 0-4 on the road in starts this season doesn’t believe there’s any added discomfort when he plays on the road, but they have been the site for his most discouraging performances in his rookie season."

Bills notebook: Offensive line takes a licking against Bucs - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers manhandled the Bills, 27-6, in Raymond James Stadium. The Bills gave up seven sacks. Their running backs averaged 2.2 yards a carry. Offensive linemen committed six penalties for 55 yards. Those flags wiped out 44 yards of gains."

Bills’ dreary performance a ghost of Decembers past - Sports - The Buffalo News
"You judge what’s in front of you, and it’s hard to see any genuine signs of progress after watching the Bills get shredded by a bad Bucs team," says Jerry Sullivan.

Stevie Johnson: It's all about accountability, sort of - Bills Blitz
"After Sunday's 27-6 loss to the Bucs, he talked about the importance of players being accountable -- seconds after shrugging off a question about a pass that deflected off his hands for an interception."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Buccaneers 27 - Bills 6
"They came out with a lethargic energy and failed themselves from the first play to the last. Sometimes there is some good with the bad, but this was an overwhelming and colossal failing effort on the Bills part. To their credit, the Bills owned it from the head coach on down."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Bills Left Their Game And Season In Toronto
"Chris Brown said during the Bills roundtable that the team was not practicing well on Wednesday. Many drills had to be done over and the lapses in concentration spewed over into the game, so here we go again. How many more years do we have to watch this?"

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Loss Looks All Too Familiar
Howard Simon: "But instead of starting a run, the Bills play like they're running for the bus."

Bills take step backward in Sunshine State - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
"It's troubling, then, that the Bills were defeated in resounding fashion Sunday with the coach and players they hope will produce a contender. "

Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"This one was ugly. The Bills didn't come to play, and it showed."

Bills vs. Buccaneers Final Score: Tampa Bay blows away Buffalo, 27-6 - Bucs Nation
Read Bucs fans reaction from after the game.

Bills Roundup: Turnovers, Big Plays Haunt Buffalo - VIDEO -
"Buffalo turned the ball over 5 times and gave up two big plays in the first half for touchdowns in a 27-6 loss to Tampa Bay."

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Byrd climbs interception chart -
"When he caught his fourth interception of the season Sunday, Jairus Byrd also seized the title of most interceptions as a safety since 2009."