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Bills Links, 10/9: Tyrod Taylor, depleted Buffalo offense falter against Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo comes up short in Cincinnati as offense sputters.

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After pulling out victories in back-to-back weeks, the Buffalo Bills offense could not make enough plays to get the win on Sunday. There are plenty of questions for discussion including Tyrod Taylor’s play, LeSean McCoy’s struggles, Charles Clay’s injury, the offensive line play, and much more.

The Bills now head into the bye week tied for first in the AFC East with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. Visit Buffalo Rumblings throughout the day for more updates and analysis.

Joe B: 7 observations from Buffalo Bills - Cincinnati Bengals (10/8/17) -
"After a pair of victories that not many people expected them to get, the Buffalo Bills suffered a loss to a team that many thought they should have been able to beat."

Watch: Bills Come Up Short in Cincinnati -
Buffalo couldn't take advantage of winning the turnover battle, and didn't make enough plays on offense in a 20-16 loss to the Bengals.

Buffalo Bills fall to Bengals: 4 reasons to be encouraged, 6 reasons to worry |
Buffalo's offense couldn't take advantage of turnovers in Week 5.

CAPACCIO: Bills-Bengals: Arrow Up/Arrow Down | WGR 550 SportsRadio
A soggy Sal Capaccio weighs in with his weekly Arrow Up/Arrow Down.

Bills done in by ineffective and injured offense | WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The outcome of the Bills-Bengals game can be explained very easily. Cincinnati had A.J. Green and the Bills did not."

Bills vs. Bengals: Tyrod Taylor, offense waste turnovers from defense (10 observations) |
Instead of heading into the bye week 4-1, the Bills are 3-2 and have to stew over a huge missed opportunity.

How much is Tyrod to blame for Bengals loss? - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
"The Buffalo Bills couldn't quite get the job done in Cincinnati, falling 20-16."

Report card: Failing grades for Bills offense in loss to Bengals |
The Buffalo Bills' offense has no where to go but up.

Bills' LeSean McCoy angry with himself as defenses shut him down - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Off to the worst start of his career statistically, Bills running back LeSean McCoy is facing defenses designed to prevent him from getting going.

Bills Today: Tate makes contributions against former team -
"Brandon Tate provides big plays, Taylor finally commits a turnover and Andy Dalton and A.J. Green bring an end to a pair of defensive streaks."

Five Takeaways from Bills-Bengals - Locked On Bills
"This was a game the Bills had every opportunity to win."

Bills squander chances in Cincy loss -
"Rain dampened not only the field at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, but also fan’s belief in the Bills 2017 season after a 20-16 loss to the Bengals on Sunday."

Studs and duds from Bills 20-16 loss to Bengals | Bills Wire
No doubt, the Buffalo Bills came out in a Week 5 matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals sluggish and unprepared.

4 takeaways from Bills’ crushing 20-16 loss vs. Bengals | Bills Wire
Highlighting the biggest takeaways from the Buffalo Bills' 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season.

Tyrod Taylor takes blame for Bills' offense 'laying an egg' against Bengals |
The quarterback is now 1-11 in games in which he attempts 30 or more passes.

What Bills coach Sean McDermott said after loss to Bengals |
Among the main topics after the game were missed opportunities, Tre'Davious White and going into the bye week at 3-2.

Buffalo Bills' veterans rally around Tre White after A.J. Green's big game |
Green finished with seven catches for 189 yards and a touchdown, and three of those catches and 131 of those yards came against White.