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Bills Links, 12/4: Patriots bully their way to 23-3 victory

Offense sputters as the Bills playoff chances dwindle

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The Buffalo Bills put forth a forgettable performance on offense against the New England Patriots, with 115 combined passing yards from Tyrod Taylor and Nathan Peterman. Taylor left with an injury in the second half, in what could have been his last game as a starter for the Bills. No matter where you stand on the quarterback debate, everyone can agree that the Bills passing attack was anemic once again on Sunday.

Most of the post-game discussion has been around Rob Gronkowski’s cheap shot on Tre’Davious White, which should lead to a suspension and/or fine for the Patriots tight end. Despite the apology from Gronkowski after the game, it was an incredibly dirty play that could also force White to miss time with a concussion.

The Bills will host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, hoping to cling to the slim playoff chances that the team has remaining.


Joe B: 7 observations from Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots (12/3/17) - WKBW.com
The Buffalo Bills tried to take down the mighty New England Patriots, but instead, left with their third loss in four games.

New England Patriots beat Buffalo Bills: 3 reasons to be encouraged, 5 reasons to worry | NewYorkUpstate.com
The New England Patriots continued their dominance over the Buffalo Bills.

What Bills coach Sean McDermott said after loss to Patriots | NewYorkUpstate.com
Among the main topics after the game were the slumping offense, Tyrod Taylor's injury, and Rob Gronkowski's dirty hit.

Have we seen the last of Tyrod Taylor starting? - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn break down the loss to the Patriots.

Sean McDermott: "Continue to Get Better" - BuffaloBills.com
Head Coach Sean McDermott addressed the media following the 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots at New Era Field topics include; QB Tyrod Taylor update, protecting the football, and executing on offense.

Bills Today: Joe Webb finds role in offense with wildcat - BuffaloBills.com
Here's the Bills news of note for Dec. 4th.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Two pieces of bad news are all that made the Patriots game memorable - The Buffalo News
"Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Patriots played the Bills and won convincingly in a game that nudged the Patriots closer to a first-round bye and put a damper on the Bills' playoff chances."

Simulcast | Bills vs. Patriots Post Game Reactions - Locked On Bills
Locked On Bills breakdown of the Bills 23-3 loss to the Patriots in week 13.

CAPACCIO: Bills-Patriots: Arrow Up/Arrow Down | WGR 550 SportsRadio
"It doesn’t matter what month or year the calendar says. It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is for the Bills."

4 biggest takeaways from Bills brutal 23-3 loss vs. Patriots | Bills Wire
Highlighting the top four takeaways from the Buffalo Bills' brutal loss to the New England Patriots in NFL Week 13

7 Bills players to watch during final stretch of 2017 NFL season | Bills Wire
With the NFL Playoffs looking out of reach, the Buffalo Bills will watch these 7 players closely during the final 4 games of the 2017 season.

Bills vs. Patriots: Tyrod Taylor hurt in blowout loss (10 observations) | NewYorkUpstate.com
At this point, the 6-6 Bills are holding on for dear life in the playoff picture. But losing Taylor might be the nail in their coffin.

Media react to Rob Gronkowski's cheap shot on Buffalo Bills' Tre'Davious White | NewYorkUpstate.com
Gronkowski was penalized, but not ejected.

What Patriots' Rob Gronkowski said about his dirty hit on Bills' Tre'Davious White | NewYorkUpstate.com
The hit drew boos from the crowd at New Era Field. White is now in concussion protocol.

What Bill Belichick, other Bills and Patriots said about Rob Gronkowski's dirty hit | NewYorkUpstate.com
Will the Bills remember the hit when the teams play again later this month? "Of course. Yeah, for sure. Yes."