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Bills Links, 9/18: Loss at Carolina falls on Buffalo's offense

Defense shines for Buffalo, but the Bills fall 9-3

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The Buffalo Bills defense had a fantastic game on Sunday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Carolina Panthers dominated the Buffalo Bills offense.

This edition of the Bills Links has all of the coverage from yesterday’s loss, which leaves many unanswered questions about the Buffalo offense. This includes exetnsive analysis of the final offensive play of the game, where Tyrod Taylor could not connect with Zay Jones. In addition you will also find interviews with Sean McDermott, a closer look at the Bills defense, and Eddie Yarbrough recording his first NFL sack.

Bills vs. Panthers: Buffalo passing offense falters in loss (9 observations) |
The Bills had a chance to make everyone forget his underwhelming day, but a rally fell short and Buffalo left with a 9-3 loss.

Joe B: 7 observations from Bills - Panthers (9/17/17) -
The Buffalo Bills, fresh off their Week One victory, traveled south for their first road contest of the season and found themselves in a defensive slugfest for 60 straight minutes.

CAPACCIO: Bills-Panthers: Arrow Up/Arrow Down | WGR 550 SportsRadio
I’m not sure what I have a harder time wrapping my head around after this game - how poor the offense was overall, or the fact that despite that the Bills still had a legitimate chance to win the game at the end. But they didn’t.

Tyrod Taylor incompletion ends Bills' abysmal performance vs. Panthers - Democrat & Chronicle
The Bills still had a chance to beat the Carolina Panthers in the dying seconds at Bank of America Stadium.

Bills' offense, held to one first-half first down, among NFL's worst - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The Bills' 9-3 loss to Carolina serves as a reminder that their offense stands to hold them back from competing for a playoff spot this season.

1-on-1 with Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott (9/17/17) -
Following the Buffalo Bills' 9-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers, head coach Sean McDermott joined 7ABC's Joe Buscaglia for a 1-on-1 interview.

How do the Bills respond on offense after the Panthers loss? - The Bills Beat with Joe B. and Matthew Fairburn
7ABC's Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn of discuss in their newest podcast, this one all falls on the predictability of the Buffalo offense.

Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Panthers -
Buffalo's pass rush is still fierce, Jordan Poyer looks like a free agent steal and a strong locker room props up a dejected rookie.

Buffalo Bills fall to Carolina Panthers: 4 reasons to be encouraged, 5 reasons to worry |
The Bills couldn't muster up much offense in Week 2.

Stevie Johnson, Andre Reed encourage Buffalo Bills' Zay Jones after drop |
Zay Jones took the drop at the end of the game hard.

4 biggest takeaways from Bills’ ugly 9-3 loss vs. Panthers | Bills Wire
Breaking down the four biggest takeaways from the Buffalo Bills' 9-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 2.

Buffalo Bills defense dominant but offense incompetent vs. Panthers - Democrat & Chronicle
You had to feel for rookie wide receiver Zay Jones Sunday afternoon as he sat in front of his locker with tears welling in his eyes lamenting the one that got away.

Watch Eddie Yarbrough crush Cam Newton for first career sack | Bills Wire
Buffalo Bills' defensive end Eddie Yarbrough has recorded the first sack of his NFL career.

Bills-Panthers: Video Wrap Up - Buffalo Sports Page
Paul Peck has some immediate thoughts on the Bills 9-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Mike Tolbert says Bills are 'a damn good football team' after loss to Panthers |
"Both defenses played great," Tolbert said. "Offensively, we just have to get going a little bit more."

Panthers QB Cam Newton says Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills didn't frustrate him |
The former MVP had just 228 yards passing and was sacked six times for a total loss of 50 yards.

Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor earns high Week 2 grade from Pro Football Focus |
Taylor's stat line was far from impressive, but PFF had Taylor earning the team's top offensive grade.

Bills offense produces a stinker | WGR 550 SportsRadio
There have been numerous (actually way too many) miserable offensive performances by the Bills over the 17-year playoff drought.