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Bills Links, 11/12: Pessimism runs rampant after Bills loss to the Browns

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Contrary to popular belief, the Bills are still 6-3

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It was a tough day for fans of the Buffalo Bills, as the team dropped a 19-16 decision to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. This was one of those games that left many unanswered questions for fans of the Bills, and you can find the latest below as part of today’s links.


7 observations from Bills-Browns: Josh Allen’s weaknesses exposed, questionable decisions and more – The Athletic
The Bills are still ahead of the pack in the Wild Card race after the loss to Cleveland, but have plenty of questions to answer. (Subscription required.)

Hyde: We have faith in whatever (McDermott's) decisions are | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Bills safety Micah Hyde joined Schopp and the Bulldog on Monday afternoon.

Buffalo Bills blow late lead to Browns: 6 reasons to be encouraged, 8 reasons to worry - newyorkupstate.com
Buffalo's push for a playoff spot just became more difficult.

NFL Week 11 odds: Buffalo Bills open as road favorite against Miami Dolphins - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills need to rebound after a close loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Josh Allen’s poor decisions on third and fourth downs in second half hurt Bills – The Buffalo News
The Bills converted only 1 of 7 combined third and fourth downs in the second half of the game against the Browns. (Subscription required.)

One thing lacking from Bills’ defensive resume: Takeaways – The Buffalo News
Buffalo has just 11 takeaways this season, a total that ranks tied for 20th in the NFL. (Subscription required.)

Josh Allen's struggles are killing the Buffalo Bills depressing offense - Democrat & Chronicle As has been the case for far too long, the Bills are once again lousy on offense, and quarterback Josh Allen is one of the main reasons why.

Three Takeaways From Bills' Head-Scratching 19-16 Loss vs. Browns | Cover 1
After a heartbreaking loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Buffalo Bills need to do some soul-searching. Fernando Schmude breaks down the biggest takeaways from the Bills' loss.

Bills got blitz heavy vs. Browns: Why it points to a bigger problem – The Buffalo News
"It’s clear the defense must carry the load for the Bills." (Subscription required.)

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Snap count notes: Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns - Buffalo Rumblings
A look at playing time for the Buffalo Bills’ narrow loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Opinion: Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills need to stop relying on the pass - Buffalo Rumblings
Daboll needs to do some self scouting pronto.

Buffalo Bills have a scoring problem under Sean McDermott and Brian Daboll - Buffalo Rumblings
Not breaking news.

Remaining schedules of AFC Wild Card contenders - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of intrigue here.

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills the five seed despite loss to Cleveland Browns - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills stay in the driver’s seat.