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Bills Links, 12/9: Buffalo comes up short in defensive battle

The Bills’ offense struggled on Sunday

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The Buffalo Bills’ defense had an impressive showing on Sunday, which ultimately wasn’t enough in a losing effort to the Baltimore Ravens. Today’s links have all of the latest from Sunday’s game at New Era Field, as the Bills continue their quest for the playoffs.

Bills ‘going to feel good about sleeping tonight’ despite losing to Ravens – The Athletic
As comforting as it would have been to upset the molten Baltimore Ravens, the 24-17 setback at New Era Field was bearable. (Subscription required.)

Bills know they’re a good team. Can they be anything more? – The Buffalo News
“We have to figure out how to take that next step as a football team,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said (Subscription required.)

Passing game’s failures factor heavily into Bills’ loss to Ravens – The Buffalo News
Passing game gets an F, run defense gets an A- in Jay Skurski’s report card for Sunday’s Bills loss to Ravens, 24-17. (Subscription required.)

‘They blitzed from everywhere’: Ravens’ blitz overwhelms Josh Allen as Bills offense comes up short – The Athletic
The Bills still control their own destiny. They need to win just one of their final three games to clinch a spot in the postseason. (Subscription required.)

Bills' offensive woes highlights potential playoff issue - Buffalo Bills - ESPN
Bills QB Josh Allen struggled most of the game and was sacked five times. Buffalo's defense did well against Lamar Jackson but was undone.

Buffalo Bills’ comeback attempt versus Ravens falls short: 5 reasons to be encouraged, 5 reasons to worry -
The Buffalo Bills’ defense showed that they are near elite status on Sunday.

NFL Week 15 odds: Buffalo Bills open as slight favorite to Pittsburgh Steelers -
The Bills' Week 15 match-up against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be must-watch TV for both fan bases.

Josh Allen laments slow start in attacking Ravens’ blitzes – The Buffalo News
Josh Allen couldn’t beat the blitz enough Sunday for the Buffalo Bills to pull off an upset of the Baltimore Ravens." (Subscription required.)

Three Takeaways from Bills' 24-17 Loss to Ravens | Cover 1
Though the Buffalo Bills lost a competitive game to the Baltimore Ravens, there are some moral victories to be had, writes Fernando Schmude.

Seven observations from Bills’ loss: Josh Allen has another weak spot to fix, and Bills create the Lamar blueprint – The Athletic
While the Bills held their own against the Baltimore Ravens, the 24-17 loss also provided a window into where the Bills are at present. (Subscription required.)

NFL playoffs 2019: Buffalo Bills’ path to playoffs is simple entering Week 15 -
Sunday Night Football will be a huge game for the Bills.

C1 BUF: Ravens-Bills Postgame Recap Show | Cover 1
Check out the postgame recap from the team at Cover 1.

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Buffalo Bills 17, Baltimore Ravens 24: Rapid recap and notes - Buffalo Rumblings
They kept it close, but couldn’t clinch the win.

Five takeaways: Buffalo Bills defense shuts down Baltimore Ravens, but it’s not enough - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills narrowly lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and showed they belong in the conversations among the better teams in the NFL."

How the Buffalo Bills can clinch a playoff spot in Week 15 - Buffalo Rumblings
Another week, another clinching scenario.

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills stay in driver’s seat despite loss - Buffalo Rumblings
A loss to the Baltimore Ravens doesn’t change Buffalo’s playoff outlook much.