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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/16: Hail Mary dooms Bills in desert

That was a tough one to swallow...

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In today’s edition of the daily links, we break down the good, the bad and the ugly from the Buffalo Bills’ heartbreaking, 32-30 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the desert. Let’s get right to all the news from yesterday’s game.

Game Recap

Bills used to agonizing losses, but Hail Mary is one of the worst - Democrat & Chronicle
Kyler Murray threw a 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with four seconds to play to pull out the victory.

Bills fall to Cardinals on Hopkins’ last-second touchdown - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills dropped to 7-3 following a 32-30 loss to the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ on Sunday. Buffalo heads into the bye week with a 1.5-game lead over the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East.

Bills lose in heartbreaker to Cardinals on touchdown in final seconds | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Just when it appeared Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills would celebrate his 12th fourth-quarter game-winning drive, Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals had other ideas.

Bills see victory ripped away in final seconds, enter bye week reeling - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The banged-up Bills, who were seconds from stealing a victory in Arizona, suddenly feel the Dolphins closing in on them in the AFC East.

‘SHOUT!’ postgame podcast: A heartbreaker for sure as Buffalo Bills lose on a Hail Mary -
Listen to the post-game podcast from Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot.

Bills’ McDermott on final play: ‘It should not have come down to that’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“At the end of the day, they had two special players and made a special play,” head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on a video conference.

Column: On the verge of being a hero, Josh Allen shoulders blame for Bills’ last-second loss | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Pick a word, and perhaps an expletive, and you’ll properly describe the Buffalo Bills’ side of a 32-30 loss against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at State Farm Stadium.

Bills’ Cole Beasley helps deliver late lead vs Cardinals with 11 catches | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Cole Beasley had been involved in an ending like this once before, back when he played for the Dallas Cowboys. But he was on the winning end.

Analysis as Buffalo Falls to 7-3

DeAndre Hopkins posterizes Bills’ best for astonishing win – The Athletic
“In basketball terminology,” Hopkins said, “they call it somebody getting dunked on. But it was on three people.” (Subscription required).

Analysis: DeAndre Hopkins shows his greatness in breaking Bills’ hearts | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
DeAndre Hopkins isn’t that fast.”

Takeaways from Bills loss beyond the final play – The Athletic
The missed opportunity doesn’t take away from the bigger picture: The Bills can play with just about anyone in the NFL. (Subscription required).

With a competitive team, comes the possibility of heartbreak - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills fell to the Arizona Cardinals 32-30 in Week 10 of the NFL season to drop to 7-3 in 2020. They’ll now head into the bye week.

Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary leave fans in awe - WGR 550
The Hail Mary from Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins to lift the Cardinals over the Bills had social media buzzing on Sunday and wondering where it ranked among the greatest catches.

Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs continue to produce -
Learning from the loss, Beasley and Diggs shine and the defense continues to force turnovers.

Report Card/Instant Observations

Bills report card: Cardinals’ Hail Mary catch never should have happened - Democrat & Chronicle
Bills report card: Hail Mary catch by DeAndre Hopkins never should have happened.

Report Card: One play drastically changes Bills’ pass defense grade | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Jay Skurski grades the Buffalo Bills after their 32-30 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium.

Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Bills at Cardinals - WGR 550
Sal Capaccio’s Arrow Up/Arrow Down following the Buffalo Bills 32-30 loss at the Arizona Cardinals.

Josh Allen’s late game heroics not enough for Bills vs. Cardinals (5 reasons to be encouraged, 6 reasons to be worried) -
Buffalo was one prayer away from leaving Arizona 8-2.

Bills fall as Cardinals’ prayers answered on Hail Mary (Week 10 report card) -
A Hail Mary in Arizona leads to heartbreak in Buffalo.

Three observations: Another poor third quarter hurts Bills - WGR 550
Check out three takeaways from the Buffalo Bills’ 32-30 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Glendale.

Observations: System-wide failures for Bills preceded wild swings against Cardinals | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
There are painful ways to lose, and then there is what happened to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Kyler Murray, Cardinals best Josh Allen, Bills after both throw insane TDs in final minute: Instant observations -
Murray and Allen both finished with three TDs in 32-30 shootout win for Arizona.

Looking Ahead

‘It’s hard to see the bright side right now’ | Bills try to look ahead after tough loss -
Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Josh Allen, Dion Dawkins share their quotes about Sunday’s loss and what’s next for the team.

Bills look to stretch run after crushing loss to Cardinals – The Athletic
This team is supposed to be capable of more. That’s why the pain of these losses hits players in a different way. (Subscription required).

Bills Today | Bills players feel confident in Tyler Bass -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Monday, Nov. 16.

Can the Dolphins, Cardinals, Giants and Raiders win their divisions? Judging Week 10 NFL overreactions -
Buffalo still leads the AFC East, while the NFC West is all square and the NFC East is in chaos.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Takeaways: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills’ mistakes cost them against Arizona Cardinals - Buffalo Rumblings
So close.

Analysis: Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals Hail Mary - Buffalo Rumblings
So...what happened?

Buffalo Bills 30, Arizona Cardinals 32: Rapid recap and notes - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills lost this one in heartbreaking fashion.

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills will still be in first place in AFC East after bye - Buffalo Rumblings
Guys, it’s okay.

AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills remain third in conference, but lose ground following loss - Buffalo Rumblings
What a turn of events.

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown leaves game against Arizona Cardinals with leg injury - Buffalo Rumblings
John Brown has been battling through leg injuries for several weeks now. Against the Arizona Cardinals, he left the game with another.