There are no safe family friendly words to describe the unmitigated disaster that was the Buffalo Bills’ 9-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon, but today’s edition of the Bills daily links will try and explain all of the ways the Bills came up short in an embarrassing loss that is unquestionably the worst setback of head coach Sean McDermott’s tenure in Western New York.
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Recapping the debacle in Duval
This was a stunning result. Coming into Sunday’s Week 9 clash in Jacksonville, the Bills (5-3) and Jaguars (2-6) appeared headed in opposite directions, but it was the Jaguars who emerged with a 9-6 win over one of the top teams in the AFC. We recap the debacle in Duval County, highlighting how the Bills entered as a heavy favorite and departed with more questions about the offensive line, the play of quarterback Josh Allen, the (lack of a) running game, the receivers’ inability to create any separation, and an uninspiring all-around effort.
- Plays that shaped the game: Bills’ one-dimensional offense implodes | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Josh Allen looked like a rookie, Bills were abysmal in shocking loss to Jaguars - Democrat & Chronicle
- Jaguars embarrass Bills in Jacksonville - WGR 550
- Bills’ Josh Allen: ‘I played like s***’; QB details frustration after loss to lousy Jaguars - newyorkupstate.com
- Jason Wolf: Josh Allen’s frustration boils over, and it should after Bills’ loss to woeful Jaguars | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- ‘Starts with me’: QB Josh Allen laments opportunities lost after Buffalo Bills’ stunning defeat - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
- Maiorana: Bills’ dreadful loss to the Jaguars ranks among worst ever -Democrat & Chronicle
- Bills search for answers after tough loss in Jacksonville - BuffaloBills.com
- Simon: Bills didn’t really lose to Jacksonville, did they? - WGR 550
Report card, observations, reactions to Week 9 loss
From a plethora of penalties to a lackluster performance from the offense, there wasn’t much to like from Sunday’s loss, other than the defense doing everything it could to keep the Bills in the game.
- Report card: Undisciplined penalties, unwatchable offense lead to ugly grades in Bills’ loss | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Capaccio: Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Bills at Jaguars - WGR 550
- Report card: Josh Allen said he played like (expletive). So did the entire offense - Democrat & Chronicle
- Bills OL fails Josh Allen, offense vs. Jaguars (Week 9 report card) - newyorkupstate.com
- Observations: Bills’ offense suddenly finds itself in crisis mode | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Unpacking the Bills’ offensive problems in Sunday’s disaster: 7 observations from the loss to the Jaguars – The Athletic (Subscription required).
- Bills Q&A: This was the worst regular-season loss by a good Bills team ever | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Graham: Josh Allen isn’t to blame for the Bills’ ghastly performance in Jacksonville – The Athletic (Subscription required).
- Bills should bench Cody Ford again after ugly loss to Jaguars (5 observations) - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills sputter in loss to lowly Jaguars, OL disastrous (Encouraged/worried) - newyorkupstate.com
- Top 3 things we learned from Bills at Jaguars | Week 9 - BuffaloBills.com
Odds and ends
The Bills not only dropped a game to the lowly Jaguars, their All-Pro quarterback, Josh Allen, was victimized by his namesake, Jacksonville’s talented edge rusher, Josh Allen. We also hear a disturbing account from Jacksonville cornerback Shaquill Griffin of how the Bills seemed “like they don’t care” during the game, question the play-calling of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, and examine how the curse of the ManningCast claims another victim.
- Bizarre moment in NFL history - Jacksonville Jaguars’ Josh Allen sacks Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen - ESPN.com
- Jacksonville cornerback on Bills’ sideline: ‘It’s like they don’t care. They don’t deserve this’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- CBS analyst Boomer Esiason on Bills coordinator: ‘What is Brian Daboll doing?’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- ManningCast Curse bites Josh Allen, Bills in stunning loss to Jaguars - newyorkupstate.com