Terrible football games are so much better when your favorite team wins them. For a fleeting few minutes, the Buffalo Bills flirted with the idea of doing just that, but after taking a 31-27 lead late in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, the Bills choked the game away, allowing a late touchdown to Allen Hurns and failing to respond thereafter in a crushing 34-31 loss overseas.
Adding insult to injury: the fact that the Bills trailed the game 27-3 in the second quarter, then were essentially gifted 28 straight points by a hapless Jaguars team that didn't seem all that keen to win their second game of the season. Buffalo dug their early grave thanks to three EJ Manuel turnovers - two of which the Jags' defense turned into touchdowns, and the third of which the offense did.
The Bills weren't done scrapping, however, and after Manuel found Marcus Easley for a 58-yard score (and LeSean McCoy converted a two-point try) to cut the lead to three points, Corey Graham intercepted Blake Bortles and returned it for a score to provide the Bills their first lead since 3-0 in the second quarter. Three minutes later, however, Bortles hit Hurns for the game-winning score.
I'm going to stop writing this post now, because I'm having a hard time processing my slack-jawed, anguished stupor into meaningful words for you to read. This team sucks, and I'm super glad that I don't have to watch them next weekend. Try your best to enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Bills fans.