ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — If you thought the Bills' backs were against the wall a week ago, they really are now.
Three straight losses are merely the headline for a team that has been offensively stagnant - and now it looks like they will be without Terrence McGee the rest of the way; and possibly Donald Jones, who has an outside chance to return.
One of the biggest stats to come out of the game was that the Bills were 0-for-12 on third down, and failed on both of their 4th down conversion attempts. Receivers dropped 10 of Ryan Fitzpatrick's passes - two of them right into the waiting arms of Dolphins defenders.
The Bills offense was able to manage only 247 yards. They've been talking for 3 weeks about how to fix it. It's desperation time now for a young team.
"We've got a lot of young guys, a lot of guys coming from colleges where you don't experience this. We have a lot of guys coming from big time colleges, where you win, and win, and win, and all they did in high school is win. It's hard when you have a losing streak going and it' hard when you're not being competitive in games. That's where the finger pointing starts, and we're not going to let that happen in this locker room," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"We've got to run the routes in the right place, and be in the right place. We've got to catch it when we throw it. We've got to protect where he doesn't get hit and can stand in the pocket like we did in the early season. All of that plays into it," said head coach Chan Gailey.
The Bills will make one change. Kraig Urbik will move to center going forward. Andy Levitre will return to guard.