Monday, October 1, 2012

Bills' offensive trio combines for 6 turnovers in loss


The Buffalo Bills have a quote-unquote "franchise" signal-caller, a savvy veteran in the backfield and an emerging star alongside him. The Bills will go as far as that trio takes them.

Sunday, Buffalo's three offensive leaders were more helpful to their opponent, the New England Patriots, in a 52-28 loss. They combined for six turnovers.

Fitzpatrick was the biggest offender, tossing four interceptions. The Bills led 14-7 at the half, but the Patriots scored 45 points in the second half, including 31 in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to Fitzpatrick's errant throws.

"We turned the ball over a few times in the first half, our defense was able to come up with stops," Fitzpatrick told the media after the game. "They kept us in it in the first half.

"For us to come out and have that type of lead, we have to be able to just continue to put the pressure on them. And it was the other way around. They scored a few times and put the pressure on us. I think we were pressing a little bit. It just did not stop from there."

Tailbacks Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, both coming off of injuries, each fumbled once.

"Way too many turnovers, if you have turnovers like that against a team like that they’re going to take advantage of them," Jackson said. "We didn’t do enough in the second half to help our defense. Way too many three and outs, again the turnovers. Giving them short fields and we didn’t give our defense enough time to rest."

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