Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bills' loss a tale of two halves for Sammy Watkins

The Buffalo Bills wanted to get wide receiver Sammy Watkins involved Sunday, and that they did--at least for one half.

Watkins hauled in six catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs, helping Buffalo to a 16-14 halftime lead.

The star wideout, however, was targeted just once in the second half and didn't catch a pass after the break. His team, meanwhile, wound up losing, 30-22, and likely falling out of playoff contention.

"They were giving us different looks," Watkins said, via The Buffalo News. "Those guys get paid, too. So he (Tyrod Taylor) didn’t want to have another turnover just trying to force me the ball. And I think for the most part the wide receivers and tight ends were making plays in the first half — we all were — and we didn’t do that in the second half.

"I think if we would have had more of a sense of urgency and came out more alive we could’ve gotten the win.”

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