Sunday, October 10, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Jaguars 36, Bills 26
By Tim Graham
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills still are searching for their first victory after a 36-26 home defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What it means: The Bills are 0-5 for the first time since 1985. They've also allowed more than 30 points in four straight games, something that's never happened in franchise history.
What I liked: Fred Jackson had a nice game in his return to the starting role. The Bills traded Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, clearing the way for Jackson to get more snaps. Jackson ran 12 times for 73 yards. The Bills showed some aggression when Ryan Fitzpatrick went deep one play after the Jaguars fumbled a punt, hitting Lee Evans for a 45-yard touchdown 1:59 into the game.
What I didn't like: Buffalo's defense still makes it look easy for opposing offenses. Jacksonville handed Buffalo a 10-0 lead by the time David Garrard took his fourth snap. Buffalo was soft against the run and the pass. Garrard, perhaps in danger of losing his job two weeks ago, was 16-of-20 for 178 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Maurice Jones-Drew ran 19 times for 84 yards. The Jaguars didn't have to punt all afternoon.
In case you were wondering: Former Bills quarterback Trent Edwards didn't play.
What's next: The Bills are entering their bye week. Their next game is Week 7 at the Baltimore Ravens.