ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bills Coach Doug Marrone says that there was a lot to like in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers, but a lot to correct as well.
Marrone said that E.J. Manuel demonstrated great scrambling ability and poise during the final 9-play, 80-yard drive to win the game.
He also said that defensive lineman Mario WIlliams was a force, as he marked his 100th NFL game with 4.5 sacks, a franchise record.
Rookie Kiko Alonzo also recorded his first NFL interception and his first NFL sack.
Marrone said that while he is encouraged by those performances, he was discouraged by several aspects of the Bills' game. His team was a minus 1 in turn-overs. They lost the field position battle, giving up an average of 15 yards on drive starts compared to Carolina. Marrone also said that Manuel was inconsistent in both execution and reads.
He put things into perspective though, saying they had all those problems and still found a way to win the game, which is the bottom line.