JACKSONVILLE, FLA.- The Buffalo Bills were unable to overcome an uneven performance to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20.
Buffalo's offense was inconsistent throughout the game. They scored touchdowns on consecutive drives in the second quarter but also did not score a single point in the third quarter.
Bills QB EJ Manuel embodied the inconsistent performance, going 17 for 24 for 193 yards and two touchdowns but also he also threw a horrible interception in the first quarter and had several missed connections with receivers.
The one consistent aspect of Buffalo's offense was its rushing attack, going for a total 198 yards. RB Fred Jackson was the team's leading rusher with 80 yards.
Buffalo's defense was more consistent, forcing four turnovers, two of which kept points off the board for Jacksonville, and recording five sacks. However the defense struggled with big plays, allowing Jacksonville to have five played of 20 yards or more.
The Bills are now 5-9 and 2-5 on the road. Jacksonville is now 4-10 and snapped a three game winning streak.
Despite the win the Bills were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention when the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots.