FOXBOROUGH, MASS.- After a 34-20 loss to the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills Coach Doug Marrone said the game was about what his team couldn't do.
"When we really needed to step up and make a play, we couldn't do it," said Marrone, "There was a lot on the line and we left it out there."
The Bills were able to overcome a bad start to put themselves in a position to win the game but several mistakes, most notably giving up consecutive kickoff returns of over 60 yards, killed their comeback effort.
"You could take things, offense defense and special teams, and see at times there were things we haven't done well enough, spotty play. I don't disagree with that," said Marrone.
Another crucial mistake was Marcell Dareus' offside penalty during a New England field goal attempt. The penalty kept the New England's drive alive and QB Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass on the next play. Overall the Bills committed six penalties that went for 54 yards.
"Structure and discipline are two things that we have to do a better job of," said Marrone.
The loss meant the Bills will finish the year with a 6-10 record, the same record as last year.
"If I get up here and start talking about closer this and that, you gotta go out there and do it at the end of the day and we haven't done that," said Marrone.