In a tough first loss for Buffalo, RB Fred Jackson was one of the few Bills players to deliver.
Jackson led the team in rushing and receiving yards with 34 and 78, respectively, in addition to scoring the Bills only touchdown of the day.
In his post-game press conference, Jackson admitted that the offense was out of sync from the beginning.
"It started from the first drive. We didn't come out, we didn't make some plays," he said. "We have to go watch film and see what it was we didn't do right and that's just it."
On the scoring drive, things looked like they might start to go the Bills' way. Most of the plays were short passes and short runs intermingled with a 17-yard run by Jackson and a 15-yard catch by WR Robert Woods – although not before offsetting penalties that would redact a 21-yard pass to Woods.
The cap on the 11-play drive was the short dish to Jackson who took the ball to the right, behind his teammates blocking, bounced to the left where he saw a lane and punched it into the end zone to bring the Bills to within 10.
"Our offensive line did a great job," said Jackson of the touchdown play. "They got out and reading their blocks they were kicking guys out, and I got behind those. It was just an opportunity to get into the end zone. They did a tremendous job blocking for me downfield and I was able to find a little crease and get it in."
That would be it, however. The next four drives would end with two punts, a safety, and a miscommunication on a pass when going for it on fourth down. The opportunities were there, but the team was unable to capitalize.
"We didn't make plays," he said. "We've made plays in the first two weeks and we didn't make any (Sunday). That's probably the difference in the game."
As disappointed as the team co-captain was in the final score, Jackson made it clear to his teammates that they can't think the sky is falling.
"Like I said, it's Week 3. You don't overreact, you don't go in and try to revamp everything," said Jackson. "You come in and go to work. We lost to a good team. They came in and made plays, you've got to give them credit. When they came in, they executed the game plan, we didn't execute as an offense. Had some three and outs, didn't convert on third down like we needed to. You just look at it like that.
"It's Week 3. You don't panic. Just like in Weeks One and Week Two, you don't get too hot. All we do is, we come in and continue to work. We'll look at the film and see what we can improve on and continue to do that."