The Buffalo Bills wanted EJ Manuel to let it rip on Sunday and the results put the Bills in a hole early in the game. Without seven seconds, the Jacksonville Jaguars scored two touchdowns and moved to a 21-3 lead. The Bills did put up the final 10 points of the quarter and at halftime, the Jaguars lead the Bills 27-13.
Early in the game, Manuel had a chance to get the Bills on the board with a touchdown but he underthrew a wide open Chris Gragg. Buffalo had to settle for a field goal and 3-0 lead after the series. After Jacksonville got on the board with a touchdown pass from Blake Bortles to Allen Robinson, the Bills imploded.
A Manuel sack and fumble led to a defensive touchdown by Chris Clemons. Manuel came back out on the next series and immediately threw an interception to Telvin Smith that resulted in another defensive touchdown.
After another Manuel interception, this time to Paul Posluszny, the Jaguars scored their first rushing touchdown of the year. T.J. Yeldon rushed for a 28 yard score on a 3rd and 2 play where the Bills had a chance to tackle the back in the backfield.
Down 27-3, Manuel finally put together some good plays. He made an outstanding touchdown pass to Robert Woods and led the team on a field goal drive late in the half.
Manuel doesn't believe all of the blame in the first half. The offensive line has performed very poorly on Sunday and Jacksonville wide receivers have picked up big gains in the receiving game.
Jacksonville will receive the ball to start the second half and the Bills will need to step up their game on both sides of the ball if they hope to pull off a comeback.