The Buffalo Bills' playoff hopes are just about shot.
Their hopes took a drastic hit Sunday with a 23-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, a game that was sealed when Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor was intercepted with just over a minute remaining by Ed Reynolds. The Eagles were able to kneel on the ball after that, pretty much guaranteeing the Bills will miss the postseason for an incredible 16th straight season, the longest streak in North American professional sports.
Taylor's interception was his first since Week Four. He finished the game 19 of 36 for 268 yards, one touchdown and the interception. In three of the Bills' past four games, the offense has gotten the ball back needing a touchdown to either tie or take the lead in the game, and been unable to do it each time. Taylor's record when throwing at least 30 passes in a game this season is 0-5.
Bring it back: The Bills finished with 15 penalties for 101 yards, another embarrassing game in that regard in a season filled with them. The last penalty was a hold on left guard Richie Incognito, erasing a first-down run by Taylor with just over 3 minutes to play. That set up second and 20, and the Bills could not convert a first down on their next two plays.
Nice play: Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin made a terrific interception early in the fourth quarter, ripping the ball away from Eagles tight end Brent Celek. The interception was upheld after a lengthy review after officials determined there was no clear evidence to show it touched the ground.