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Second-quarter analysis: Marcus Thigpen's miscue proves costly

The Buffalo Bills haven't been able to figure out what to do at punt returner this season.

Marcus Thigpen had the job at the start of the year before he was cut in favor of Denarius Moore. He didn't give the Bills much, so they decided to bring Thigpen back before Week 12.

Perhaps because he was a bit too anxious to help his team make a big play, Thigpen instead made a big mistake in the second quarter against Philadelphia, muffing a punt that was recovered by the Eagles.

Despite two straight penalties that made it first and 30 from the Eagles' 43-yard line, Philadelphia scored to go up, 14-7, on a 53-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Nelson Agholor. Safety Corey Graham was beaten in coverage on the play.

Two QBs: The Bills again got cute again on offense, but this time it worked. Backup quarterback EJ Manuel came into the game with just over 2 minutes left in the first half for a third-and-1 play, taking the shotgun snap and handing off to LeSean McCoy, who was able to pick up a first down.

Getting it right: Officials huddled and correctly ruled that Eagles receiver Riley Cooper got out of bounds with 9 seconds left after an 11-yard completion. Initially, it was ruled Cooper did not get out, which would have meant time would have expired, but officials convened to correct the call. Bills fans on social media were understandably upset that didn't happen against New England on Monday Night Football, when the game ended on a similar situation following a catch by Sammy Watkins.

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