Khalil Mack had a quiet afternoon until coming up with a game-changing play early in the fourth quarter.
Tyrod Taylor dropped back to pass in his end zone with 10:53 to play and Mack, the former UB star, came around the right side of the offensive line with his sights set on the quarterback. Taylor didn’t feel the pressure in time and Mack hit his arm as he threw, resulting in a fluttered pass that was easily intercepted by Oakland’s Nate Allen.
The Raiders took over on the 16-yard line and scored four plays later to take a 38-24 lead. That was the dagger, a fourth consecutive touchdown that effectively put that game out of reach for the struggling Bills offense.
Tyrod Taylor drove the Bills into the red zone on their next possession before – who else – Mack came up with a strip-sack and a fumble recovery. Taylor was just 9 for 22 for 81 yards in the second half.
The loss dropped the Bills to 6-6. They’ll need four wins and plenty of help to even think about the playoffs.
Cooper scores: It took until the fourth quarter, but Pro Bowl receiver Amari Cooper finally took rookie Kevon Seymour deep for a 37-yard touchdown that put the Raiders ahead, 30-24.
Miller leaves: Right guard John Miller went to the locker room midway through the fourth. He was the only player on the team who had played every snap this season.