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Taylor's offense falls flat in comeback attempt vs. Raiders

After leading the Bills to a fourth-quarter comeback in Week 12 against the Jaguars, quarterback Tyrod Taylor could do nothing to slow the Raiders Sunday, going 0 for 3 with an interception when the game was within one possession in the fourth quarter.

The Bills, of course, imploded fantastically in the second half, giving up 29 unanswered points to lose the game, 38-24.

The Bills looked to be in control after Mike Gillislee put them ahead, 24-9, with his second touchdown midway through the third quarter. But the Bills' next six drives went three-and-out, three-and-out, three-and-out, interception, fumble, end of game.

The Bills had two drives in the fourth quarter when they were within one possession.

After Amari Cooper's touchdown put Oakland up, 30-24, the Bills punted following a short run and two incompletions to tight ends. Then, after the Bills defense finally came up with a stop, Khalil Mack got to Taylor on the first play of the drive and deflected a pass that was intercepted. Oakland scored again on its ensuing possession to put the game away.

General manager Doug Whaley has specifically pointed to late-game situations as an area he needs to see Taylor improve. The loss dropped the Bills to 3-9 in games with they've been tied or within one possession in the fourth quarter under Taylor. He now has three touchdowns and four interceptions in those situations.

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