The Bills are 5-3 after eight games, but the mood is a lot different Friday morning than it was in the days leading up to Thursday night's game with the Jets.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who has a history of big Thursday games, gained just 25 yards on 12 carries as the running game struggled.
McCoy, though, was reflective after the loss with the eyes of a veteran who has seen the ups and downs.
"We’re not going to panic," he said. "We lost a division game, that’s tough for us. We’re 5-3, we’ll move on, go out next week and get a win, then we’re 6-3 and everybody’s still applauding us.
"But this is good for us, I think – some humble pie. A lot of people kind of doubted us, then we started winning games and people pat us on the back and (told) us how good we are and then you see what happened tonight. So, in the grand scheme of things, I think it’s probably good for us."
McCoy expressed disappointment and the level of intensity he saw from the Bills.
"Our intensity wasn’t high," he said. "I felt like we were lackadaisical. Small mistakes that we haven’t made in the past we made today. It started in the beginning of the game – small things like the linemen, onsides, but we’ll get it together. Tonight we just didn’t bring it."
And he pointedly criticized his own effort.
"I think adversity hit us and we didn’t respond well, particularly myself," he said. "I didn’t play well at all. I took it as a challenge knowing guys were coming in here trying to stop me, stop the run and I didn’t respond well at all. It’s something we have to work at. It’s a loss, we’ll go back to the drawing board, watch the tape, learn from it. We’ll have a nice time off, get the bodies right and get ready for the next game."