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> GRADING THE BILLS

RUNNING GAME

(C plus): McGahee solid with 95 yards but longest was 13 yards. Might have run a tad more. Didn't convert early in red zone.

PASSING GAME

(B): J.P. was pretty good. Bills moved it through air. Royal misplay on Evans pass a killer. Parrish no catches.

RUN DEFENSE

(F): Gouged all day. This was team's Achilles heel all year. Henry stiff-armed Spikes. Got pounded on final drive.

PASS DEFENSE

(C minus): Could not force Young into a miscue. It's hard to blitz him. Gave up yards on Young's extended plays.

SPECIAL TEAMS

(B): McGee opened with 52-yard KO return. Lindell made 5 FGs. Moorman had punt down to 2. KO coverage had tough time.

COACHING

(C minus): Took too long to decide to go for it. Late third-and-1 pass failed. If Royal catches TD we'd be praising them.

> GRADING THE TITANS

RUNNING GAME

(A plus): Travis hits hole like a ton of bricks. He had 135 yards. Young's 36-yard TD run was a stunner. Awesome.

PASSING GAME

(A): Vince has odd motion but lots of zip on ball. He's accurate, tough to sack and didn't make any mistakes.

RUN DEFENSE

(C): Gave ground to Willis but weren't bad up middle. Played eight-man front a lot. Safeties hit well. Not awful.

PASS DEFENSE

(C): Got three sacks, and pass rush was pretty good late. Decent in own territory. Used blitzes at opportune times.

SPECIAL TEAMS

(B): Hentrich shanked two punts into wind but had clutch punt from own end zone. Pac Man dangerous on KO returns.

COACHING

(A): Fisher is a great coach. Great job mixing blitzes. Great job managing Young. Watch out for this team.

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