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Vic Carucci's Hot Read: Rex Ryan's challenges help cost Bills

KANSAS CITY -- Here are some final thoughts from the Buffalo Bills' 30-22 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday:

>Rex Ryan's challenge game needs some work, to say the least. What was he thinking not challenging what looked like a fairly obvious non-catch by Jeremy Maclin that set up a Chiefs touchdown run and then not challenging an obvious catch (ruled an incompletion) by Chris Hogan that would have given the Bills a first down, but challenging an obvious non-catch by Robert Woods? It is fair to say he had a role in costing the Bills the game.

>It had the definite feel of a playoff game. And the Bills can't be faulted for their effort, which was playoff-like. They played hard, trying to overcome mounting injuries. They just didn't play well enough to beat a good team that did a remarkable job of overcoming multiple key injuries of its own.

>Tyrod Taylor had a great first half, but needed to do more in the final two quarters with the game on the line. He misfired at key times and seemed to have problems finding open receivers.

>The defense should be embarrassed for allowing another no-name back, Spencer Ware, to rush for 114 yards. Just brutal!

>Good job getting Sammy Watkins involved in the first half for six receptions and two touchdowns, but where was he in the second half? Give the Chiefs' defense credit for shutting him down, but so did the Bills' strategy of going away from him.

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