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Nick Veronica's quarterly analysis: Final drive falls just short

The Bills got the ball back with 2:41 left in the game, down 31-25. They had 60 yards to go with no timeouts.

A sack backed the Bills into third and 21, but Tyrod Taylor somehow escaped the pressure on the next play and found Robert Woods on the sideline for a 22-yard gain. Seahawks penalties helped the Bills get down to the 7-yard line, but two sacks in a row brought the Bills back to the 15 on fourth down with 20 seconds left.

Taylor scrambled and tried to find Woods again to win the game, but the pass fell incomplete.

The Bills certainly could’ve used that field goal from the end of the second quarter in this situation. A Dan Carpenter field goal here likely would’ve forced overtime.

The Bills were severely hampered in the fourth quarter by center Eric Wood leaving the game with an ankle injury. Backup center Patrick Lewis was inactive for the game, so reserve guard/tackle Ryan Groy had to take over. He struggled.

Sack leader: Lorenzo Alexander regained the NFL lead with his 10th sack of the season. Denver's Von Miller (9.5) had passed Alexander on Sunday.

No Harvin: Percy Harvin, who came out of retirement on Tuesday, did not record a catch in the game.

Third quarter analysis: Taylor's pick ends streaks – Seahawks 28, Bills 17

Second quarter analysis: It's the Jimmy Graham show – Seahawks 28, Bills 17

First quarter analysis: Bills get much-needed fast start & 14-7 lead

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