The Bills' 31-25 loss to the Seahawks Monday night dropped them to 2-8 in games when they've been tied or within one possession at any point the fourth quarter with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback.
Taylor had good numbers on the final drive Monday, completing 3 of 5 passes for 42 yards and adding 24 rushing yards, but he couldn't get the offense closer than the 7-yard line and missed Robert Woods on the final play. His only other incompletion was a drop by fullback Jerome Felton. He was also sacked three times.
These are admittedly very difficult situations to grade Taylor on, but games are won and lost in the final minutes every week in the NFL and general manager Doug Whaley has pointed specifically to late-game situations as an area in which he'd like to see Taylor improve. Taylor's receiving corps has been banged up this year, and losing the game doesn't necessarily mean Taylor played poorly, but the numbers show the Bills need him to do better late in close games.
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