The Buffalo Bills' offense had to take advantage of every small opportunity against the NFL's No. 2-ranked defense Sunday. It did not.
We could pick out many little plays that the offense gave away. One was the offensive pass interference penalty from the Jacksonville 1-yard line that forced the Bills to settle for a field goal instead of getting a touchdown. But that cost the Bills four points. They lost by seven.
Call the play of the game from the Buffalo perspective an incomplete pass for Charles Clay with 5:56 to go.
The Bills were threatening at the Jaguars' 48-yard line.
On second down, Tyrod Taylor had a clean pocket. The pass protection was great. But Taylor got antsy and escaped toward the left sideline. His throw for Clay would have given the Bills 11 yards to the Jaguars' 37.
Had Clay's foot stepped out of bounds before he made the catch? It took the Bills 26 seconds to line up for the next play before Jacksonville finally threw a challenge flag.
Taylor could have and should have gotten the offense lined up faster and snapped the ball. The definitive replay didn't come from CBS until 23 seconds after the officials had blown the whistle ending the play.
Tom Brady and the Patriots easily would have gotten a play off before the challenge.
Instead, Taylor was sacked on the next play and Colton Schmidt punted, ending a potential scoring drive.