BBD Staff Writer: John Maher
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Buffalo Bills looked to rebound against a 3-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in order to keep any slim playoff hopes alive.
Those hopes quickly died Sunday.
BBD Editor: Dan Hope
Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone at least publicly stated Friday that he believed his team was still in the playoff hunt, but that became a serious long shot after Buffalo lost to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. That led to the suggestion from some media members and Bills fans that the team should turn their focus away from making a playoff run, and toward developing its young talent as much as possible in preparation for 2014.
But regardless of what the Bills’ goal was Sunday, it wasn’t accomplished, unless that goal was to tank for better draft position.