The Buffalo Bills 20-13 loss to New England was another dose of Patriot poison for fans, but injuries to Tyrod Taylor and others hurts a run for a wildcard spot. The Bills must travel to Arrowhead Stadium on a short week to face a red-hot Chiefs team and the rest of the schedule is no picnic.

Tyrod Taylor played through pain in the closing minutes against the Pats and we should find out no later than Wednesday the extent of the injury.

Taylor wasn’t sharp before the injury in the loss, under throwing long balls to Watkins and Hogan and staring down his receivers. The Bills never really looked to use Taylor as a running option as well other than on a third and short that New England stuffed.

Teams that have forced Taylor to stay in the pocket have been successful against the Bills and Belichick was no exception. The Pats defensive line made it very difficult for Taylor to run wide and out of the pocket all night.

The Bills also lost Mario Williams again in a game, this time with a reported foot injury. Bacarri Rambo left with a shoulder injury, Marcel Dareus left and came back with an apparent injury to a knee and Charles Clay was sidelined for a bit with a neck injury. At this stage of the season those injuries have little time to heal.

So the Bills went into the game against New England sitting in the last wild card slot, but came out behind the Chiefs. A loss Sunday against Kansas City seriously hurts their chances because it gives the Chiefs the tie-breaker.

The Bills put themselves in this position earlier in the season with the loss to Jacksonville and a home loss to the Giants. Coming out of the bye week at 3-4 meant every game was critical and that now goes double for the final six.

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