The Bills Missed an 82-yard Touchdown On First Play Against The Bucs [VIDEO]
The Buffalo Bills are 7-6 after their loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime this past Sunday. Buffalo played a mess than stellar first half, down 24-3, but roared back to tie the game at 27-27, before some questionable officiating led to the Bills losing 33-27 in extra time.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen didn't play bad in the first half, but there were plenty of missed opportunities in the first and second quarters of the game against Tampa.
One play in particular could have changed the complexion of Sunday's game, and it just so happened to be on the first offensive snap for the Bills offense.
Cover 1, which goes over game tape of Bills games before and after, tweeted out the Bills first offensive snap of the game and it shows that Allen missed a wide open Emmanuel Sanders down the left side of the field, which would have gone for an 82-yard touchdown pass.
Literally, there's nobody over the top on coverage for Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay safety Jamel Dean was cheating underneath and didn't take Sanders at the point of attack, which led to Sanders running free down the sideline and the other safety is way too far away. Josh just didn't wait long enough before taking the checkdown to Devin Singletary; like they mention here, only a half-second longer and Josh sees Sanders in all likelihood.
Sanders was hurt during the game, so he's unlikely to play this Sunday and possibly the following Sunday against the Patriots, which means Gabriel Davis will be called upon more down the stretch.