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BDC 11/11: Bills Defeated by Steelers 23-10

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 11, 2013 – 9:18 am

— The Buffalo Bills were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 at Heinz Field. The Bills fall to 3-7 on the year. The game featured the return of Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel to the starting role after he missed the past four games with a knee injury. Manuel completed 22 of his 39 pass attempts for 155 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Fellow rookie TE Chris Gragg led the receiving group for the day with four catches for 25 yards and a touchdown. The score marked the first career NFL touchdown for the rookie TE. On the ground, RB Fred Jackson had 55 yards and RB C.J. Spiller had 23 yards. With their season totals of 557 yards for Jackson and 501 yards for Spiller, the duo marked the 16th time in Bills history in which two players have rushed for 500+ yards in a season. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bills were led by LB Kiko Alonso, DE Jerry Hughes and S Jairus Byrd. Alonso had 10 tackles including one for a loss and his season total is now at 101 tackles. Hughes had recorded two sacks and four tackles on the day. His two sacks take his season total to 6.0, which is a new career high. Byrd pulled in his first interception of the season on the opening drive. It was the 19th interception of his career. For the Steelers, QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 18 of his 30 pass attempts for 204 yards, a touchdown and one interception. WR Antonio Brown led the way with six receptions for 104 yards and rookie RB Le’Veon Bell had 57 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

8:00 am – Fred Jackson- WGR 550 – The Howard Simon Show

4:00 pm – Eric Wood – WGR 550 – Schopp and the Bulldog

PHOTOS OF THE DAY jairusFS Jairus Byrd intercepted his first pass of the season and returned it 57 yards yesterday in the first quarter against Pittsburgh.
 JerryLB Jerry Hughes tallied two sacks yesterday, raising his season total to 6.0—a new career high for the fourth year linebacker. For the first time since 2000, the Bills have four players with at least 5.0 sacks (M. Williams – 11, Hughes – 6, K. Williams – 5, Dareus – 5).

HEAD COACH DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
On moving forward after the loss:
“…This team, we’re going back home, and we have another big game. We just have to get them ready and go but at the end of the day (Pittsburgh) was able to make the plays, and they were able to beat us. We have to be able to do that to win. We have to find a way to make plays on offense. When we’ve done that, we’ve been in it. We’ve had a good chance to win. Some of those games we won. When we don’t have those types of situations where people are able to do that, it’s very difficult to win right now with the way we’re playing.”

Buffalo News- QB Manuel comes undone with faulty footwork

Buffalo News- Steelers’ run game is on the money against Bills’ defense

Buffalo News- Bills’ Gilmore has a day to forget in coverage

Buffalo News- Manuel, on tight leash, takes big step backward

Buffalo News- A hobbled Johnson bemoans latest loss

Buffalo News- Bills-Steelers quarter by quarter

Buffalo News- Report card

Rochester D&C- Bills lose to road game to Steelers

Rochester D&C- EJ Manuel struggles in return to Bills’ lineup

Rochester D&C- Manuel looked like a rookie

Rochester D&C- Report card

Olean Times Herald- Pounded in Pittsburgh

Olean Times Herald- An uninspired effort results in an ugly loss

Wellsville Daily Reporter- Punchless Bills fall in Pittsburgh

Niagara Gazette- Manuel, Bills take giant step back

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette- Buffalo’s offense doesn’t show up vs. Steelers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review- Run game fails Bills vs. Steelers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review- QB Manuel rusty in return

Altoona Mirror- Manuel struggles to find his footing

AP- Steelers bounce back, drub Bills 23-10

AP- Manuel struggles as Bills fall to Steelers 23-10 Bills offense struggles in loss at Pittsburgh Doug Marrone: ”We didn’t play well today” EJ Manuel’s return ”wasn’t the way I wanted to come back” Stevie Johnson: ”My frustration level is a 10” Hughes raises personal bar

Bills Focus: Bringing the Pressure
Bills Roundup: Offense Struggles in 23-10 Loss
EJ Manuel on His Tough First Game Back
Doug Marrone Postgame Press Conference
Stevie Johnson on Injury, Offensive Issues

WGR 550
Game Wrap: Bills @ Steelers
Sideline Reactions: Steelers 23 – Bills 10
Bills’ Manuel has nightmarish game
Should the Bills be worried?

Steelers Spoil Manuel’s Return
Sunday Blitz: Bills-Steelers Recap
Week 10: Bills vs. Steelers highlights
Manuel connects with Gragg for a late touchdown
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws early interception

Bills offense struggles in loss

A Step Back in the Steel City
EJ Manuel active against Steelers, WR Woods out

Sal Maiorana: EJ Manuel struggles in return to Bills’ lineup
Manuel Says No Excuses For Performance
Manuel Struggles in Return, Bills Lose 23-10

Run game absent in Bills loss to Steelers
Bills dominated 23-10 in E.J. Manuel’s return

Bills, EJ Simply Awful

Manuel struggles as Bills fall to Steelers 23-10

Bills fall to Steelers in Pittsburgh
Photos from the Bills and Steelers Gam

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
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Press Coverage Blog (Buffalo News)
Game ball: Steelers 23, Bills 10
Bills winning Jerry Hughes trade
Bills WR Stevie Johnson has new groin injury, old frustrations
Points after: Steelers 23, Bills 10
Hogan hurt on reception
Third-quarter analysis: Stephon Gilmore gets picked on again
Bills lose Stevie Johnson in fourth quarter
Second-quarter analysis: Steelers control the clock
Steelers cornerback injured
First-quarter analysis: Jairus Byrd shows he’s back
Bills at Steelers inactives: Robert Woods, Jeff Tuel scratched
Bill Parcells: Record doesn’t reflect Doug Marrone’s performance

ESPN Bills Blog
Bills-Steelers: By the numbers
Welcome to Heinz Field
Lawson makes trip, expected to start
Robert Woods inactive for Bills
Halftime thoughts: Steelers 10, Bills 3
Rapid Reaction: Buffalo Bills
Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills
Rust to blame? Manuel, Marrone split
Struggling Gilmore: Wrist still isn’t right

Pro Football Talk
Steelers do something with ball, beat Bills
Steelers up 10-3 at halftime over Bills
Polamalu calls EJ Manuel-led Bills offense “flavor of the week” Around the League
Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense rebounds, holds Buffalo Bills to 227 yards in win
Buffalo Bills are done after loss to Pittsburgh Steelers

Buffalo Rumblings
Steelers-Bills final score: offense inept in 23-10 Buffalo loss
Bills vs. Steelers: drive by drive Twitter recap
Bills-Steelers inactives: Robert Woods out, but Manny Lawson will play

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Offense Awful In Loss At Pittsburgh

AFC East Daily
Marrone, Wood: E.J.’s struggles due to rust, wind
Steelers contain Bills’ run game from outside in

All Sports WNY
Bills Suffer Setback in 23-10 loss to Steelers

Bleacher Report
Bills Must Remain Patient with Manuel
Takeaways from Buffalo’s 23-10 Loss

Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 10

The Sports Xchange
Steelers continue home dominance over Bills
Steelers-Bills: What we learned
Immediate Reactions: Steelers 23, Bills 10

Bills Daily
Steelers Beat Bills Badly 23-10
Anemic Offensive Effort Leads To Loss

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