The slimmest of slim playoff hopes hung in the balance entering this week. Those hopes were still in play late into the fourth quarter before being, quite literally, punted away.
Chan Gailey twice punted in situations where he could have pressed to put points on the board, once in the first half from the Indianapolis 34 and again late in the game on fourth and eight at midfield. Granted, the fourth down attempt would have been dicey, but the score and clock situation called for different play-calling.
For most of this season the play calls are really what it has all boiled down to, no? The slogan for the 2012 Bills season – for fans at least – has been “why can’t they give the ball to Spiller more?” Whether against the Titans, Cardinals, or the Colts the issue has often revolved around the decisions being made by Chan Gailey.
For the record, Spiller had three touches and a fourth target in the final quarter and only accounted for zero yards (4 rushing, -4 receivin...