Bills kiss playoffs goodbye for another year

Falcons RB Steve Jackson (39) scores a TD on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter against the Bills...

Falcons RB Steve Jackson (39) scores a TD on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter against the Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Sunday, December 1, 2013. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

TORONTO -- His voice cracked and his eyes welled. Tears didn’t flow, but his emotions sure did.

Head coach Doug Marrone was no different than any Buffalo Bills fan after the franchise’s latest, inexplicable, soul-scrunching loss -- 34-31 in overtime to the woeful Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Rogers Centre.

Marrone had just watched his Bills twice fumble away a glorious chance to jump back into the thick of the chase for the final AFC wildcard playoff spot.

“I’m hurting,” Marrone said. “I mean, I am. I am mad. I’m mad. I’m not going to sit here and try to come across and smile and everything, I’m upset. There are words that I can’t use to describe how I feel.”

Fans said them, rest assured.

 


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