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Bills’ Eric Wood calls performance vs. Jets “terrible”

Eric Wood

Buffalo Bills’ Eric Wood reacts during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. The Jets won 27-11. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)


Eric Wood, the Bills’ center and offensive captain, had harsh words for his own team in describing Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

“That was a game, we kind of threw it away,” Wood told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “Credit them. They played well. They were able to hit some big plays on us, but that’s on us.”

Wood noted that the Bills were able to move the ball on the Jets, but weren’t able to score. The Bills had to settle for field goals on four different drives inside the Jets’ 25-yard line, and they had another drive end with a failed fourth-down attempt at the Jets’ 33-yard line. Obviously, Wood would have preferred to score some touchdowns.

“Just a lot of mistakes on offense, and red-zone execution was terrible,” Wood said. “If we score a couple of those times we get down there, it’s a totally different ballgame; we don’t give up six sacks because we’re not getting teed off on in the second half.”

Wood said that the Bills’ early hole forced them to abandon their running game, and that was playing right into the Jets’ hands.

“That’s the name of the game in the NFL,” Wood said. “We set ourselves up terribly for it yesterday.”

That’s not a recipe to win.