NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Buffalo Bills by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BUFFALO BILLS (26)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) - Defense blew late leads at home to St. Louis and Tennessee. Otherwise, they'd be 7-6.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 26) - If players keep griping, you have to wonder if Chan Gailey will stick.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 22)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 27) - Can't imagine they won't make a change at QB this offseason.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 25) - OK, so Chan Gailey was technically wrong when he said the Bills are out of the playoff picture. But if they do get there, it would make the Frank Reich's comeback against the Oilers look like child's play.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 26) - The Bills head north this weekend for their annual game in Toronto. It's a home game for the Bills, but there is no home field advantage - Buffalo is 1-3 in those games.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 24) - If you draw up a game plan to lose you probably have C.J. Spiller touch the ball no more than eight times. Unbelievable.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 25) - This high-priced defense has some talent, but no character.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 25) - Give CJ Spiller the ball 20+ times a game until the end of the year now that Fred Jackson is injured and see what he can do.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 25) - The Bills had a tough Rams team on the ropes, but couldn't close.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 23) - Under coordinator Dave Wannstedt, the Bills have turned their season around defensively to become one of the league's top units over the past five games. That won't be good enough, though, to end a 13-year postseason drought with the Bills dropping to 5-8 following a 15-12 home loss to St. Louis.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 24) - Who needs to use C.J. Spiller when you are 5-8?