Bills fall to Eagles 20-16, penalties remain huge concern

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Bills had a chance to win their first preseason game of the 2017 season but couldn't convert in the final seconds.

The Bills are 0-2 in preseason play following a 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

Starting Quarterback Tyrod Taylor had a rough night. Playing for a little more than a quarter, Taylor finished just 8-of-18 with 53 yards and two interceptions, one of them to former Buffalo Bill Ronald Darby.

Nathan Peterman, getting his chance to play with the 2nd team offense, picked up where he left off last week. He finished 10-of-20 with 167 yards.

Veteran TJ Yates entered the game in the 4th and threw the lone touchdown of the game but also threw an interception in the final seconds of play. He finished 9-of-15 with 83 yards.

Penalties though were the story of the night and appear to be a huge concern. The yellow flag belonged to the Bills 18 times (15 of them were accepted for 131 yards), something Head Coach Sean McDermott called "100% unacceptable".

The Bills will be back on the road next Saturday, August 26th at 7p.m. when they visit the Baltimore Ravens.

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