Sammy Watkins: Bills could’ve gotten win with greater ‘sense of urgency’
Sammy Watkins erupted in the first half of Sunday's game, catching six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. The second half, however, was a different story in every way.
Watkins was shut out as he didn't record a single catch after halftime, and was targeted just once. The Buffalo Bills held a 16-14 lead at the half, largely thanks to Watkins' play, but they found the end zone just once in the final 30 minutes, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs, 30-22.
If not for a lack of a sense of urgency from Buffalo, the Bills would've came away with their sixth win of the season.
“We just need to have more of a sense of urgency on the field,” Watkins said via Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News. “We have to finish games. I think if we would have had more of a sense of urgency and came out more alive, we could’ve gotten the win.”
Instead, the Bills failed to move the ball in the second half and fell to 5-6 on the year. They surrendered their wild-card berth with the loss and are now one game back of the Chiefs for a playoff spot.
It's a good sign that Watkins and Tyrod Taylor were on the same page Sunday despite the loss, but throwing the ball Watkins' way one time in the second half is troubling. He's far-and-away the Bills' most talented receiver and gives the offense a huge lift when given the ball.