The Buffalo Bills didn’t arrive in London until Thursday night for their Sunday game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Was it a mistake? Were the Bills jet lagged?
Buffalo’s offense was lethargic to begin its 25-20 loss to Jacksonville. The Bills punted on their first four possessions and didn’t pick up a first down until there were 12 seconds left in the first quarter. They had 29 yards of offense in the first quarter and didn’t seem to wake up until the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars spent almost two weeks in London with back-to-back games in the United Kingdom. It’s Jacksonville’s 11th all-time game in London.
London is five hours ahead of New York. Kickoff was 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, which is 2:30 p.m. in London.
Bills players and head coach Sean McDermott was asked if they should’ve taken their Transatlantic flight sooner, and if fatigue contributed to the stagnant start.
McDermott said the Bills didn’t have enough energy to start the game and that he needs to re-evaluate everything because their arrival and performance didn’t work.
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“We had a slow start. … Can attribute it to anything other than execution,” Diggs said. “I’m not gonna say lackadaisical … but that lack of energy showed.”
“Never felt like we really got into a rhythm until late there,” Allen said. “They were ready to go today and we weren’t.
“At the end of the day we gotta be ready to go whether we traveled Friday, Saturday, Thursday, Monday or whatever.”
“Cant blame it on that. Wish you could, but you can’t,” Dawkins said.