Points after: Steelers 19, Bills 16
Updated 10:39 PM , August 16, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' exhibition loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field ...
What it means: The Bills are 1-2 in the preseason, losing on a Jeff Tuel strip sack that set up the winning field goal as time expired. The Bills' first-team offense still hasn't scored a touchdown.
Starters struggle: Bills coach Doug Marrone went with his first-team offense longer than he planned because he wanted more than a field goal. Right before halftime and against the Steelers' backups on fourth-and-goal from the 3, EJ Manuel's pass intended for tight end Scott Chandler was knocked down.
QB report: All three had a giveaway. Manuel was 17 of 27 for 148 yards and an interception. ... Thad Lewis began the second half and didn't take advantage of his opportunity. He completed one of his six throws for 18 yards and an interception. ... Tuel completed five of nine throws for 48 yards.
Sammy Watkins injured: The fourth overall draft choice left the game after eight plays with a rib injury and did not return. There was no immediate update on the severity.
Fred Jackson on the offense's performance: "Incomplete. We made some plays when we had the opportunities, but there was also some left out there. That's something we definitely have to focus on."
Bills inactives: Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), tight end Tony Moeaki (hamstring), offensive linemen Cordy Glenn (illness) and Chris Williams (back), linebacker Ty Powell (medical), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hip), safety Jonathan Meeks (neck), kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin).
Coming up: The Bills hold their first home preseason game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.