Graham doubled his scoring output with a 12-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that temporarily put a scare into the Patriots, cutting the deficit to 16-10. Though he was shut out in the first half, he finished with three catches for 62 yards.
The Bills play the Patriots in Week 17, and it is not exactly clear what the receiving corps will look like next Sunday.
"I think that those two guys are obviously guys that have great speed. We have to find a way to get them involved," Marrone said, per the team's official website. "Marquise Goodwin can run intermediate routes. T.J. Graham can run cross field routes so there are ways that we can get them involved, so we have to make sure we look at it."
Marrone added he intends to meet with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to specifically discuss more playing time for Goodwin, who played 26 of the team's 67 snaps Week 14 at Tampa Bay.
"I talked to coach Hackett about this and I think we have to get him in there more," Marrone said. "I think T.J. has to work on becoming more consistent."
Graham's 34-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his first since Week 3 of the 2012 season. Graham came back for an underthrown pass from quarterback EJ Manuel, made the catch at the 5-yard line and finished off the play with a nice cutback.
Graham's only other catch was a 40-yard reception down the sideline in the second half. The 74 yards tied his career high, which he set earlier this season in Week 6 against the Bengals.
Graham played a bigger role on offense Sunday with wide receivers Steve Johnson and Robert Woods out due to injury. Graham was targeted four times in the win. The Bills are on a bye Week 12 before returning to action Week 13 vs. Atlanta.
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