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Bottoming Out in Buffalo


The Bills were dominated in every phase of the game in a sound 38-14 beating at the hands of the division-rival Jets. The Jets did whatever they wanted on offense, completely shut down the Bills while on defense, and even forced a turnover on special teams early to set the tone for the rest of the game.

New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson scores a touchdown as the Buffalo Bills Paul Posluszny (L) pursues in the third quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York October 3, 2010. REUTERS/Doug Benz (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

The Bills continue to slip further behind the rest of the league

Any momentum the Bills seemed to muster in their valiant 38-30 loss (any effort in which the Bills are competitive will now be referred to as valiant) in New England was quickly lost on Sunday against the Jets. The Jets outgained the Bills 444-223, and those numbers were deceiving as the Jets were trying to run the clock out for the majority of the second half, while the Bills gained some garbage yardage after the Jets had called off most of the dogs.

The Bills now sit at 0-4, and have a roster devoid of talent. At this point in time, the Bills are almost on the clock in the draft. It is difficult for any fanbase to root for their own team to lose, but the Bills have been just competitive enough to avoid a total rebuilding for far too long. This roster is filled with missed draft picks and bargain bin free agents. It is difficult to find any positions on this roster where the Bills have top-level talent. They have a glut of running backs, but you can really only play one at a time (poor Fred Jackson is probably the best back on the team and can’t even get on the field).

It is a poorly constructed team that needs to be totally overhauled. Bills’ fans can start scoreboard watching and rooting for other teams at the bottom of the league to stay ahead of the Bills in the win column. They can watch to see if there are any young players on the roster worth keeping around. They can start watching Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett and Andrew Luck games they come across on Saturdays, shaping their personal preference for the Bills’ next QB of the future. More than anything, they just have to hope that the Bills have the people in the organization to turn this around long term, because there has been no reason to Billieve that in a very long time.

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