Looking Back:Bills Offensive Reportcard


The Buffalo Bills went into the game on Sunday against the 49ers hoping to bounce back from a devastating loss at the hands of the Patriots.  The Bills were only able to really show up in the first half giving up 45 points alone in the second half.  Coming into the week there were a lot of questions regarding the health status of the O-Line.  With Urbik out and with Glenn out, there were questions as to whether or not the offensive line that had given up the least amount of sacks so far to this year.  Chad Rinehart was also questionable going into the game with a calf injury.  The Bills only had 1 healthy backup for the interior three, this being Chris Brown.  Chris Brown started the game and was injured early on so the already injured Rinehart had to come in.  With Hairston at LT and Rinehart at RG, the Bills only gave up 1 sack.  With the injuries this was one of the only highlights on the offensive side of the ball.  I am giving the O-Line a B+ grade.  Another highlight of the Bills offensive attack was Ryan Fitzpatrick who only threw 1 interception as well.  This was a big improvement from last week.  Sometimes you need to take baby steps in order to fix the big picture.  Any improvement at this point is a positive.  I am giving Fitz a C+ because there was still more that he could have done, but it is tough to move an offense when your receivers can’t hang onto the ball.  Because of this the WR and TE crew are getting a C-.  Freddy Jackson and CJ spiller were almost unnoticed in the game and being behind so early, the Bills moved away form their running attack.  It is tough to fault the RB backs when they are not really a part of the offensive attack as they should be.  For this they are getting a C.  The Bills are staying on the West Coast for their game next Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.