So far everything that I have seen in the last two days says the season is over. A squeaked out win in Arizona, a game the Bills should have lost, followed by a narrow loss at home to a Titans, a game the Bills should have won. Games like these will create an aura of dissatisfaction with fans.
Buffalo now sits 3-4 on the season heading into their bye week and it feels like the same old Bills despite heading into the season with a new additions on the coaching staff and in player personnel. Yet these additions have actually wielded worse results. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick still makes the worst decisions at the worst possible times and DE Mario Williams has helped the run defense become one of the worst in NFL history.
How bad is the defense you ask? Well the Bills have allowed a league worst average of 6.0 yards per carry on rushing attempts. Are second worst in the AFC in points allowed (227) with only a team they just lost to in the Titans having allowed more points on defense. Plus they have allowed the most total yards through 7 weeks than any other AFC team. (only the Saints have allowed more yards in the NFL)
Something has to change and change quickly, because Head Coach Chan Gailey has said before, “if you can’t stop the rush, you can’t expect to win.” Well Chan, you’re defense just allowed a running back to nearly double his output for the season in just 1 game on only 16 attempts. If the defense doesn’t figure it out quickly expect Arian Foster to lead the Texans to victory in 2 weeks. Thank goodness the bye week is next week and we don’t have to talk about Fitzpatrick and the defense making the same mistakes we’ve all grown accustomed to.