How many times have you felt a Bills game was winnable, but was thrown away due to a terrible throw by Ryan Fitzpatrick? After this week you can chalk one more up on the list, as Fitzpatrick threw an interception in the endzone, sealing a New England victory.
If you look at Fitzpatrick’s stats on the day, they are actually quite impressive. He was 27 of 40 for 337 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. However that one interception doesn’t pop out nearly enough when looking through the boxscore.
Down by six points with about a minute remaining, the Bills drove all the way down to the fifteen yardline. With thirty seconds remaining the chances that the Bills would pull off the upset were decent, however one their second attempt for the endzone Fitzpatrick threw a pass right to Devin McCourty, ending the Bills chances.
In a way the drive was almost symbolic. Ryan Fitzpatrick can be a starting quarterback. He can be decent, and he can get you some victories, but he’ll always come a little short. He’ll always lack the mechanics to take a team to the playoffs, led alone lead a playoff run. Once again the Bills fall just short in an agonizing campaign against a rival. Fitzpatrick’s days are beginning to look numbered.