If you were one of the few thousand that went to the game or were able to catch the game on TV, outside the area, you missed a lot passed just the score of the Bills winning. The Jags came into Buffalo, with a 2-9 record and moved to 2-10 after the Bills blew them out 34-18.
The beginning was a slow start for the offense, as the Bills WR were dropping balls. The defense looked strong and stayed that way as 8 points came off of a muffed punt that put the Jags inside the 5 yard line. The defense only gave up 10 points. The argument that the Jags are just not a good team can come into play, but if anyone watched last week’s game against the Texans/Jags, the Jags gave them a run for their money.
In the past couple of weeks, the defense has improved from dead last in total yards to 26th before the game. This has shown improvement on the field as well, through Mario Williams beginning to come into his own and the D-line doing what they need to do. The Jags let up 4 sacks and Carrington looked like a pro bowl player this week. Jarius Byrd came away with his 5th interception this week as well to solidify the blow out.
On the offensive side of the ball, Fitzpatrick had 3 touchdowns, 1 running, and threw an interception to former Bills LB Pozluszny. This was really Fitz’s only mistake throughout the game. He started off with a 51 yard bomb to rookie TJ Graham and got the Bills to the 1 yard line and form their punched it in himself. After that he threw a TD pass to Chandler. Jackson and Spiller got into the action as well. Spiller got the lone TD for the RB’s but Jackson lead the team with 109 yards rushing on 25 carries. Spiller only had 14 carries but had an acceptable 77 yards on the ground.
Overall, the Bills played as a team and looked good. The playoff hopes, even though a long shot, are still in as a possibility, but they have to win out. Today was a good start. Their toughest match is in two weeks against the Seahawks, who are terrible on the road.