It was a nasty rainy, windy day in Orchard Park and it was exactly what the Bills needed. The running attack was on point and the passing game was limited on the offense side of the ball for the Bills. On the defensive side of the ball, since his surgery, Mario Williams has continued to show why he signed a $100 million dollar contract with a sack/fumble/fumble recovery late in the first half.
Buffalo ran the ball in the first quarter, ran the ball in the second quarter and to put the game away, the Bills ran some more. Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller combined for 186 yards on the ground while Ryan Fitzpatrick completed only 9 passes. It was exactly what fans, media members and teammates had been clamoring for and it only took 15mph winds and constant rain to make it happen. A key to success for the future is to keep the exact same gameplan. Lets see if the coaches keep the same gameplan against the Rams this week with C Eric Wood now out of the lineup for 2 weeks.
Last week I asked the Bills to show some life, to show some fight, to show something. They did exactly that with this win. This team seems closer to a playoff contender than a bottom dweller. One play against Tennessee and one play against New England and this team is sitting at 7-5 tied for the final wild card spot.
The downside to that type of thinking is the Bills have not defeated a team with a winning record. They fell the top teams in Houston, New England(2x) and San Francisco and have only beaten teams with a combined record of 17-43. Yes you read that right. Buffalo cannot contend against the best teams, but they’re better than the worst and we can look forward to the Bills trying to add to their win total against a weak Rams team this coming Sunday.
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