Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Jeff Tuel (8) during the second half on the bench against the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Lions won 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Nickel/Wide-Right Awards


The Bills played in their first prime time game since 2009 and it was a hard fought sew-saw battle against the Cleveland Browns.

The Bills will again add to their winless streak records for at least another year as Jeff Tuel became the Browns tool in the late 4th quarter.

I don’t know who to give the wide-right award to. Should it go to Tuel for not being prepared enough and throwing the ball terribly, and no one needs to come to his aid, he is a professional player at this point and needs to be ready as a back up.  Or should it go to the coaching staff for not having a veteran QB in the wings when something like this happens.  I think the coaching staff under-prepared Tuel and not having a back-up that has more experience definitely showed a weak spot with the Bills team this year.  The coaching staff will get this award.

For the Buffalo Nickel, the defense played well for most of the game and was able to keep the Bills in it and actually played better than the 3rd ranked Browns defense.  Although they were on their game, CJ Spiller is in need of this award.  He had a 54 yard run on the first drive in the 2nd half that tied the game and really changed the pace for the Bills.  With that type of explosiveness, hurt or not, you will be awarded.

Don’t think that I forgot about the special teams play either.  They  played horrible on punt coverage tonight and the game was a lot closer than it should have been with the returns that the Browns had and the defense can be thank for that.

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