I wasn’t expecting the Bills to hang with Cincinnati. I sure as heck wasn’t expecting them to come out of Miami with a win. And I think I would be crazy if I thought the Bills had a chance to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Yes, I know that I sound like a negative Nancy, but it’s easy to have low expectations when you’re starting quarterback was playing on the scout team 3 weeks ago. It’s easy to be negative when one of your star running backs, C.J. Spiller, probably won’t play. It’s especially easy to be negative when you’re playing one of the best offensive teams (on both sides of the ball).
Yes, the Bills have exceeded expectations the past 2 weeks, but they are walking into a buzz saw this week. The Superdome is one of the most difficult places to play in the NFL. Drew Brees is second in the NFL in passing yards, only to Peyton Manning. Although Byrd and Gilmore are back, the Bills secondary is still thin. This game may rest in their hands.
Yes, Thad Lewis has surprised many, including myself. However, having Lewis under center rather than E.J. Manuel just doesn’t sound right. It’s true that he’s only thrown one interception in his 2 starts, but this is THAD LEWIS. Before they acquired him from Detroit, I’d be lying if I said I knew who he was.
So, is Drew Brees going throw for 400 yards? Probably. Will the New Orleans defense shut down any potential offense from Lewis and Company? If I was a betting man, I’d bet the house that they will. Do I hope they prove me wrong? You better BILLeve it!
- Reactions to Buffalo’s win over the Dolphins
- Complaining about WGR’s post game coverage (specifically Mike Schopp)
- A bitter sweet symphony for Dan Carpenter
- Matching up both sides of the ball
- A reunion for Sean Payton and Doug Marrone
- Is there any reason to believe in Thad
- Injuries plaguing both teams