Dec. 16, 2012; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) looks at the scoreboard during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Rogers Centre. Seahawks beat the Bills 50 to 17. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Here’s a couple of interesting stats:
1. The Buffalo Bills have a win/loss record of 1-4 in Toronto regular season games
2. The Buffalo Bills have 15 wins in the past 3 seasons, the worst in the NFL
3. The Buffalo Bills are the first team to give up 50+ points twice one season
4. The Buffalo Bills are the first team since 1986 to give up 45+ points 4 times in one season
…and the Head Coach and front office should not be held accountable?
In the 2012 NFL draft the Buffalo Bills passed on QB Russell Wilson from Wisconsin because the team felt they would be reaching for him. Wilson had an oustanding game against the Bills going 14/23 for 205 yards and 1 touchdown passing, while running for 92 yards and 3 scores. Instead they took speed WR TJ Graham who ended up dropping 4 passes in a Seahawks route of the Bills.
The series in Toronto seems to fit the Bills well. Toronto identifies itself with the Maple Leafs who have been inept in their own right the past 8 seasons in the NHL. In fact last season while being blown out by the Philadelphia Flyers at home, the fans were chanting “lets go Blue Jays” at the Air Canada Centre. The same thing happened at the Rogers Centre yesterday. Trying to gain fans in Toronto is just not going to happen if the product remains the same: terrible.
The 3 bright spots from yesterday included CJ Spiller continuing his remarkable year reaching 1000 yards at an average of over 6 yards per carry. Oh, he only had 17 carries yesterday too gaining over 100 yards. Stevie Johnson gaining over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown and Scott Chandler bailing Fitzpatrick out once again.
Groundhog day is rearing its head in Buffalo again this year. Terrible team, fans want a new coach, a new quarterback, a winner. None of those are there in this organization. The team is alienating its fanbase by not picking up the best personnel and best players available. Yes Mario Williams was a nice start, but if he can’t be put in a position to succeed, then the failure is structural.
Also, discounting one game against New England last season, when is the last time the Bills defeated a really good team? Years and years ago is the answer. The team puts up 35+ points on the bad teams and gives up 45+ points to the good teams. Going back to the last game of last season, the Bills have given up 45+ points in 5 of 15 games. That is 1/3 of your games. Thanks for coming out!
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