Hey guys Bills won! They defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-6 on Sunday in what can only be described as an interesting (to put it nicely) game in Orchard Park.
This is one of those games that if you went to it, you are happy that the home team came away with a win. If you did not go, it probably will not brighten up your day or even damper it if they fell with a loss. The Bills also have an interesting conundrum because this would also be a time where you almost root for your team to lose because you don’t want them missing out on great draft picks.
Either way, the Bills gained 408 yards on offense and avoided what would’ve been nothing short of embarrassing had they lost to the Dallas Cowboys who were without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.
The Bills defense did well without their top two corners, Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby, as well as no Nigel Bradham in the lineup. Kellen Moore filled in for Romo and completed 13 of his 31 passes for 186 yards with an interception.
As far as the offense was concerned, Greg Roman’s ground and pound scheme proved injury-proof, as Karlos Williams and Mike Gillislee each recorded a rushing touchdown. Gillislee iced the game late, bouncing a run outside and taking it 50 yards to paydirt.
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Going into this game you knew it was going to be ugly. It was cold and rainy at Ralph Wilson Stadium and both of these teams were playing far from their best football of the season. Also if either team was going to have success, they’d have to run the ball with a lot of success.
The Bills combined for 236 yards on the ground, with Gillislee leading the way at 93 yards. Williams added 76 and Tyrod Taylor broke Doug Flutie’s franchise record for rushing yards in a single-season in a 67-yard effort.
Wet weather or not, Taylor finished by leaving some impressions that there is more to be desired from him. He definitely has the playmaking talent of a great quarterback (see: throw to Sammy Watkins towards end of first half), but he also still makes the bad throw or the stupid throw when it’s needed (see: interception at the end of the first half).
Watkins had another solid day, recording five catches for 84 yards but was kept out of the end zone. Nobody else recorded over 40 receiving yards with five players catching a pass.
For Tyrod Taylor, Week 17 and then the offseason is going to be one of refinement and polishing. But Buffalo has one more game between now and then. If the defense can get healthy and play well next week as they did this week, they’ll knock the Jets out of the playoffs.
It’s about time Ryan Fitzpatrick had a typical Ryan Fitzpatrick choke game isn’t it?