Buffalo Bills drop a forgettable game in Indianapolis to fall to 2-5

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The Buffalo Bills looked terrible in a game that saw the offense fail to score a touchdown as the team is now sitting with a record of 2-5.

The Buffalo Bills dropped a heartbreaker last Sunday in Houston. Today’s game was more of a slow march of doom.

The Bills got destroyed by the Indianapolis Colts in a 37-5 game. The only real exciting moment for Bills fans was when the defense forced a safety, although it should have been a Bills touchdown. Just that kind of day.

The game got off to a horrible start as LeSean McCoy left the game after carrying the ball twice for one yard.

That left Chris Ivory as the top back available, and even he left the game for some time. Ivory finished with 81 yards on 16 carries.

The main story heading in was Derek Anderson making his Bills debut. The veteran got the starting gig over Nathan Peterman, but I doubt things could have been much worse if Peterman had started.

Anderson was in a very tough spot and finished with three interceptions in the game. He got hit hard several times and it was clear that he was going to provide nothing more than average play at best. Add in a fumble and it was a forgettable day for the veteran who came to Buffalo to mentor Josh Allen.

All the blame isn’t just on the offense. The defense got torn apart by the Colts on offense as Andrew Luck finished with four touchdown passes and was sacked a total of zero times. For all the injury problems Luck has had, today’s game was a breeze.

There just isn’t much to say after games like this if this is the roster we will be watching all season. This blowout loss came against a 1-5 Colts team and it now looks like the big win over the Minnesota Vikings was a fluke.

It is hard to win when the quarterback position isn’t solidified and we may not be seeing Anderson on the field next week if he isn’t healthy enough to play.

This was a frustrating game to watch and I can’t blame fans who simply turned it off late. Or even after halftime.

Unfortunately, this game appears like a sign of things to come. So what can the team do to salvage the season?

One drastic move some fans may want to see is for Sean McDermott to be fired. But considering the roster he was given by Brandon Beane, it is hard to put all the blame on McDermott. Especially when he has to decide between Anderson and Peterman at the most important position in all of sports.

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Then fans must remember that this was not promised to be another magical season. It was clear that the goal was a rebuild and this is what such a process looks and feels like.