The bills are sitting at 4-2 and if they can pull out a win in Miami, I believe we can put the 0-2 start behind us. Buffalo took it to the 49ers yesterday and really manhandled them on both sides of the ball. Bills fans are not used to seeing their team put up 45 points and rushing for 312 yards but that is exactly what is happened. Tyrod had a very efficient day and overall, I was extremely pleased with how he extended drives that led to points. The coaching staff has done an amazing job over the last 4 weeks by putting together game-plans that don’t ask the QB to do too much. I would imagine that we will see something very similar vs Miami as the O-line has been punishing opponents in the run game (with Jerome Felton leading the way).
You could hear a pin drop when McCoy went down…
I will be the first one to admit that I did not like the McCoy trade when it happened but he continues to be a real difference maker. Teams know exactly what is coming and they STILL can’t stop him from running all over them. McCoy takes a ton of pressure off of Tyrod and that really has been the key to these last 4 wins (along with the stingy D). You could hear a pin drop when McCoy went down… and with the injuries to Jack Eichel and Sammy, Buffalo fans had to be wondering “Why us”? Fortunately, it was just a scare and he was good to go. If Buffalo can get to 5-2 by beating the Dolphins next week, the real test for this team will be presented over the following 6 weeks. I believe those will be the games that determine if Tyrod will actually earn his contract after this year. I want to be clear that Taylor has done everything asked of him, but that is about to change. I liked his game yesterday but vs the Patriots, Bengals, Seahawks and Raiders, the passing game will have to take a step forward.
It looks like Dareus will be back vs Miami and Shaq Lawson has been cleared as well. Add those two guys to a defense that is firing on all cylinders? Hold on tight folks, this D has the potential to reach elite status and home field advantage just might be back at “The Ralph”. Fans have a legitimate reason to start thinking about playoffs, and if the Bills can take care of business in Miami, a battle for first place with New England will be right around the corner. We have seen win streaks come and go during the 16 year drought but something about this defense and run game leads me to believe that the best is yet to come.