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A Tale of Two Halves

Just when you thought an offense could not play any worse, Buffalo lays a stinker in the first two quarters on Sunday. That was painful folks but nothing we aren’t familiar with in these parts. Fortunately, the second half was miles better and the Bills once again did JUST enough to keep the season alive for at least another week. I think we can all agree that Tyrod Taylor is never going to win the tough games with his arm and the sustainability of HOW Buffalo gets their wins is just not realistic. I do think Jacksonville is a better team than most people give them credit for and let’s face it, Bills fans have to learn to take a W any way we can.

The goal on Sunday was to head to Oakland at 6-5 so mission accomplished. The Raiders and Derek Carr have the best offense in the league (in my opinion) so I am excited to see how Tyrod performs when we know that the Bills will have to put up a minimum of 30 to get a victory. I don’t have much faith in the secondary covering Cooper and Crabtree, as those guys have been tearing it up with Carr all year. The Raiders are everything that you would want in a young, exciting team and if it was not for what I saw the Bills do in Seattle, I would think they would have zero chance next week. If Robert Woods can get back into the lineup with Sammy and Clay, Buffalo just might stand a chance. 

If Robert Woods can get back into the lineup with Sammy and Clay, Buffalo just might stand a chance. 

What we see is what we get with Tyrod and as much as we would all love to have a pocket QB, Taylor does manage to put points on the board (albeit in a very unconventional way). I thought the offensive line did a terrible job on Sunday, so credit has to go to Tyrod for figuring out a way to win. Buffalo will live and die with the running game, as it came through once more against the Jags. A winning record heading into December is rare in Buffalo and I believe that if any playoff talk is to take place, they have to go out and beat the Raiders. The Bills are still very much in this race and if they want to prove they belong, Rex’s game plan is going to have to show the Pegulas why they hired him in the first place.

Written by John Nussbaumer

John Nussbaumer

John (Josh) grew up in Buffalo where he stayed until moving to Chicago for 13 years right after college. It is there that he worked for some of the top sports marketing companies in the country.

6 years ago, he formed Bison Entertainment Group which provides client entertaining and incentives to companies all over the world. Whether it is tickets/suites, private housing at the Masters, Super Bowl, athlete/celebrity appearances, putting together national sales meetings or incentive trips, his company covers it all!

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