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Another Soul Crushing Defeat on a National Stage

Did this really just happen again? As if the Cowboys and Patriots Monday Night losses were not bad enough, a game that very well could have defined the rest of the season was yanked out Charlie Brown style once again.

Let me start off by saying that the Bills played their hearts out and deserved a much better fate than what the refs handed them. How is the debacle at the end of the first half even a possibility in this day and age?! How in the WORLD does a ref become so incompetent that a personal foul penalty is somehow overlooked in that situation? And then they give the Bills a delay of game penalty when their crew would not even get out of the way? Listen, I can’t stand blaming refs but between that series of blunders and the tackling of Powell in the endzone on the final play, I mean….WOW! Why aren’t receivers being leveled every single time the QB leaves the pocket if that is the rule?

Tyrod had his best game as a Bill and the 3rd and 21 pass was brilliant to set up the final push.

Ok, having said all that, this game falls on the shoulders of the Bills defensive backs (again). If Rex Ryan is going to choose to blitz, the D-Backs have got to be good enough to make plays on the ball. It felt like every single time a long ball was thrown at Buffalo, there was either a PI call or the Seattle receiver caught it. The bottom line with the end result is the fact that Buffalo had first and goal with a minute to go in this game. Tyrod had his best game as a Bill and the 3rd and 21 pass was brilliant to set up the final push.

Unfortunately, the Bills just don’t know how to finish off an opponent and they had every opportunity to do so.

Unfortunately, the Bills just don’t know how to finish off an opponent and they had every opportunity to do so. We can complain all we want about the refs and non calls but in the end, Buffalo could not close the deal. Robert Woods had a brilliant game and it’s tough not to think about the ‘what ifs’ when it comes to injuries this season. If Tyrod Taylor can make last night’s game the rule instead of the exception, good things will be in store for this team. He still has 7 games to prove to the Bills (and other teams) that he is a QB than can win with his arm.

With a broken leg to their Pro Bowl Center and a record of 4-5, I’m afraid that another season will end in the month of November. It’s a real shame because a victory last night heading into the bye week could have turned the season around. How will this team choose to respond to a loss like this? Some teams might pack it in while others will choose to motivate themselves even more. One more loss is all they can afford and if history tells us anything about the Buffalo Bills, I don’t blame fans for thinking a 6-1 record to close out the season is anything but a pipe-dream. This one hurts, this one realllyyy hurts.

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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