Bills Play Patsy To The Patriots Again
Coach Chan Gailey and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said in the locker room after the game they were embarrassed after their 52 to 28 loss to the New England Patriots. They better be. The whole team should be embarrassed. That was a butt whipping to the highest degree out at Wilson Stadium on Sunday and I'm sick of it. I'm sick of Tom Brady and company having their way with the Bills game after game. Brady and the Patriots are doing what they do best - win. And the Bills? Even with all that big talk about a much improved defense and a better grasp of the offense - they flat out stunk on Sunday.
It looked pretty good there for a while. The Bills were leading 21 to 7 over the hated Patriots, but like the same old Bills do way too often - they tanked. The Patriots went on six consecutive touchdown drives and ended up scoring 45 points in the second half. That's got to be some kind of record you say? Well, it's the most points scored in a half by any team since 1972.
And how about that revamped defense? They gave up 580 yards to the Patriots, the second-most in team history, including two 100-yard receivers and two 100-yard rushers. Atta way to go boys. Tom Brady with 340 yards passing including three touchdowns and running for another.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished with four touchdowns, but offset that with four interceptions. Freddy Jackson and C-J Spiller both lost fumbles too.
It was not a good day for a team that thinks it's ready to take the next step. They have a way to go yet. In their last 18 meetings, the Patriots have come away winners 17 times. Is it coaching, players, philosophy, attitude? Whatever it is, the Bills have yet to prove they have it.
It's the first game of a very tough stretch of games. The Bills are out west for two straight games, next Sunday at San Francisco, then the following week against the Arizona Cardinals.