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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jaguars splat the Bills....

Jacksonville Jaguars 36, Buffalo Bills 26. So, for Bills fans, yet again:

What it feels like to be a Bills fan these days


The game was blacked out on local teevee, since (a) as the Bills get crappier and crappier, fans are more and more apathetic about them, and (b) the Jags aren't much of a draw anywhere, so you can't even count on fans of the other team to help fill the place up. (The Bills' game against the Steelers, later this year, will probably sell out, since Pittsburgh's one of the NFL's elite teams and since Pitt is only a 3.5 hour drive away, and fans will undoubtedly be able to get tickets for that game, cheap.) So I didn't see any of the game, which is fine by me.

Looking at the stats, then, it seems pretty straightforward. The Bills' games in 2010 are probably all going to split into two varieties: games in which the offense plays well but the defense can't hold the other team off at all, and games in which the offense stinks just as badly as the defense. Today's game was the former type of game, apparently; they ran the ball well (albeit not enough), and the passing game appears to have clicked, with Ryan Fitzpatrick completing 20 of 30 for 220 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also spread the ball around, with seven different Bills making catches, and four guys catching multiple passes. Not bad.

The defense, however? A continuing train wreck. Only two sacks, one by a cornerback; over 200 rushing yards yielded yet again; et cetera. Thus, once again, despite a good day for the Bills on offense, it's pie-in-the-face time yet again.

Luckily, next week we can absolutely guarantee that Bills fans will not be pie-faced. Because next week, the Bills don't play. Oy....

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

last i checked, a few hours ago, the Bills were actually winning, then tied, losing, then tied again. i had had hope...