Matthews Has Corrective Surgery

Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews has had knee and ankle surgery and is out for the balance of the season.  He had been on injured reserve and will become a free agent.  Kelvin Benjamin saw limited action.  He has been nursing a torn meniscus.  Tyrod Taylor and Nathan Peterman participated fully in practice.  Peterman is still in the concussion protocol following a hit in the Colts game.   ATTENTION FOCUSES ON WHICH QUARTERBACK WILL GET THE STARTING NOD.  PLAYOFF PROSPECTS ARE ON THE LINE.  LOOKING FOR SPIRITED ACTION FROM HEALTHY PLAYERS, WE STAND UNITED AS 1BUFFALO.

Tyrod Taylor is likely to start this Sunday when the Bills host Miami.  He has been working out all week with the team.  Coach McDermott says that when he is healthy, he will be the starter.  Nathan Peterman continues in the concussion protocol and saw limited action.  Third stringer Joe Webb and tight end Logan Thomas provide emergency backup.  The coaching staff is evidently comfortable with the quarterback roster as they have not brought in a free agent.  THE BILLS NEED A BIG DAY FROM TAYLOR IN THEIR MUST-WIN MATCHUP WITH THE DOLPHINS.  THE PLAYOFF HUNT HANGS IN THE BALANCE.  HOPING HE IS CLEARED TO PLAY AND COMES THROUGH WITH A CLUTCH PERFORMANCE, WE EXPECTANTLY REMAIN 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have advanced in Power Rankings with their victory over the Colts.  National commentators now rank them between 15th and 18th overall in the league.  Their playoff hopes remain alive as they compete for a wildcard berth.  NFL.com termed Sundays contest one of the most visually amazing games ever.  Bleacher Report cited Joe Webb’s  and LeSean McCoy’s ability to run amid snowy conditions.  The pieces are in place for next year, provided Sean McDermott finds a franchise quarterback and dependable receiver.  NEXT UP IS THE WINNABLE HOME GAME AGAINST MIAMI.  THE ROOKIE COACH MAY JUST BREAK THE 17 YEAR DROUGHT AND BACK DOOR INTO THE PLAYOFFS.  IT WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS NEW YEARS GIFT FOR THE FAITHFUL.  HOPING TO BUILD MOMENTUM IN THE HOME STRETCH, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills face a major dilemma at quarterback.  Both Tyrod Taylor and Nathan Peterman are coming off injuries.  Third-stringer Joe Webb entered the Colts game after Peterman’s concussion and guided the team to the overtime victory.  His backup is tight end Logan Thomas who played quarterback at Virginia.  COACH McDERMOTT SAID THE SITUATION IS UNDER EVALUATION.  BY MID-WEEK THE BILLS MAY TAKE ON A FREE AGENT QUARTERBACK TO LEND FURTHER DEPTH.  THE PLAYOFFS HANG IN THE BALANCE WITH DIVISION RIVAL MIAMI COMING TO TOWN ON SUNDAY.  CONCERNED BY THE CRISIS UNDER CENTER, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills kept their playoff quest alive with a 13 – 7 overtime win against the Colts.  It was a wild contest played in blizzard conditions with near white outs.  LeSean McCoy came through with a 21 yard touchdown run which cemented the victory in overtime.  On the day he carried  32 times for 156 yards.  Nathan Peterman, filling in for Tyrod Taylor, was himself injured and replaced by third-string quarterback Joe Webb, who threw a critical completion to Deonte Thompson that set up the winning run.  Coach McDermott made a controversial decision to punt on 4th and 1 in overtime.  The team fortunately held the Colts and got the ball back for the winning series.  THE 7 – 6 BILLS ARE NOW IN A 3 WAY TIE WITH THE RAVENS AND CHARGERS FOR THE SIXTH WILDCARD BERTH.  ATTENTION TURNS TO PREPARATIONS TO HOST THE DOLPHINS NEXT SUNDAY.  EXHAUSTED YET ENERGIZED BY OUR GUYS CLUTCH PERFORMANCE, WE EMERGE UNITED AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills are predicted to be 2.5 point favorites when they host the Colts today.  The quarterback decision is up in the air.  ESPN reports that Nathan Peterman will get the nod.  It would be his second NFL regular season start.  In week 11 he threw 5 first half interceptions against the Chargers before being benched.  The Colts will start Jacoby Brissett in place of Andrew Luck.  Wide receiver Donte Moncrief is sidelined with injury.  THE BILLS SHOULD PULL OUT A VICTORY AT HOME.  WILDCARD PROSPECTS HANG IN THE BALANCE.  LOOKING FOR A TOUGH FOUGHT CONTEST BEFORE THE HOMETOWN CROWD, WE AWAIT KICKOFF AS 1BUFFALO.

The decision on which quarterback to start will be made game day according to Coach McDermott.  Tyrod Taylor has seen limited action this week.  McDermott will do nothing to make his injury worse.  If he can not play, then rookie Nathan Peterman will get the nod.  THE BILLS BACKS ARE AGAINST THE WALL.  THEY NEED A VICTORY AGAINST THE COLTS TO KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.  REALISTICALLY THEY MUST WIN 3 OF THE NEXT 4 CONTESTS TO HAVE A SHOT AT A WILDCARD BERTH.  HOPING OUR GUYS COME THROUGH WITH CLUTCH PERFORMANCES, WE KEEP THE FAITH AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor had limited practice yesterday.  He had been sidelined earlier in the week following his knee contusion suffered in the Patriots game.  Coach McDermott says he is day-to-day.  His condition continues to be evaluated.  WHETHER TAYLOR CAN PLAY SUNDAY AGAINST THE COLTS REMAINS UP IN THE AIR.  THE BILLS CHANCES OF PULLING OUT A VICTORY AND SUSTAINING THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES DEPEND ON HIM SUITING UP.  OTHERWISE THEIR PROSPECTS ARE BLEAK IF THE INEXPERIENCED NATHAN PETERMAN START.  HOPING THAT TYROD IS CLEARED FOR SUNDAY’S CONTEST, WE EXPECTANTLY AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.

The 6 – 6 Bills are preparing to host the 3 – 9 Colts Sunday at New Era Field.  Both teams are struggling, having each gone 1 – 4 in their last 5 games.  The Bills may be without Tyrod Taylor, who was injured against New England.  Nathan Peterman or Joe Webb may start in his place.  Ace quarterback Andrew Luck is out for Indianapolis.  Jacoby Brissett will take over for him.  Injuries plague the Colts, with cornerback Pierre Desir, center Ryan Kelly, and linebacker John Simon sidelined.  THE BILLS DESPERATELY NEED A WIN TO KEEP THEIR WILD CARD HOPES ALIVE.  THEY ARE SECOND IN THE AFC EAST BEHIND THE PATRIOTS.  THE COLTS WILL BE PLAYING FOR PRIDE, THEIR SEASON ESSENTIALLY OVER.  LOOKING FOR OUR GUYS TO PULL OUT A VICTORY IN THIS WINNABLE CONTEST, WE RALLY AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills continue their decline in National Power Rankings.  Commentators now place them between 16th and 22nd overall in the NFL, following their loss to the Patriots.  They are not seen as playoff calibre.  They have lost 4 of the last 5 contests by an average of 25 points.  Since the trade of Marcell Dareus they have let down on run defense, allowing 156 rushing yards per game.   THE ONCE PROMISING PLAYOFF HOPES HAVE FADED.  THE BILLS ARE LIKELY TO RIDE OUT THE SEASON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK.  IF PETERMAN REPLACE TAYLOR, THE OUTLOOK IS EVEN WORSE.  ACCEPTING THE REALITY OF DIMINISHED PROSPECTS BUT STILL HOPEFUL, WE STRIVE TO REMAIN 1BUFFALO.


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