The Bills fell to the Patriots 25 – 6 last evening before a national audience. The defense played well enough to prevent a blowout. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski turned in mediocre performances for New England. Their salvation was that our offense shut down and was limited to 2 field goals. LESEAN McCOY HAD ONLY 13 RUSHING YARDS ON 12 CARRIES. DEREK ANDERSON WAS INJURED IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND WAS REPLACED BY NATHAN PETERMAN. THE TEAM WILL HAVE TO LOOK TO FREE AGENCY FOR YET ANOTHER QUARTERBACK IF ANDERSON IS UNABLE TO PLAY NEXT WEEK. THE BIBLICAL PASSAGE ABOUT SOWING AND REAPING IS OF EPIC MAGNITUDE FOR THIS YEARS BILLS. THE INCREDIBLE MISCALCULATIONS THAT LED TO THE QUARTERBACK CRISIS ARE EXACTING A HEAVY TOLL. THE 2 – 6 BILLS ARE EVEN WORSE THAN THEIR RECORD SUGGESTS. NATIONAL COMMENTATORS ARE JUSTIFIED IN CONTENDING THE OFFENSE IS ONE OF THE WORST IN LEAGUE HISTORY. SHAKEN AND DISMAYED BY THE TOTAL COLLAPSE, WE STRUGGLE TO REMAIN 1BUFFALO.
LeSean McCoy is likely to remain with the Bills. With the trade deadline approaching tomorrow on Tuesday, no team has surfaced willing to make a substantial offer for him. There is one year remaining on his contract. THE PRO BOWLERS PRODUCTION HAS SIGNIFICANTLY FALLEN OFF THIS YEAR. THROUGH 6 GAMES HE HAS RUSHED FOR ONLY 244 YARDS. IT WOULD BE A MAJOR STRATEGIC BLUNDER TO TRADE ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED OFFENSIVE PLAYERS. HE HAS BEEN CLEARED FROM THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL AND SHOULD SUIT UP FOR THE NEW ENGLAND GAME TONIGHT. DESPITE SWIRLING CONTROVERSY OVER LEGAL PROBLEMS, HE STILL HAS A LOT OF FOOTBALL LEFT IN HIM. RELIEVED THAT SHADY WILL LIKELY REMAIN ON THE ROSTER, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.
The MLB ODDS favor the Red Sox to win Game 5 and the World Series. Boston leads the classic best-of-seven series 3 – 1 over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The drama will play out tonight in L.A. The Dodgers had a chance to even the series following a clutch performance in Game 3, the 18 inning shoot out that was the longest World Series game ever in both time and innings. They then dropped yesterdays Game 4 contest 9 – 6 after blowing an impressive 4 – 0 lead. They face a do-or-die matchup tonight. A victory will clinch the championship for Boston.
The Las Vegas oddsmakers peg the Red Sox as +120 favorites to win Game 5 and the title crown. The line on the Dodgers is -130. The biggest surprise in Game 4 was Boston manager Alex Cobra’s decision to start David Price as pitcher in place of Chris Sale. Expectation is running high that Price will again pitch tonight in what may well be the final game of the series. Clayton Kershaw should handle pitching duties for Los Angeles.
Cobra commented on the down-to-the wire matchup: “there are only 2 teams left in the big leagues, and both are going to fight to the end.” The Red Sox are in the hunt for their fifth championship of the millenium. The Dodgers are in the fight of their lives.
The MLB ODDS are set. If Boston emerges with yet another victory parade, it will be due to their road play. This offseason they have outscored their opponents 6 – 1 away from Fenway, putting up 51 points.
The Dodgers have backed themselves into a deep deficit they may not be able to surmount. Should they pull out a clutch win, action will return to Fenway where the Red Sox would be heavy favorites at home.
Bills fans support baseball enthusiastically. There is a great tradition locally dating back over a century. Coca-Cola Field is packed throughout the summer for minor league Bisons competition. October brings nostolgia for the World Series and all that America’s pastime means. Looking forward to Game 5 tonight with the championship title on the line, we bask in the sportsmanship as 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are looking to avoid a runaway blowout versus New England. The oddsmakers are not with them, giving the Patriots a 14 point advantage. Tom Brady is likely to take charge early on and establish a commanding lead. The Bills have been shut out 4 times in the first half this season while the Patriots have put up 120 first half points. The misery is compounded by the return of Julian Edelman and native son Rob Gronkowski to the lineup. THE BILLS OFFENSE, WHICH HAS PLAYED WELL DESPITE ADVERSITY, WILL NEED A BIG NIGHT. DEREK ANDERSON HAS AN ADDITIONAL WEEK OF PRACTICE UNDER HIS BELT AND SHOULD HAVE TURN IN A BETTER PERFORMANCE. REMEMBERING IT IS A GAME AND SAVORING THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT, WE HOLD OUR HEADS HIGH AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are looking to upset the Patriots Monday night. The divison rivalry will play out in front of a national audience. It may be the blowout the oddsmakers are predicting. Tom Brady holds a commanding 28 – 3 record against us. While he continues to impress, there are potential trouble spots for Bill Belichick. WESTERN NEW YORK NATIVE ROB GRONKOWSKI IS QUESTIONABLE WITH RECURRING BACK SPASMS. THE NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE HAS UNDERWHELMED ALL SEASON, ALLOWING BIG PLAYS. THE KEY TO A BILLS UPSET IS A HEALTHY DEREK ANDERSON, LIMITED BY A CALF INJURY. THE STATUS OF LESEAN McCOY IS UNKNOWN AS HE CONTINUES IN THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL. HAVING PULLED OFF THE BIGGEST UPSET OF LAS VEGAS ODDS IN 2 DECADES WITH THE MINNESOTA VICTORY, THE BILLS MIGHT JUST AGAIN SURPRISE. EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED, WE COUNT DOWN TO THE BIG GAME AS 1BUFFALO.
The future of LeSean McCoy with the Bills is in doubt as the trade deadline approaches. The team has until October 30th to deal for him. McCoy at age 30 is arguably past his prime. His production has fallen off this year as opposing defenses effectively shut him down. COACH McDERMOTT AND GENERAL MANAGER BEANE HAVE PROVEN TO BE HORSE TRADERS WITH KEY PERSONNEL. THE DISASTROUS TRADE OF TYROD TAYLOR HAS UNDERMINED THE ENTIRE SEASON. THEY LIKELY ARE LOOKING TO REDEEM THEMSELVES WITH THE PEGULAS. GIVEN THE SWIRL OF CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING McCOY AND THE EXPRESSED INTEREST OF THE EAGLES, A TRADE IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY. ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW IT WILL PLAY OUT WITH SHADY, WE HOLD OUR COLLECTIVE BREATH AS 1BUFFALO.
National commentators continue to downgrade the Bills, now ranking them near the bottom of the pack. After the horrendous loss to Indianapolis, the team has slipped even more. USA Today places them 29th overall, citing the pathetic 81 points scored all season. NBC Sports pegs them at 28th, declaring the Bills legitimately have the worst offense in the history of the NFL. Sports Illustrated drops them to 30th, declaring it doesn’t matter whether Derek Anderson or Nathan Peterman starts as quarterback. WITH THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ESSENTIALLY ECLIPSED, COMMENTATORS HAVE WRITTEN OFF THE BILLS THIS YEAR. THE OPENING LINE FOR THE MONDAY NIGHT GAME FAVORS NEW ENGLAND BY 13 POINTS. DISTRESSED BY THE INEPTITUDE THAT GAVE RISE TO THIS DEBACLE, WE LOOK TO REGROUP AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are preparing to host the Patriots on Monday Night Football. The divisional contest will play out in front of a national audience, the first at New Era Field since 2008. Coach McDermott announced that Derek Anderson will start. He meets a red hot Tom Brady who is leading the resurgent offense. NEW ENGLANDS DEFENSE IS STRUGGLING, RATED 25th OVERALL IN THE LEAGUE. OUR PROSPECTS ARE DIMINISHED BY THE ONGOING INJURY TO JOSH ALLEN, WHO IS LISTED AS WEEK-TO-WEEK. LOOKING FOR THE UPSET OF THE YEAR AT MIDSEASON, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills suffered a stunning humiliation in their 37 – 5 loss to the Colts. Derek Anderson played badly, throwing 3 interceptions and losing a fumble. The defense let down, allowing 220 rushing yards and 4 Andrew Luck touchdown passes. LeSean McCoy left the game after 2 carries with a head injury. He is in the concussion protocol. IT IS TOO EARLY TO CALL FOR SEAN McDERMOTTS FIRING. THE PLAYOFF DREAM IS ESSENTIALLY OVER BEFORE REACHING MIDSEASON. THE COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER BRANDON BEANE ARE LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUARTERBACK FIASCO. 2018 HAS TURNED INTO A REBUILDING YEAR. THE UPCOMING MONDAY NIGHT HOME GAME VERSUS THE PATRIOTS IS LIKELY TO BE A NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT. DISTRESSED BY THE TOTAL BREAKDOWN ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE, WE SHAKE OUR HEADS IN DISBELIEF AS 1BUFFALO.
The 2 – 4 Bills are preparing to meet the 1 – 5 Colts on the road today. Derek Anderson will start as quarterback. The former Pro Bowler has been with the team for all of 2 weeks. He takes on a red hot Andrew Luck who is rated second in the league with 16 touchdowns. The defense is ranked third overall and will need to have another standout day. THE BILLS ARE DESPERATE FOR A WIN. THEIR NEXT CONTEST IS VERSUS AFC EAST RIVAL NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. LOOKING FOR AN UPSET AT LUCAS OIL STADIUM, WE AWAIT KICKOFF AS 1BUFFALO.