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Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers
- Created on Sunday, 07 October 2012 10:29
Buffalo Bills Football - Week 5
If you look at statistics alone, the Buffalo Bills should win this game. Ryan Fitzpatrick, on paper, looks like a pretty good quarterback. He has almost 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. We beat the 49ers in total yards and passing yards. And are virtually tied in rushing yards.
So why am I even questioning the Bills chances in this game? It's not just that the 49ers appear to be a powerhouse this year, because they are. It's the Bills lack of heart that is the issue. Buffalo has play the most inconsistent football I think I've ever seen. Last weeks game was the final blow. How does a team begin a game so strong only to allow 45 2nd half points?
Unfortunately, I don't think the Bills have what it takes to beat a team like the 49ers. In fact, I don't think this will be a close game. If the whole team shows up and plays a full 60 minutes, they blow the 49ers clear into the Pacific. But who knows if they will.
Bills crap out against the Patriots
- Created on Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:15
Bills can't seem to keep it together
I know that there are those the two twitterverse who believe that you can never say anything bad about the Bills. I call those people oblivious. The loss today against the Patriots shows some gaping holes in this team. It starts from the top down.
Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey are not the two men needed to lead this team forward. I'm sorry, its time to face facts. Neither one inspires any confidence. Chan might make a good GM, but I don't see his coaching style leading this team out of the hole they are in.
Im going to catch some heat on this one, but Ryan Fitzpatrick is not the quarterback to lead this team to greatness. I like the guy a lot. I really wish he were half the quarterback we needed, but he's not. Will the Bills stick with him? Of course they will. Chan and Buddy aren't the type to make changes like that. Anyway, who'd they replace him with?
Today's loss hurts. The Bills were up by 14 points and allowed the Patriots to win 52-28. Keeps drinking the Kool-aid if you'd like, but when we don't make the playoffs again...
Don't get me wrong, I'm a Bills fan. I just don't think that one needs to sprinkle sugar over everything in order to be a fan. I tell it like it is. If you are happy with the Bills' play over the past decade or so, then you're probably pretty happy to be 2-2 this early in the season. If you live in the real world, then you're a little disappointed today.
Some big changes are needed at One Bills Drive, don't expect them to come too soon.
Perry's Quick Take: Buffalo vs New England
- Created on Sunday, 30 September 2012 12:55
So the Bills came through last week and the week before against Kansas City and Cleveland, and my prophecy still stands. This Buffalo Bills team has a tough stretch ahead of it, with New England, San Francisco and a surprisingly-unbeaten Arizona team ahead. Watch out for a number of things in the game today, and I'll highlight a few for you.
Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller to play against New England
- Created on Sunday, 30 September 2012 12:17
Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller will play
The Buffalo Bills announced less than an hour that both fred Jackson and CJ Spiller will play in today's game against the New England Patriots. Jackson will wear a brace on his knee but is expected to see action. Spiller, although in the line up, may see more limited playing time as his shoulder is still pretty sore.
This is good news for the Bills as they currently have the greatest depth at this position. Tashard Choice showed last week that he is more than capable to lead the Bills rushing attack. Even with that depth, it will be nice to have Jackson and Spiller in the game.
My prediction for todays game...Buffalo 28 - New England 17
I forsee the Bills defense building upon the progress they've made since game 1. A strong showing by the defense and the combined efforts of our runningbacks should prove more than the Patriots can handle.
Week 4 predictions
- Created on Sunday, 30 September 2012 12:03
Buffalo Bills - Week 4 Predictions
Well, here we are again. And the staff at OneBillsDrive has their predictions for week 4. The debacle in the Packers - Seahawks game gave everybody a loss. The Bills are playing the Patriots this week. Lets see who is picking the Bills to win. Here are the standings after week 3:
- GoSabres72: 13-5
- 12th Man: 12-6
- Perry: 12-6
- Buffalo Reese: 10-8
Bills - Patriots Notes 9/29
- Created on Saturday, 29 September 2012 19:51
Buffalo Bills Football - Bills vs. Patriots
It's safe to say that the Bills - Patriots game could come down to two players. Those two players are the anchor on the Bills' Defense. Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, both acquired during free-agency this past off season, need to come up big against the Patriots.
Bills vs. Patriots - Pregame
- Created on Saturday, 29 September 2012 09:19
Bills - Patriots : OneBillsDrive
Will Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller play against the Patriots? That's the single biggest question that Bills fans have been asking all week. Both Jackson and Spiller practiced on Friday and Jackson seems optimistic about his condition. Spiller is being a little more cautious, but like Jackson, is listed as questionable.
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
- Created on Thursday, 27 September 2012 18:05
Buffalo Bills Football - Week 4
The Buffalo Bills are on a two game winning streak. The New England Patriots are on a two week skid. This is a very atypical set up for recent Bills - Patriots history. When you look at the stats for both teams over the first 3 weeks of the season, things look pretty even. One thing that stands out is the number of touchdown passes by each quarterback. Fitzpatrick has 8 while Brady only has 4.
Bills release punter Brian Moorman
- Created on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:59
The Buffalo Bills have released their longtime punter, Brian Moorman, a longtime veteran of the team. Moorman, who is one of the more popular players with fans, has been with the team since 2001. He holds many team punting records.
The Bills have signed Shawn Powell, whom they drafted this past April. Powell was considered one of the top punters of that years draft.
Players and fans alike have been reacting with shock and disappointment over Moorman's release.
Sleezy in Seattle
- Created on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 18:13
Last night as I watched the end of the Packers - Seahawks game I watched a defender catch a football and fall to the ground. I assumed, like every person who has 20-20 vision, that Green bay had ended the game with a last minute interception in the endzone. What I didn't realize is that a replacement official was about to make history.
Last nights debacle is just a long series of bad and missed call that are being made by officials that have no business officiating an NFL game. I mean no disrespect to these replacement officials when I say this. These officials are simply filling in for the "real" NFL officials.
It appears that the NFL is simply too fast for these officials. They are not used to the pace of these games. They are also not completely familiar with the rules in the NFL. Again, it's not their fault. Though I will often yell at them through my television.
My problem with last nights call is that there were two refs that were near the call and one of them got it right. The other, I believe (and I'm not kidding), forgot which team was on offense and mistakenly called a touchdown. Once he realized that he made a mistake, it was too late to back down. The pending review "washed" the mistake away and one of the biggest blunders in NFL officiating / review history was born.
Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson only made matters worse by joking about it in the post game. A coach with class would have handled the situation in a better way.
This isn't just about one of the worst calls in NFL history. This is about games being decided by the "13th" man. It's an embarassment on America's favorite game.
The NFL is a multi-billion dollar industry. I think that we, the ones who fork over the billions, deserve better.
Buffalo Bills versus Cleveland Browns game recap
- Created on Sunday, 23 September 2012 18:54
Let's start with the good. The Buffalo Bills won this game and are now two and one in their division. Bad news is CJ Spiller was injured and who knows how long he'll be out.
Ryan Fitzpatrick started the game strong But when CJ Spiller went down his performance suffered also. Fitzpatrick did finish the game with 22 completions on 35 attempts also had 208 yards and three touchdowns. Overall that's not a bad looking game but the middle of the game was pretty soft.
Tashard Choice came in for the injured Spiller gaining 91 yards on 20 carries. Stevie Johnson and Donald jones did most of the receiving works while TJ Graham scored his first NFL touchdown.
The Bills defense had a pretty strong showing. The secondary is still a little weak, but Mario Williams continues to shine. He had 1.5 sacks today. Kyle Williams, Anderson, and Dareus also had sacks. The Bills front four kept a lot of pressure on Weeden all day.
CJ Spiller left the game early with a shoulder injury. The status of the NFL's leading rusher is unknown. His loss combined with Jackson's injury really puts a lot of pressure on the Bills offense. Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to have to be more consistent. Three key players are currently out of the offensive line up.
The Bills have a lot to do to prepare for their home game against the New England Patriots. The Patriots play the Ravens in Baltimore tonight.
Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
- Created on Sunday, 23 September 2012 12:36
Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
This one should be a no-brainer. The Bills had a rough start but made up for it last week against the Chiefs. The Browns are 0 - 2 in a couple of close games, but the stats don't add up to much. The Bills should be able to put a "W" in the win column this week, but then this is why we play the games.
The Bills rushing attack is superb thus far. All this being done on the back of C.J. Spiller as Fred Jackson is still nursing his injury. If Spiller runs hot today, look for the Bills to leave the Browns in the dust.
The Bills defense finally showed up last week against the Chiefs. Mario Williams, though the stats don't show it, created a lot of trouble for the Kansas City offense. The secondary had a much better game. If they play like they did last week, we win this game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick? This is the one wild card that could unravel the whole thing. So far this year, Fitzpatrick has struggled. We need Fitz to show up and become the leader this team needs. We've seen glimpses of this in the past. If Fitzpatrick can pull it together, this game is going to be a blow-out.
I see the Bills winning this game in big fashion. Let's play some football.
Week 3 Predictions
- Created on Sunday, 23 September 2012 12:08
Well, here we are in week 3 of the NFL season. Here are the OneBillsDrive.com staff picks for this weeks key games. After week 2, here are the standings:
- 12th Man (4-2) 8-4
- GoSabres72 (4-2) 8-4
- Buffalo Reese (3-3) 8-4
- Perry (3-3) 7-5
Perry's Corner: Time to Panic?
- Created on Sunday, 16 September 2012 11:07
Chan Gailey has said that he isn't going to act as if the sky is falling in Buffalo. Should he be?
Week 2 Predictions
- Created on Sunday, 16 September 2012 08:59
Here we are at week 2 of the NFL season. The One Bills Drive staff is ready to make this weeks predictions. Here are the standings after week 1:
- Buffalo Reese (5-1)
- 12th Man (4-2)
- Perry (4-2)
- GoSabres72 (4-2)
Bills vs Chiefs
- Created on Sunday, 16 September 2012 08:50
Ryan Fitzpatrick has something to prove. Fitz took a beating in last weeks game and in the post game reaction by fans. He had a terrible game. The rest of the team did too, for the most part. But it's time to put that game behind us.
This weeks matchup pits the Bills against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are coming off a terrible game against the Falcons. The only bright spot for the Chiefs was their running game and even that wasn't spectacular. The Bills need to regroup and play a smart game. The winner of this game will emerge 1 - 1, while the loser will be 0 - 2. They'll also need Donald Jones to fill in for the injured David Nelson.
On paper, these two teams are pretty evenly matched. The Bills will be missing Fred jackson and David Nelson on the offense this week. Both were injured in last weeks game against the Jets. Spiller is going to be expected to carry much of the load. He had a good game last week against the Jets, one of the highlights for the Bills.
If the Bills are going to win this week we need the Defense to show up. Last weeks performance was an embarassment. Our key players were ineffective. Mario Williams, the most talked about player in the off-season, was never heard from. Our secondary played 10 yards off of the Jets' receivers. This was one of the reasons that Sanchez looked so good. If our Defense shows up, the Chiefs are going to have a tough go of it.
Bills WR Nelson out with torn knee ligament
- Created on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 06:07
WSJ.com is reporting:"
As if a deflating season-opening loss wasn't bad enough in putting a dent in the Buffalo Bills' high expectations. Now they have injuries to two key offensive players to contend with.
Receiver David Nelson will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee. The news is at least a little more encouraging for running back Fred Jackson, who will miss at least four weeks after he also hurt his right knee.
Coach Chan Gailey provided the update Monday afternoon, a day after both players were hurt in a dreadful 48-28 loss at the New York Jets.
"It's a setback," Gailey said. "You lose experience and you lose versatility. But I think our guys can adjust." Read more...
Storylines Coming Out of Week One
- Created on Sunday, 09 September 2012 15:29
Perry here. Okay... as I type this, it's 34-7 with the Jets leading the Bills. I don't know if I can talk about this game even close to objectively, so I'm going to just cover the storylines for whatever team is playing out of Buffalo these days. Let's get this over with.
Storyline One: Okay, the preseason DID happen.
And here's why: clearly, this team is not grown-up enough to be competing in the NFL. Our defense played like a joke, with all of our high-moneyed moves just making Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano look like geniuses, Mark Sanchez look like an elite quarterback and one Tim Tebow look like a great football player. Our offense made the Jets' defense's job look easy. We gave them (as I type this, the Jets just scored yet another touchdown on us...) most of their points off of interceptions and fumbles, including Fitzpatrick's beautifully-thrown pick six into the hands of Cromartie, who could not BELIEVE that he threw it RIGHT TO HIM.
So where does the problem start?
Everything seemed "business as usual" for this Buffalo Bills team leading to Week One. Everybody went about their business, fairly relaxed as the (the touchdown was just reviewed and called good... so I think there goes any chance we had of a comeback to begin with)... where was I? Oh. Everybody went about their business, fairly relaxed as the fans and media pumped this team up. And you know what I think?
I think it went to their heads, and they bought into the hype. Don't worry about our weaknesses in the depth chart, our receiver corps, and our performance in the preseason. THIS IS OUR YEAR.
So where does the problem start?
Right near the top, if you ask me.
There's no sense of urgency for this team, there's no fire, there's nothing getting this team to get off of their asses, go out there and win a football game. And that starts with the general manager Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey!
See that? That's Al Pacino in "Any Given Sunday" doing what a head coach SHOULD do.
We don't have a head coach like Al Pacino coaching our guys to fight, claw, scrap and die for just one inch.
We have Chan Gailey.
And I HOPE his job's on the line this year. I HOPE that Buddy Nix's job is on the line this year. I HOPE that everybody involved in this has something at stake here, because this isn't acceptable.
And as everyone on Twitter knows, I'm pretty frustrated with this "nobody covering Santonio Holmes" business. And McKelvin just blowing it early on.
Storyline Two: Freddie's Hurt... Get Praying.
Get praying everybody, because our one-two punch of Freddie Jackson and CJ Spiller might be cut in half, as Fred Jackson left the game before halftime with "knee issues." He's having an MRI on Monday, and he might be the most prayed-for man in Buffalo. Last season we tanked after he went out. This season we're tanking already.
As I type, Fitz and Chandler just connected for a short-range TD to cut the lead to 41-14, and I have another point out of Rian Lindell. Cripes...
Anyway, we're in trouble. We can't be having depth and conditioning issues already. It's Week One. We need to get it together. We need all our pieces in play, and they need to do their jobs. This NEEDS to be the year for the Buffalo Bills. It's the best chance we have to get to the playoffs in years.
And if we can't do it this year... Ralph's getting up there, he was hospitalized just a couple of weeks ago, and who's going to want to keep a team of losers in town? The Bills are the prime candidate to move to Los Angeles. It is in the best interests of the franchise and the area for the Bills to do well and stay in Buffalo.
Also, get McKelvin out of there. PLEASE.
Storyline Three: What actually went right?
The Bills just scored again to bring my fantasy points up by one and the score is 41-21. The Bills are about to get the ball again, in one of two occasions we actually put the Jets' offense down. I digress. SOME stuff actually looked good.
The offensive line kept Fitz safe for the most part, and can be proud of the job that they did. Fitz's decision-making is what caused those interceptions, not the pressure on him from the defense and failure of the offensive line to pick it up. Cordy Glenn seems to be doing what we're paying him for.
Spiller and Chandler both had pretty good plays, and David Nelson and Donald Jones had moments where they looked good too. All is not hopeless here, just pretty bleak.
And Stevie Johnson just grabbed a nice touchdown to bring it up to 28-41. No touchdown dance. Perhaps a sign of his new maturity? Hmm.
This was going to be my next point. This team didn't just lie down and die, accepting their fate. They actually kept it going and didn't "go softly into that good night."
It's just unfortunate that they did it too little, too late and that we killed ourselves in that first half.
48-28 final... and we have a lot of work to do.
Perry out... and furious.
Buffalo Bills - Week 1 game insights
- Created on Sunday, 09 September 2012 13:43
Buffalo Bills Week 1 Game Insights
Dear Bills Fans...did we forget to tell you that we'd have a rough start. Well, the 1st quarter did not go as planned. The Jets are leading 7 - 0 and seem to be making the two quarterback think work for them. The Jets didn't score a touchdown during preseason. They've managed to score one against us. The defense for the Bills is non-existent. The offense, I don't even want to go there yet.
Things only got worse. The Jets scored again. They also ran a punt back for a touchdown. Fred Jackson looked as though he'd been injured, but was walking on the sidelines. C.J. Spiller gave us some hope with a rushing touchdown a little more than halfway through the quarter. The Jets finished off the half with a field goal. This is not how I envisioned the first game going.
Week 1 Predictions - NFL
- Created on Sunday, 09 September 2012 11:01
Week 1 NFL Predictions
Each week, Perry, Buffalo Reese, and Myself will make predictions on a few key match ups. We'll keep a running tab to see who is better at predicting success in the NFL. At the end of the season we'll crown the winner. In addition, we would like to give our readers a chance to give their picks. Starting next week, readers will have a chance to make their picks on our key games. Keep an eye out for that.