Immediate Reactions: Cleveland 29 Buffalo 27

Alright, so if that wasn’t another shining example of what life is like as a Bills fan than I don’t know what is.  It’s almost like I started writing about it because of games like that.  I couldn’t do it after the game and just needed to shift through it all and see where to go.  I’m going to try to break it down as much as I can and recap some of my thoughts:

 

Trent Edwards was awful for the first quarter obviously and then they just shut him down.  Still been about 4 weeks (coincidently 4 losses) since we’ve thrown the ball down field.  How much do we miss Josh Reed?

 

I thought Fred Jackson’s fumble hurt more than Edward’s 3 interceptions only because we were finally putting a drive together.

 

Nice game by Steve Johnson, although he had that drop. I like that he’s a little bigger and think he could develop into a solid receiver combination.

 

Buffalo has a running game! Although they were killing him for not hitting the holes hard all the time (which I think comes from playing 9 weeks without having any holes), Marshawn Lynch had a phenomenal game last night.  I don’t understand why we weren’t running off tackle more and they finally did it this game.  You can’t run up the gut against a 3-4 with great NT and they finally did that.

 

Trent Edwards played pretty bad, huh?

 

Marcus Stroud is a man-child and played outstanding as did the defense did as whole. To only give up 6 points on those 3 interceptions was huge, but the big run (anyone else see Braylon Edwards holding Terrence McGee) and long drive is what killed this team.

 

Mitchell and Stroud were outstanding pickups and more importantly we need to start blitzing more as last night showed us.

 

It looks like Terrence McGee is coming back to form? Just as Jabari Greer gets hurt.

 

I thought Leodis McKelvin played a sensational game. Obviously the kick returns were the highlight but I thought he played great in coverage too.

 

Is Lee Evans still a Bill because he was so wide open at times I thought maybe he wasn’t actually a player.

 

Finally a kudos to the Offensive line, I liked that Edwards gave the ball to Duke Preston of the QB sneak and they’re pass protection was great and minus a couple Shaun Rogers plays they were actually run blocking out there.

 

What was with the end of the game play calling?  47-yarders aren’t gimmes and they decided to call 3 dive plays?  I’m ok with running the ball there but most of their success came with running the ball off tackle and they should’ve used that shotgun, off tackle play there.

If I hear Wide Right one more time on ESPN I’m going to blowup the network, seriously.

 

What a way to recap the weekend after the Sabres were embarrassed on Friday and Saturday!  Of course like Jerry Sullivan usually writes, they’ll win this week against KC to get all of our hopes up just enough to keep going. 

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