Many Bills fans are lamenting over a heart breaking overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The one question to me to come from this game is what more do you need to see from Bills quarterback to convice you he is a legitament franchise quarterback.
Fitzpatrick was 23 of 45 for 265 yards passing a touchdown and a interception. Also, Fitzpatrick threw two passes that should have been caught for the game winning touchdown, but wide receiver Stevie Johnson dropped both of them.
To Johnson’s defense the first one was a little high, but still was very catchable. When Johnson couldn’t haul it in the ball popped into the air and was intercepted. On the second Johnson beat his coverage on a deep route and had his hands on the football in the endzone, but dropped it.
Many will ask what happened in the first half, but it is hard for an offense to get anything going when your defense cannot get off the field.
In the end, with a better defense the Bills easily win this game.
The Buffalo Bills ended outside linebacker Shawne Merriman’s season before he even play a single game for the Buffalo Bills, and will be a free agent at the end of the year.
Merriman’s best chance of getting a long term contract is with the Bills.
The Bills were awarded Merriman earlier this month after being placed on waivers by the San Diego Chargers. There may have been other teams that have placed a waiver claim for him, but things have changed.
What has changed is that Merriman has proven he cannot stay healthy and other teams in the NFL will only give him a one year prove it deal. The Bills on the other hand are desperate for a pass rushing outside linebacker. That means the Bills are most likely willing to do something a little bit more long term than most other teams.
Many fans will probably scoff at giving Merriman a contract with more than one year in it, but if the price is reasonable it will be well worth it.
In the end, as the saying goes no guts no glory.
The Buffalo Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in a game that is sure to a tough challenge.
The question is can the Bills pull off a upset?
The Steelers enter the game with a 7-3 record and a defense that is once again amongst the best in the NFL. The Bills on the other hand come in with one of the worst run defenses in the NFL.
The key to this game will be what the Steelers do on offense. If they decide to pass it more than run then the Bills have a chance. However, if they decide to run the football the majority of the time then this game will not be even close, which also happens to be their strength on offense.
In the end, the only way that the Bills can pull off a upset is if the Steelers get pass happy.