Opening day seems so long ago. On that warm Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, the Bills blasted the Chiefs, hearing the sound of boos rain down on the home team. So much for relaxing Sunday afternoons. Since then every game has gone right down to the final series if not the actual final play. The good news for the Bills has been that 3 of those wins, against the Raiders, Patriots and Eagles, have all been wins. This Sunday in Toronto I think it's time to have a day when the fans can relax in the 4th quarter.
The Redskins were an over valued stock when they were 3-1 and healthy. Since that point they have dropped 2 straight and have been decimated by injuries. The offensive weapons at the disposal of new QB John Beck are not going to strike fear in anyone's heart. As poorly as the Bills defense has played this year, they should be able to handle a Redskins team without Chris Cooley, Santana Moss and Tim Hightower. Defensively the Redskins can make plays, especially with excellent defensive ends like Brian "I should have been a Buffalo Bill" Orakpo and rookie Ryan Kerrigan. But former Bills linebacker London Fletcher, believe it or not, is a game day decision because of an injury (he has never missed a game in his career) and defensive back DeAngelo Hall are both hurting.
This is the Sunday when Fitz, pockets flush with cash, puts a beating on an opponent. What the Bills have given their Toronto "fans" over the past 3 years have been both bad and boring. That changes this week. For the first time in the Toronto series, the people up north will have some actual touchdown to cheer for the Bills. Fred Jackson will run through and around the Skins scrambling defense and Fitz bounces back with a sharp, 2 touchdown, no interception effort.
(Mike's record 2-4) Yes I am embarrassed.