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Sporting a 5-7 record, I guess the Bills are still mathematically in the playoff hunt, but lets be honest Sunday they beat a stank Jacksonville team. The postive was the fact Head Coach Chan Gailey decided to play to the team's strength and run the football. Its not trigonometry, its football.
Fred Jackson ran for 109 yards on 25 carries while C.J. Spiller gained 77 yards on 14 carries, including a dazzling 44-yard scramper. The Bills ran the ball a season high 46 times for 232 yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick attempting 17 passes should be the blueprint for success all season long. Fitz was 9-17 for 109 yards, 2 td's, 1 int.
The Bills racked up 344 yards of offense and scored 34 points. They held the ball for nearly 35 minutes. The defense sacked Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne four times. Alex Carrington had two tackles for loss, a sack-and-a-half, Mario Williams registered a sack and forced fumbled recovery.
The Bills play NFC opponents the next two weeks, hosting St. Louis on Sunday and then Seattle in Toronto the following week. They will travel to Miami before hosting the Jets in the season finale.
The announced attendance was 53,971 marking the 18th blackout since 2000 for the Bills. That number should climb to 19 this coming Sunday.
Just one day after Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself, Kansas City banded together to play their best game of the season, a 27-21 victory over Carolinal. The Chiefs played an inspired football game. The events of Saturday are horrific, tragic and senseless. Playing the game was trivial.
The fact Belcher is the latest among several players and NFL retirees to die from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in the past couple of years is alarming stat for the league.