There should be phrase for the game experience we’ve had the last two weeks. That feeling in your gut where you’re pretty sure this good thing won’t last. The team lines up in the victory formation, but you’re still holding your breath through each movement of the snap, only exhaling once the quarterback has successfully dropped to one knee. Because there’s no way a 1-2 Bills team walks into the Razor and shuts out the best team of this millennium.
To an outside observer, there was never much question of who had the advantage and was most likely walking away with the victory. But we are not, dear reader, unbiased in these circumstances. From the first kickoff to the last second ticked off, we couldn’t escape that anxious feeling that any minute now, the bottom will fall out and our true nature will overtake us. It was true last weekend and the Sunday before against Arizona. But it happened. You were there. You saw it. I don’t care who was playing quarterback. The Patriots got booed off their own field. Awesome.
I'd say more but... the game starts in a little over two hours, and I'm running out of time, so let's skip straight to the bullet points...
1) LeSean McCoy
The dismissal of Greg Roman has clearly had a positive impact on this offense, particularly in the backfield. Last year, the Bills had the best rushing attack in football, but somehow Greg Roman seemed to completely forget that fact. Whether he “fixed” something that was never broken or truly was overcomplicated a good thing, we’ll never really know. But there’s no question that the line is playing better and LeSean McCoy is running with more confidence. All roads to success run through Shady.
2) Marcell Dareus
TWO THINGS TO BE TERRIFIED OF:
1) Heat Stroke
This is what happens when you’re more concerned with moving to LA than actually being ready to host football games there. You get headlines like these:
“Rams, Coliseum seek to improve game conditions for fans in second home game of season”
In case you're wondering how they're improving games in a hundred year old stadium in southern California, they're making efforts not to run out of water at their concession stands. Also, remember, they moved to L.A. for the perks.
2) Wait, they’ve won 3 games!?
I’m trying to look inside the numbers and understand how this team is 3-1. We all knew their defense was good, but it’s not as though they’re the best. They’re amongst the best at causing turnovers, but only 8 teams have given up more yards. Also, this should be a moot point since Todd Gurley has put up a measly 54 yards a game and 2 touchdowns. Their best receiver is Kenny Britt, who has 6 total touchdowns in the last 3 years. Case Keenum is a guy who plays too. This has led to an offense that has gained the fewest yards in football and just the Bears & Titans have scored fewer points. They’ve won 3 out of 4 games, including wins over Seattle and Arizona. This is why I don’t like reading stats. These are not the 2015 Denver Broncos. None of this makes sense.
WHY YOU SHOULD HATE THEM:
Jerry Jones helped move this team here. Stan Kroenke waited all of 5 minutes after arriving in California to try and screw his players out of money. Jeff Fisher pushed his quarterback one step closer to his grave last season. Their first home game sent 14 people to the hospital. If I didn't know any better, I'd assume they were actively trying to be the most unlikeable team in football. Tell 'em, Terry...
Before I get to this, did you hear about Joe Buck's addiction to hair plugs!? I found this picture of his lowest moment...
What was I talking about? Oh, right.
Bills 13, Rams 6