No surprises from yesterday’s game against New England. We saw more Patriot dominance, decent running by Marshawn Lynch, lack of Bills offensive production, another 38 point game for New England, and some more injuries to key Buffalo players.
Like usual, the Bills put together a great drive early in the game. It probably would’ve happened on their first possession, but JP Losman received a late hit, spraining his knee. He fumbled and gave New England the ball. On the next possession, rookie quarterback Trent Edwards led them down the field in an 80 yard drive that ended in an 8 yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t over with that score that put Buffalo up 7-3. The Patriots needed to match their 2 previous scores of 38 points, and they did.
The rest of the game saw New England constantly moving the ball well, scoring a pair of touchdowns in each of the second and third quarters, and one in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Buffalo put up a frightening number of 3-and-out drives together, giving Brian Moorman a great punting workout yet again.
Rookie Paul Posluszny also sustained a bad injury, breaking his forearm. Surgery is scheduled for Monday. He will be out at least 8 weeks, possibly for the entire remainder of the season. And finally, offensive lineman, Jason Whittle, hurt his hamstring. There is a chance it’s torn, and if that’s the case, he’ll be out for the season as well.
This is the worst start to a season in Buffalo in many years, and they’ve had some pretty rough starts. The game plan to open up the passing game with a lot of 3 and 4 wide sets went out the window after the first play from scrimmage when JP got hurt. So who knows, maybe this will be a chance for Edwards to shine, even though he really didn’t yesterday. Next week is a game at home against the Jets, who will actually be the weakest team the Bills have faced this year.