Week 13: Buffalo at Washington

There was a game played by the Dolphins and Giants in London earlier this season. This week, the Bills travel to London, not the city, but the former Buffalo Bill, London Fletcher. You’d better believe London will have his crew fired up. With the recent tragic loss of Sean Taylor and with London’s old team coming to town, the charismatic linebacker is sure to be emotionally charged this week. Fletcher isn’t the only former Bill playing for Washington these days, remember Pierson Prioleau? He’ll be there too.

week13.pngOn the Buffalo side of the ball, it’s another interesting week. Both Lynch and Thomas will be out, putting the running game in the hands of two rookies, Fred Jackson and Dwayne Wright. I always look forward to seeing new running backs get a chance. That seems to be the position with the greatest breakout performance ability. Of course, the Bills’ passing game is in the hands of another rookie, but one with experience, Trent Edwards.

This will be a tough game where the crowd and opposing team will be very emotionally involved. The Bills have a tough task up against them in planning for this game where the home town has lost a loved one. With the way Buffalo has been playing lately, and Washington’s equally streaky play, I think the Skins may have the edge in this one. I originally chalked this one up as a win, but things have changed. One thing I will say is if the Bills win, it will probably be because Lee Evans had another big game.

Prediction: Buffalo 12 | Washington 17

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