Monday, September 14, 2009

Thanks for the Bumbling Idiocy, Buffalo Bills

They had the game won. Had it won, easily. But this is Buffalo, so they gave up two touchdowns in a 1:10 stretch to Ben Watson. They (well, specifically, Leodis McKelvin) abetted the comeback by running a kickoff out of the end zone and fumbling it away instead of taking a knee for a touchback. It was so perfectly Buffalo that I can't feel bad for them. They did it to themselves.

However horrific their bumbling was, they may have provided the blueprint for a less stupid team to beat the Patriots--and that blueprint is no-huddle. The combination of age up front and youth behind makes it look that New England could be vulnerable to that style of play. We'll see if the teams coming up on the Pat's schedule take a page out of the Buffalo book, whilst leaving the whole "How to Give the Game Away" chapter alone.

1 comment:

Andrew Wice said...

Roger that.

Running right at the Pats seems like a good idea.

As usual, good teams find a way to win and bad teams find a way to lose.