The Bills were solidly and systematically trounced again last Sunday by a rabid pack of Bears from Chicago, in a 41-9 laugher.
I’m not exactly sure how the defense can play well giving up 41 points, although they did, and of course 14 of them were directly caused by the Bills popgun offense led again by Nathan Peterman.
Like a cockroach, Nathan Peterman always comes back. You cannot kill Peterman, but he can kill you, or at least scare the crap out of you pretty much every time he drops back to pass. The best thing you could say about him last week was that two of the three INTs that he threw were not his fault.
Except they were.
None of the three INTs were accurate passes. Sure, they were lousy or unlucky bounces for the Bills, with the ball popping up right into oncoming Bear claws. But it’s not as though they were sharp, clean throws.
Terrelle Pryor could have caught his, but then again Terrelle Pryor is somewhat of a joke, and sometimes looked more like Richard Pryor out there.
The Band-aids brought in to help this anemic if not comedic offense are also laughable. Derek Anderson. Terrelle Pryor. Cam Phillips. And now Isaiah McKenzie, who’s most notable for being a midget and fumbling a lot. Denver seemed to want to keep him, just not play him.
Shady McCoy’s offensive linemen and coaches are acting like Hatfields and outright refusing to relinquish any land to him.
At times, Shady looks washed up, but to me, if the offense just cleaned up and gave him the same openings that they have in previous seasons he would likely be getting the same kind of yardage he did in previous campaigns.
Of course, with zero threat of going downfield in the NP offense, all 11 defenders can key on McCoy and take him out of the game.
Chris Ivory continued to slug and slog some tough yardage up the middle, often carrying Bears on his back, and was rewarded with an injured shoulder which hopefully will not keep him out of this week’s grudge match against the stinking Jets of New Jersey.
The game was supposed to be a showdown between prized rookie quarterbacks, Josh Allen and Sam Darnold, the #7 and #3 overall picks in last April’s draft. Darnold, however, suffered a booboo on his footsie, and luckily knocked out of the starting lineup this Sunday before the boobirds came out for his four-INT, Nate Peterman imitation against the Dolphins last week.
Josh McCown takes the reins for the struggling Jets as Josh Allen has resumed practicing for the Bills, and desperately wants to get back in there. Bills fans all want him back too, the only real reason to watch the rest of the season, but also don’t want to rush it for no reason.
The bye week follows the Jets game and another two weeks rest is probably what’s best for the Bills future and Josh’s bad elbow.
Derek Anderson has not been cleared to play yet either, which could put all of Bills nation and mafia into concussion protocol if Nate Peterman has to play again.
After last week, Peterman’s lifetime QB rating of 32.5 is actually LESS than if he just spiked the ball each of his 130 passing attempts, which would be 39.6.
But for the first time in a couple weeks, the Bills are in a very winnable game, so come on down to the madhouse in Santa Monica for some cold adult beverages, free wings at halftime, vibrant taunting of our own and the opposing teams, and guaranteed Bills win!
Just a joke.
By Pete Rosen
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