Monday, September 14, 2009

Patriots 25 Bills 24


Two years ago, Dallas beat Buffalo 25-24 on Monday Night Football. At that point, many Bills fans didn't think they could experience a worse loss than that. Well, they were wrong. The Bills, as they so often do, choked away a win in a way that you can't even imagine.

If you are reading this blog, you saw the game, and know what happened, so I don't need to rehash what happened, nor do I even want to think about it. The question is...who is to blame? It has to be McKelvin right? He took it out of the end zone and fumbled away the ball with under 2 minutes to play and a 5 point lead. Taking the ball out of the end zone was a smart play and the fumble was unfortunate and he should have gone down, no doubt about it. In my opinion though, the loss can only be blamed on one person...the single constant for the past four years, the coach, Dick Jauron.

These disturbing life shortening losses are a trend under this head coach. They happen on a regular basis. This isn't just a one time thing. The coach is a loser and his teams take after him. The Patriots game in 2006, the Broncos game in 2007, the Dallas game in 2007, the Cleveland game in 2008, the Jets game in 2008 and now the Patriots game in 2009. That is 6 games out of 49 that the Bills have completely choked away wins. In two of these games, they held the lead for 60 minutes and LOST (Dallas and Denver didn't take the lead until the final bell). They didn't trail New England tonight for 59 minutes and 10 seconds. The Patriots game in 2006, they held a double digit 2nd half lead.

The Bills are 0-1. When it is all said and done, they lost a divisional game in which they led by 11 with 5 minutes to go. You can say all you want about them being unlucky. When it happens over and over, it isn't luck, it is just what the Bills are. It really isn't fair being a Bills fan.


  1. part of me died last night

  2. Keith Ellison is to blame. Dude is small and does nothing. For being small with "speed" dude got torched by a fatter and taller Ben Watson Twice! Ellison looked like coast v schrum at sunshine park in '02.

    And with Poz prob being done for life, if Ellison is our answer in the Middle, I'm buying either a Lofa Tatupa or a Patrick Willis Jersey and just writing off the Bills for a bit.