“Lost all reason and belonging. Can’t do right for doing wrong and I don’t like the way I’m feeling. Need your faith healing. Healing, healing, healing. Faith and healing. Faith and healing. Faith and healing.” – Ian McCulloch
When I listen to Bills-Talk on the radio, one would gather we are listening to conversations about the Sabres, who recently completed an eight game losing streak and are currently in Year 12 of their playoff draught. You might assume the Buffalo Bills are 3-8 as opposed to 8-3. When the Sabres were 7-3 it was considered a HOT start.
“No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.” –Bill Parcells
When the Bills registered wins number seven and eight (ending a two game losing streak), many have been vocal about the way the team wins games.
“I never ask for more than I deserve. You know it’s the truth. You seem to think you’re God’s gift to this Earth. I’m telling you, no way. You ought to be thankful for the little things. But little things are all you seem to give. You’re always putting off what we can do today. Soap opera says, you’ve got one life to live. Who’s right, who’s wrong. What have you done for me lately? Ooh-ooh-ooh, yeah. What have you done for me lately?” – Janet Jackson
When the Bills were blowing teams out they were critiqued for not winning close games. Now they have.
“Always remember… Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David.” – Shug Jordan
The extremely high expectations for the Bills were set by Las Vegas, the media, and the fans many months ago. They were penciled in as the Super Bowl winner getting, there as the number one seed, hosting two playoff games after a bye week of rest and healing.
“Shufflin’ on down, doin’ it for you. We’re so bad we know we’re good. Blowin’ your mind like we knew we would. You know we’re just struttin’ for fun. Struttin’ our stuff for everyone. We’re not here to start no trouble. We’re just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle.” –Bears Shufflin’ Crew
Winning the Super Bowl is certainly still a solid possibility. Getting the number one seed in the AFC will require an awful lot of winning, but is certainly still on the table. Winning the division will require a lot of victories as well.
“When you win, nothing hurts.” – Joe Namath
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week
Von Miller currently leads NFL pass rushers in Pro Bowl votes. He will miss tonight’s game against New England. He is out indefinitely and will be re-evaluated in seven to ten days.
John “Smoke” Brown has been signed to the Bills practice squad. He played two seasons with Buffalo in 2019 and 2020.
Greg Rousseau has practiced fully this week and will play tonight.
Tyler Bass has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November.
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