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Buffalo Bills Week 12 Reaction: No Offense

November 26th, 2012 at 9:18 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

As the NFL season begins to wind down, the AFC wild card picture continues to look foggy, so the Buffalo Bills did the league a service and pulled themselves out of contention, basically. 


The Bills handed in one of the most vanilla offensive games of the season, mostly by missing opportunities and abandoning what was actually working offensively. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick missed two deep balls, to CJ Spiller and Donald Jones respectively, which most likely would have resulted in touchdowns. Buffalo also only ran the ball 20 times, 14 of which went to Spiller who still managed to gain 107 yards. It almost seemed as if Chan Gailey wanted Fitzpatrick to get into a shootout with prized rookie Andrew Luck, as crazy as that may seem. 

The fact of the matter is, the Bills offense has been nonexistent lately. They scored their first offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter of their week 12 matchup, after not scoring one at all the week before against the Miami Dolphins. The Bills' loss drops them to 4-7 on the season and the bleak playoff chances that were there are basically a mirage to Buffalo now. 

The positive the team can take out of their contest with the Colts is that the defense is actually looking like the unit it was supposed to be all season. Mario Williams had three sacks and rookie Stephon Gilmore played a good game against Reggie Wayne. Unfortunately for Bills fans, this is something they can look forward to for next year, since this year is as good as done. 

Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Chan Gailey, CJ Spiller, Donald Jones, Football, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Reggie Wayne, Ryan Fitzpatrick

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