Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco deemed themselves Batman and Robin but it was Stevie Johnson that played the Joker today. Johnson lifted his jersey after scoring his first of three touchdowns, to show “Why So Serious?” written on his undershirt, in reference to Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movie. Both teams are all but out of the playoff race but Buffalo remained composed scoring 35 unanswered points after trailing 28-7 on their way to a 49-31 rout over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ryan Fitzpatrick showed some nerves in the first quarter throwing 2 interceptions including one returned 21 yards for a touchdown from Johnathan Joseph. Fitzpatrick finished the day 21/34 for 316 yard and 4 touchdowns. Fred Jackson sealed the deal with a 30 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter capping another impressive day totaling 115 yards. Today was the biggest comeback since overcoming a 26-0 deficit and topping the Colts 37-35 on Sept. 21, 1997, according to STATS LLC. It was also the largest scoring output since 2008 when they scored 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
What could have been? The close losses against Miami, Baltimore, Kansas City and Chicago is what hurt them. It’s hard to play the ‘what if’ game but as a Bills fan it’s the only thing that keeps us tuning in every week. I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that this Bills team does not show signs of quitting. Although the Bills were down 31-14 at half, they re-grouped and shut out their opponent in the second half for the first time this season.
Today I was proud to be a Buffalo Bills fan, I will wear my Bills gear with pride. We are officially out of the NFL basement and still have a chance to catch Miami in the AFC East and 8-8 season is still alive. I give all 3 stars to the entire Buffalo Bills football team, to pull off a victory like they did today was inspiring and will hopefully spill into next weeks game when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at home.
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Written by Norm Duhamel