Ryan Fitzpatrick had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 during 2 quarters of play in the Bills 35-32 overtime win against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday night! Compared to his poor performances in the last 2 weeks, Bills fans are hoping to see more perfection during the regular season. His teammates have dubbed him as the “Amish Rifle” and he undoubtedly lived up to it, going 11/12 for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns; one of which was a 52 yard touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson.
It took just over a quarter, but Bills backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen found his groove and rallied the Bills back from a 17 point deficit to tie the game with a touchdown and a 2 point conversion pass to Paul Hubbard with just over 30 seconds left in the game. I know it’s only preseason and I know we shouldn’t put any value in these games, but I’ll take a win when I can get one. It was nice to see them not give up and really work for their win. Earlier in the game the Jaguars had their own 17 point deficit and were able to score 32 unanswered points but the Bills showed the same tenacity they had last year and came up with a win. Everything’s always fine when the Bills win and we’re on cloud nine for at least one week, but the truth about these Bills will come in 2 weeks when the season starts against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Nice to see that Rian Lindell still has the leg and swagger to kick a 40 yard winning field goal. Brian Moorman also showing the league that he’s still on top of his game with a long 63 yard punt.
I really am hating the new kickoff rule. Why not just place the ball on the 20 and forget the kick all together! It’s one of the most exciting plays in football and the new rules take it away. Sorry Hester and Cribbs, hang ‘em up, you’re done!
I could get into how poorly the defense played, but when the Bills win, does it really matter? I’ll leave it for now and save it for another day. Bills fans enjoy this win, and remember, it really is only the preseason but if they can have another big win this Thursday against the Detroit Lions, I’ll be the first to say… PLAYOFFS BABY!!!
LEAD THE CHARGE! GO BILLS GO!
Also, if you are looking for Bills tickets let me know, I have some for sale.
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Written by Norm Duhamel