The Bills Scare the Hell out of Me

Bears are at a crossroads. Which way will they go?

Is it just me or is anyone else out there scared to death of the Buffalo Bills?  I know, I know.  They’re 0-7 and rank at or near the bottom of many NFL categories.  That’s the scary part – they have nothing to lose.  They are a wounded animal – unpredictable and dangerous.

Since they moved Ryan Fitzpatrick (or is it Patrick Fitzryan?) in as the starting QB, their offense has been taking shape.  He’s got 12 TD’s in just 5 starts for the Bills this season, with an impressive 382 yards and 3 TD’s against an ever-dangerous Baltimore Ravens team.  Their last 2 games have come down to overtime.  The arrow for the Bills is pointed up.  Where else could it be pointing for an 0-fer the season team, but they are steadily improving.

On the other hand, the Bears arrow is pointed decidedly down.  They come off the bye losers of two straight home games to beatable NFC opponents.  Lovie Smith doesn’t exactly boast a great record against the AFC, with an 11-13 record.  The Bears are 3-3 coming off the BYE under Lovie too.  Any of these little factoids getting you excited about this game?

Do you get where I’m heading with this?  While the records are far apart, these teams appear to be heading in different directions.  I wrote a piece for NFL.com where I said the Bears stand at a crossroads, kind of like that sign on the left.   It’s up to them to go in the right direction.  A loss to the Bills and we’ll know where this season is headed.

BEAR DOWN!!!

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  • Mr. Pickles

    Man, it’s scary how much I agree with this blog sometimes. This was supposed to be a gimme and it’s anything but now. A loss here would have to kick the Fire Lovie Smith machine into overdrive, so at least there’s that to look forward to.

    • Boomer

      Glad you share my mindset Mr. Pickles. It’s like when a major college program plays a mid-major or I-AA. If you win, you were supposed to. If you lose, it’s devastating. It’s a no win situation for the Bears this week regardless of the score.

  • windy Cynic

    Must win….. Pats, Dolphins, Jets, Vikes twice and GB ending our schedule, can’t afford any cheap losses going into that stretch.

  • CK

    As a Bills fan, I can say that the Bears better not underestimate my team. The Ravens and Chiefs are GOOD football teams and the Bills have had absolute heartbreakers the last 2 games. Bears expecting an easy game, especially since while it’s technically a home game for the Bills, it’s really not, I think will be surprised.

    If Fitz and the gang can keep the Bears off the field with the long sustained drives that they have recently been pulling off, I’d say Cutler and Co. are in trouble.

    Should be a good game, but, depends on which team(s) show up to play.