Writing the title alone makes me sick to my stomach.
In fact, thinking of the Buffalo Bills losing once again to the New England Patriots causes serious anxiety. The kind that forces me to pop an uncountable number of pills until the feeling slowly trickles away.
E.J. Manuel or Jeff Tuel, it doesn’t matter who plays and starts this Sunday against Tom Brady and the Patriots. It’s not just the quarterback position, but also the coaching staff that lack the experience necessary to deal with the evil empire of Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Something may have changed in Buffalo this season when Russ Brandon was given the power of team president, but that doesn’t mean change is ready to happen.
They searched for a coach who was destined to win and Doug Marrone fits the bill, but a young front office, young coach, two rookie quarterbacks and a number of players in their early 20′s lack the knowledge needed.
The Bills could find a young nucleus and be on to something that could be great, but for now, why should anything be different?
Buffalo has lost 23 of the last 25 matchups against the Patriots and since the insane amount of injuries suffered by them in preseason, the NFL’s latest lines have nearly doubled since the off-season.
In Tom Brady’s last nine games in Buffalo they are 7-1-1 against the spread and for that reason it’s time to think with your head…not with your heart.
Pick: Patriots -11