One of the good things about the August games that don’t count is that the NFL stages preseason contests on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. With NFL.com’s Preseason Live, which we’re being compensated to promote, it means that five of seven days per week can be devoted to watching football.
Tonight, two games are being played. In one of them, a whopping 45 points were scored in the first half in Toronto, where the Bills are hosting their former AFC East rival, the Colts.
The scoring began, as Rosenthal pointed out, with a nifty 31-yard run from Bills rookie running back C.J. Spiller, who seems to have all the speed, burst, and agility that he was believed to have in the days preceding the draft.
Then again, Spiller managed only 23 yards on his other nine carries, and he caught only one pass for two yards. So maybe it comes and goes. Or maybe the Bills’ offensive line is really, really bad.
The scoring also included a 78-yard return of a Peyton Manning interception by Bills cornerback Terrence McGee and a 70-yard touchdown pass from Trent Edwards to
Terrell Owens Lee Evans.