Getting outscored 45-7 over the final 26 minutes of a football game is usually more than enough to make for a dismal Sunday.
The Bills had to deal with even more bad news on top of their complete meltdown after taking a 21-7 lead over the Patriots, though. They also have to deal with the fact that they lost two of their starting offensive linemen to injuries during the game. Left tackle Cordy Glenn and right guard Kraig Urbik were both forced out of the 52-28 loss and coach Chan Gailey said that he thinks both players will be missing for the next little bit.
“Cordy got an ankle and it’s going to be a while,” said Gailey, via the team’s website. “So is Urbik. Urbik had an ankle too.”
Not exactly the place you want to find yourself with a trip to San Francisco in a week’s time. Chris Hairston would start in place of Glenn and Chad Rinehart would step in for Urbik if they are unable to answer the bell for the game against the 49ers.
The Bills also lost safety Jarius Byrd, who forced two fumbles early in the game, to a hip pointer in the second half and he did not return. We’re not sure if that means the Bills added injury to the insult provided by the Patriots or if the insult was added to the injury, although such things probably don’t matter when you wind up losing by 24 points at home.