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Bills do just enough to grab lead in first half

Bryan Scott, Aaron Williams AP

There were two consequential plays in the first half between the Jets and the Bills and the Bills made both of them, leaving them with a 14-9 lead as they enter the final half of their season.

Bryan Scott returned a Mark Sanchez interception 20 yards for the Bills’ first score and C.J. Spiller took a screen 66 yards for another score in the second quarter. Spiller’s play was another triumph of his speed and athleticism, two things that seem totally out of place in a game that’s been otherwise unimpressive offensively.

The Jets have run well, allowing them to run up a 16-minute edge in time of possession and a 43-12 edge in offensive plays, but they’ve settled for three field goals because they have no way to threaten in the red zone. The Bills have done nothing with their limited opportunities. Ryan Fitzpatrick is 2-for-9 for 40 yards outside of the big play to Spiller while Sanchez is 8-of-15 for 85 yards when he puts the ball in the air.

It’s been a perfect example why the fans of both AFC East teams would like to see new quarterbacks come the 2013 season. They’re stuck with these two guys for the next 30 minutes, though, so a little more patience is needed.

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9 Responses to “Bills do just enough to grab lead in first half”
  1. mrcogburn says: Dec 30, 2012 2:37 PM

    The brain trust who spent the bank on Fitzpatrick should be shown the door.

  2. tcmiller30 says: Dec 30, 2012 2:39 PM

    This is exactly the type of game I expect the Bills to win.. Lose, and you can pick as early as 4th. Win and you could pick 12th.. The Bills are kings of shooting themselves in the foot, and I see them holding on for the W, and missing out on their QB.. again..

  3. johnschatzan says: Dec 30, 2012 2:41 PM

    Bills can’t even lose right. One of the main thing this franchise has done is win just enough to keep them out of the 1-5 picks year end and year out. The one game they won against redskins last year might be the difference between rg3 and Stephen Gilmore.

  4. twfur says: Dec 30, 2012 2:41 PM

    Saints give up record 7000yds on D

  5. virusgvr says: Dec 30, 2012 3:10 PM

    Does anyone out there really give 2 hoots about the Bills?

  6. wwwmattcom says: Dec 30, 2012 3:10 PM

    Haha. You are outside your mind. Still. 14 years and 30 minutes. Here is to next year. Go bills.

  7. EJ says: Dec 30, 2012 3:41 PM

    I know that I should actually be rooting for the Jets to beat the Bills in order to get Buffalo a better draft pick, but I love to see Rex Ryan throw fits. This year I guess it really doesn’t matter much if you have pick 3 or pick 8, most of the first round picks are average and have the same value.

  8. wwwmattcom says: Dec 30, 2012 4:21 PM

    Report. Ralph Wilson informs team they have been sold and he thanks them and the past 52 teams for the opportunity of a lifetime.

  9. cmdrsmooth says: Dec 30, 2012 4:53 PM

    Thanks for beating the Jets. We needed the draft position.

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