The start to the 2016 season has not been a good one for the Bills, but there’s still time to turn things around if they can start winning games.
They’ll get their next chance to do that against the Cardinals at home in Week Three. That prospect may not seem all that appealing after watching Arizona steamroll the Buccaneers 40-7 on Sunday, but coach Rex Ryan sees things a bit differently. And the same goes for their Week Four trip to New England.
“This might be the exact team we need to play,” Ryan said, via the Buffalo News. “This might be the best team in the league. And maybe this is the exact team we need to play. And it’s back-to-back weeks, by the way. So you got [Cardinals coach] Bruce Arians this week and [Patriots coach Bill] Belichick next week. So it’s like, OK. I mean, probably there’s a few easier options than those two. But maybe this is exactly what we need.”
Beating the Cardinals would certainly change the narrative of the last two weeks for the Bills and making it two in a row would create a very different picture than the one that currently exists. Losing would add to the woe, but once you’re at the bottom of the barrel there’s not really anywhere left to fall.
Avoiding those losses would be easier with the return to form of wide receiver Sammy Watkins and a return to action for left tackle Cordy Glenn, although Ryan indicated it will be later in the week before the team knows what’s up with those two.