Every loss hurts in the NFL, but some hurt more than others. We pick the week’s biggest loser every Tuesday.
You could argue the Eagles deserve this honor, but we’re sick of their collapse. The Bucs were considered, but we were convinced they were a bad team even before they got blown out once again.
The Jets are devastated after losing to the Patriots, but they are a good team that should back back.
Are the Buffalo Bills still a good team?
At 5-4, their season has hit a crossroads. They have been outscored 71-18 over the last two weeks by two teams that are also 5-4. Playoff-bound teams don’t have November stretches like that.
The Bills just lost center Eric Wood for the season; he’s arguably their most valuable offensive lineman. Their best defensive player (Kyle Williams) will not return from his injury. The team has no pass rush without blitzing. When they tried to blitz against Dallas, they got burned.
The Ryan brothers gave the blueprint to slow down Buffalo’s spread attack the last two weeks. Buffalo’s offense hasn’t been able to handle aggressive press coverage.
“Nobody expects anything out of us again,” quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said via the Buffalo News.
He’s right for the most part. The Bills have a manageable schedule the rest of the way, and they can still end up with a winning record. That’s progress for this franchise.
Still, it’s hard to see the Bills winning in the Meadowlands or Foxborough. That’s what they’ll need to do to avoid third place in the AFC East and another season of watching the playoffs from home.