As of Wednesday, Bills quarterback Thad Lewis was expected to play, despite injured ribs. That’s what we were told by a source close to the situation, and I believed it. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have picked the Bills to beat the Chiefs on Sunday.
As of Friday, Lewis officially is doubtful. He could still play; “doubtful” officially means there’s a 25-percent chance he’ll go.
But we’re now hearing that Lewis is indeed unlikely to go. Apart from the injured ribs, which we’re told have gotten worse during the week, his illness has made it more difficult to prepare to play.”I doubt he plays at this point,” the source said. “He’s hurting bad.”
“Doubt” doesn’t mean he definitely won’t play. But as of right now, it’s not looking good for Lewis.
Which means it’s not looking good for the Bills, who’ll turn to Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn. Which means I’d like to change my pick to the Chiefs. Which means MDS won’t let me.