Is this the week that the Bills finally getting on the winning side of things? They’ve lost each of their first three games of the preseason and will finish with a road game in Detroit against the Lions.
It’s gone from bad to worse throughout exhibition play for Buffalo.
Week one the Bills lost 7-6 at home to the Washington Redskins, and then a week later they were demolished 36-14 by the Minnesota Vikings.
Last Saturday was even more embarrassing though as the Bills fell 38-7 at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Buffalo actually held the lead after the first quarter (7-0) thanks to a short Fred Jackson touchdown run, but then everything went wrong. The Bills gave up 14 points in the second quarter, 7 in the third and 17 in the fourth.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 7-of-18 for 89 yards and Vince Young was even more ineffective, completing 12-of-26 passes for 103 yards and two interceptions. Young was quickly released afterwards with news that Tarvaris Jackson had been acquired from Seattle in a trade.
About the only positive was the play of a couple running backs. Jackson had 34 yards on seven carries and Tashard Choice logged 50 yards on seven rushes in the defeat.
Now the Bills head to Detroit as underdogs in the NFL odds to close out the preseason. The Lions opened as one-point favorites but the line has moved drastically up to as high as four points at some sportsbooks.
The last preseason games are always difficult to analyze because coaches often decide to rest their key starters ahead of the regular season. However, Jim Schwartz has already announced that his healthy starters will play on Thursday, meaning Buffalo may have to wait until the regular season to notch their first victory of 2012/13.