BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski
The first three weeks of the 2013 NFL season have been a roller-coaster experience for the Buffalo Bills. After hanging tough with the New England Patriots in Week 1, the Bills ultimately let a fourth-quarter lead slip away for a season-opening loss. After a thrilling comeback victory against the Carolina Panthers boosted morale and renewed hope, a sloppy loss to the New York Jets put a damper on the brightening mood.
The Bills limp into Week 4, likely to play without their top three cornerbacks and best safety against the perennially-contending Baltimore Ravens. Bills running back C.J. Spiller and No. 1 wide receiver Stevie Johnson are also both coming off limited weeks of practice due to injuries.
The short NFL season, however, leaves no time for excuses. If the Bills have any shot of contending for a playoff spot this season, they need to find a way to recover quickly and pull off wins.