Posts Tagged ‘Week 6’

Buffalo Bills Report Card: Week 6

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
C.J. Spiller and the running backs graded out poorly for Sunday's loss by the Buffalo Bills to the New England Patriots. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

C.J. Spiller and the running backs graded out poorly for Sunday’s loss by the Buffalo Bills to the New England Patriots. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

An emotional pregame speech from new owner Terry Pegula turned the Buffalo Bills’ home crowd up, but the team on the field failed to topple the New England Patriots, as the Bills fell to 3-3 while the New England Patriots took a one-game lead in the AFC East. There were many parties who did not perform as well as they needed to for the Bills in their 37-22 loss.

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Scott Chandler, Robert Woods, Chris Hogan Step Up as Offense Keeps Buffalo Bills Competitive in Loss to Patriots

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Scott Chandler had the best game of his career against the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Scott Chandler had the best game of his career against the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

An unusual aspect of Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots, in contrast with most other recent losses by the Buffalo Bills, is that their defense, not their offense, deserved the brunt of the blame for the team’s 37-22 loss that gives the Patriots a one-game lead in the AFC East.

In spite of my skepticism after the decision, it has been evident through two games that Kyle Orton is an upgrade at quarterback for the Bills over EJ Manuel.

Much like the winning effort last week that BBD’s Josh Cornwall documented, it was a tale of two halves again Sunday for Orton and the Bills offense.

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Buffalo Bills Defense Proves No Match for Tom Brady, New England Patriots in 37-22 Loss

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Brandon LaFell and the New England Patriots offense had their way with the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's second half. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Brandon LaFell and the New England Patriots offense had their way with the Buffalo Bills in Sunday’s second half. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The common refrain for the Buffalo Bills in recent losing efforts has often been that while their defense made the plays they needed to make, their offense let them down.

The opposite was true on Sunday, at least in the second half, as the New England Patriots scored 24 points in the final 30 minutes to win, 37-22, and take a one-game lead over the Bills in the AFC East.

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Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, 2014 NFL Week 6: Inactives and Key Matchups

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Bills wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Bills wide receiver Mike Williams is among the players inactive for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills are playing the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in a game that will be televised on FOX. There are some notable players out for each team, including wide receiver Mike Williams and safety Aaron Williams for the Bills, and linebacker Dont’a Hightower and center Bryan Stork for the Patriots.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 6

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Branden Oliver has becoming an intriguing fantasy option at running back due to injuries at the position for the San Diego Chargers. (Photo: Jake Roth — USA Today Sports)

Branden Oliver has becoming an intriguing fantasy option at running back due to injuries at the position for the San Diego Chargers. (Photo: Jake Roth — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pick-Ups

Mike Glennon, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Owned in 6% of Yahoo! Leagues): With Josh McCown out and Glennon having a five-to-two touchdown-to-interception ratio, Glennon would be a good add this week for those needing to replace Drew Brees on bye. Expect him to be a solid QB2 option each and every week considering how unstable their run game is right now and how much they are likely to be playing from behind.

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns (5% Y!): Despite many raving for Johnny Manziel to be the starting quarterback, Hoyer has been better than decent so far for the Cleveland Browns, with more than 1,000 yards passing and a six-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio, despite having few weapons outside of oft-injured tight end Jordan Cameron. When Cameron gets healthy and Josh Gordon returns in Week 12, expect Hoyer to put up even better numbers. He could be a high-end QB2 come fantasy playoffs time.

Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers (14% Y!): With Donald Brown now concussed, Ryan Mathews out with a knee injury and Danny Woodhead done for the year with a broken ankle, Oliver will be the lead back in San Diego until Brown and/or Matthews get healthy. After he ran for more than 100 yards and scored rushing and receiving touchdowns against a tough New York Jets run defense, he is a must-add who could easily have another great week as he has an easy matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

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