Bills grasping for straws; big weekend for SU

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Scott Pitoniak

Nov 12, 2012, 4:59:33 PM11/12/12
I understand what Chan Gailey was trying to do by mentioning how the Giants were 7-7 and in danger of missing the playoffs last season before going on a torrid tear to win the Super Bowl.
The beleaguered Bills coach was holding that carrot out for his team, which at 3-6 probably has to win six of its final seven to have a chance of making the playoffs in the mediocre AFC. But just like his team, Gailey’s analogy came up way short. What the coach with the 13-28 record failed to mention, of course, is that the 2011 Giants were vastly superior, boasting a future Hall-of-Famer at quarterback (Eli Manning) and a future Hall-of-Famer at coach (Tom Coughlin).
The 2012 Bills, meanwhile, have two journeymen retreads at those positions.
Each remaining game on Buffalo’s schedule (home-and-away vs. Miami, a road contest in Indy, home games against Jacksonville, St. Louis and the Jets and a home-away-from-home game in Toronto vs. Seattle) is winnable. But given the inconsistency of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the cataclysmic failures of a much-ballyhooed defense that can’t stop anybody, I don’t see this Bills team going anywhere but home following this underachieving season.
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