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He was brought with hopes of being the man of the future, but was not expected to be the man of right now. However, an injury ended the season for the expected starter, veteran quarterback Kevin Kolb and necessity dictated that the time become now.
And after two games it appears like the Age of E.J. Manuel may have arrived!
He nearly led the team to a win over the New England Patriots in Week 1. His performance was not great; efficient maybe, but he showed in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers that he can pull through in the clutch.
With just 1:38 on the clock, down by six, and 80 yards from pay dirt it was time for the former Florida State quarterback to put up or shut up. About a minute and a half of game time later he tossed a two-yard pass to Stevie Johnson while he was all alone in the corner of the end zone for the go-ahead score (see above).
Now to keep it all in perspective--it is only one game and just one win. Yes, he got close against the Patriots, but close doesn't count except in--you know.
But he did throw for 296 yards while completing 69.2 percent of his passes--pretty good.
Is it great? Not so much. Can he be great? We'll have to wait and see, but at least it appears for the time being that Buffalo fans may have something to look forward to.
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Trailing 23-17 with 1:38 remaining, rookie quarterback EJ Manuel drove the Buffalo Bills 78 yards down the field, and then hit Stevie Johnson for a two-yard touchdown pass with two seconds remaining to tie the game 23-23. An extra point from Dan Carpenter sealed the victory over the Carolina Panthers.
The Buffalo Bills won in riveting fashion over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday thanks to a last minute touchdown pass from rookie quarterback EJ Manuel to Steve Johnson. The score essentially gave the Bills a 24-23 lead with just six seconds to go in the game. However, the person responsible for the Bills Twitter account didn't see things that way. They mistakenly sent out...
If you weren’t watching the Buffalo Bills game it is a shame. Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel came back with 1:30 left on the clock and drove his team for a winning drive. Manuel made the drive look so easy, after he had two turnovers before the final drive. The old Bills would have choked, but […]
The Buffalo Bills played a decent game against the NE Patriots losing 23-21. The Patriots young WR will struggle for a few more games when Aaron Dobson and others stop thinking and just start to play. The Pats will be fine but until the learning is over for the skill positions.
New England may want to think about bringing a veteran WR in a Donte Stallworth or a Brandon Lloyd...
The city of Buffalo is excited at the prospect of having a new quarterback to prop up on their collective shoulders as the man to take them to the promised land. Its been a long time since the Jim Kelly era, and not too long ago that Ryan Fitzpatrick was the assumed second coming. Now we have rookie EJ Manuel, who pulled a mini miracle on Sunday if you ask some fans.
BY NICK ST. DENISE.J. Manuel completed a handful of critical passes in the Buffalo Bills' last-minute game-winning drive Sunday.But a certain incomplete pass may have been the most critical of all.Manuel connected with Stevie Johnson, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson on his first three attempts of the final drive -- two of which moved the chains -- and he went to Jackson again on...
E.J. Manuel is continuing to show folks that the Bills were correct in making him the first quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Manuel had a solid game against the Panthers, and led the Bills on an 80 yard drive with 1:36 left in the game. Manuel capped his day off by throwing the game winning touchdown to Stevie Johnson.
Manuel was so overwhelmed, he cried tears of joy.
The Buffalo Bills rebounded from a heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots with a comeback of their own against the Carolina Panthers.
With 1:38 remaining in the game, the Buffalo Bills found themselves losing 23-17. It was E.J. Manuel’s first chance to win a game in a two-minute offense and he didn’t disappoint. The drive started with a completion to Stevie Johnson for...
Bills running back Fred Jackson wasn't anything special Sunday versus Carolina.Fantasy Spin:The Panthers held Jackson to just 30 yards on 12 carries. Buffalo's running back workload has been a 60/40 split through the first two games.
Plantar fasciitis will keep All-Pro free safety Jairus Byrd out for a second straight week.Fantasy Spin:The Bills were gashed for 288 passing yards in Week 1 and it could be the same deal Sunday versus Cam Newton. No timetable has been given for Byrd's return.
BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills finally got the game they were paying Mario Williams all that money for.Williams, the Bills' $100 million defender, tallied a team-record 4.5 sacks in Buffalo's 24-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Buffalo's defense got in third-down situations where it was able to pin its ears back, and Williams capitalized.“I think that when...
It was a sight to see yesterday in Orchard Park, New York. “Super” Mario Williams broke a franchise and person record yesterday against the Carolina Panthers, when no one could stop him getting to Cam Newton. Williams had 4.5 sacks on the Panther QB.
No Bills player has had four sacks in a game since Bruce Smith shredded the offensive line of the Houston Oilers back...
BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills have asked a lot of rookie E.J. Manuel in his very brief NFL career. The thing is, it doesn't seem like it's phasing the 23-year-old much at all.A week after avoiding any turnovers and nearly eeking out a victory against last year's divisional champs, Manuel orchestrated an 80-yard, game-winning drive with less than two minutes to go in...
Whoa. I just woke up from a 4-hour nap, still slightly buzzed, and I don't have any idea where my glasses are. I think I may have lost them in the fracas of the Bills stunning win. I also happened to win Bills/Ravens tickets somehow while going to McFaddens to #supportsally. Seriously, life is good right about now.
As for today's game, there was some sort of peaceful...