Originally written on CJ Sports NFL Talk  |  Last updated 10/24/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills stands on the sidelines during the game against the New York Jets on October 18, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
While the NFL game was played in Toronto Canada, the Buffalo Bills shutout the Washington Redskins to improve to (5-2) and maintained at least a share of the lead in the AFC East. Bills quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, continued his brilliant play. He was 21 of 27 for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.  The Bills’ offense is one of the top ranked offenses in the league. They average 31.3 points a game (3rd ), 378.5 yards per game (10th), 237 yards passing per game (14th), and 141 rushing yards per game (5th). Of course, the Bills resigned Fitzpatrick on 10/28/2011 to a new 6-year contract extension. The contract is worth $60 million with $24 million guaranteed. I guess his Havard education paid off for him. The Bills determined that Fitzpatrick was their franchise quarterback. He would have been a free agent this off season and probable the top quarterback available.   Bills’ standout running back Fred Jackson had 26 carries for 120 yards. He also had 3 receptions for 74 yards. Wide receiver Steven Johnson had 6 receptions for 56 yards. The Bills are currently tied with the Patriots for the lead in the AFC East. The Bills are no where near the bottom of the division as predicted by most preseason polls. Coach Chan Gailey’s plan to turn around the Bills in far ahead of schedule. It is well known in the NFL that you need a franchise quarterback to win big. Well it appears with Fitzpatrick’s signing the contract extension that the Bills have the franchise in his hands. The Bills also hit a home run with running back Fred Jackson, an undrafted free agent. Remember my preseason article about the quarterbacks of the AFC East and I predicted that the quarterback who played the best team would probably win the division, well the Bill’s Fitzpatrick may well make my prediction come true. He is playing like a $6 million dollar man right now.

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