Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/4/12
Offense It was really a tale of two seasons for the Bills last year. In their first 7 games, they went 5-2, with a win over New England. Their only two losses came by a field goal against eventual playoff teams Cincinnati and the New York Giants (on the road), and their other 4 wins were at Kansas City, vs. Oakland, vs. Philadelphia, and vs. Washington. They outscored their opponents 211 to 147, which extrapolates to 482 points for and 336 points against for a 16 game season, totals that would have ranked 4th and 12th respectively if sustained over the whole season. Those numbers also translate to a Pythagorean Expectation of about 11.2 wins. However, the Bills won just 1 of their final 9 games, finishing 6-10 with 372 points for (14th) and 434 points against (30th) and a Pythagorean Expectation of just 6.6 wins. Quarterback So what happened? Did the Bills prove their first 7 games were a fluke? Maybe, but injuries also had a lot to do with it. Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose breakout perfo...
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