Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/15/12
The Arizona Cardinals had an eight game winning streak in Phoenix going into Sunday’s game vs. the Buffalo Bills. The Cardinals looked to be cruising to the ninth straight win when Kevin Kolb was knocked out of the game with a rib injury. John Skelton came in and threw the game away for the Cardinals in over time as Buffalo pulled out the win.Hero: Buffalo’s BackfieldC.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson are the reason the Bills had any business in winning this game. Those two guys were able to combine for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. Spiller continues to impress with his ability to break free for the big gain, and Jackson comes in and packs a punch as the No. 2. While the number may fail to impress some, when you see what Ryan Fitzpatrick did, you will see the importance of the running back play.Zero: Ryan FitzpatrickIf there is one positive about Fitzpatrick in this game it is that he didn’t turn the ball over. 153 yards on an 18 of 32 performance will not quiet the calls for a quarterback change in Buffalo. Brad Smith might have cost himself any shot by throwing a pick on his only pass attempt, but if Fitz keeps playing like he has his time will come. Buffalo is luck to have escaped with a win and thanks to a lackluster AFC East they might be able to challenge for a playoff spot. And as football fans we all know that all bets are off in the playoffs.
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