Buffalo might be facing more bad news as the Chicago Bears visit the Bills for a “home” game at Rogers Centre in Toronto this Sunday.
However, the Bears (4-3) have been reeling of late, dropping their last two games before their bye week by six combined points to the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins.
For Buffalo (0-7), this might actually be a welcome scenario. Given it has not won a home game at Ralph Wilson Stadium all season, perhaps Toronto will prove to be a recipe for success.
Despite remaining in strong contention for placing its name in the history books alongside the 2008 winless Detroit Lions, Buffalo has actually looked competitive over its last two games.
Yes, the Buffalo Bills have looked competitive.
Although this may sound like an oxymoron, the numbers support the validity of this statement.
The Bills have taken both of their last two opponents to overtime, putting up 34 points against the stellar defence of the Baltimore Ravens before losing by field goal. On Sunday they took their act to Arrowhead Stadium and lost 13-10 on a field goal in the extra quarter.
Week 9 will be a battle of two struggling offences. Ranking 26th in the NFL in passing yards at 185.1 per game, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will have his work cut out for him against Chicago’s 15th-ranked pass defence.
Getting off the ground will be key for the home team as the Bears’ fifth-ranked rush defence has given opposing running backs fits, allowing 89.3 yards per game.
Despite allowing an abysmal 30.1 points per game, Buffalo’s defence has something to brag about, while Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler may be searching for answers.
The Bills rank sixth in pass defence and Chicago sits in 19th in passing yards per game.
Toronto fans will surely be treated to a low-scoring affair and given the Bills’ play of late, maybe even a tight win.
Moss made in heaven?
After being traded to the Minnesota Vikings from the New England Patriots last month, wide receiver Randy Moss may be changing addresses yet again.
The perennial pro-bowler’s latest rant possibly resulted in his release by Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress on Monday after the 33-year-old made some comments to the media during a press conference on Sunday.
“I’m definitely down that we lost this game,” Moss told the Associated Press. “I didn’t expect we’d lose this game. I don’t know how many more times I’ll be in New England again. But I leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute: ‘I love you guys. I miss you. I’m out.’”
With a winless record, Buffalo has first dibs on the superstar. If it decides to put in a waiver claim, Moss could potentially become a Buffalo Bill.
But does it make sense for the squad given its situation in the standings?
Head coach Chan Gailey is still uncertain.
“I heard about [Moss getting put on waivers by the Vikings],” Gailey told buffalobills.com. “We evaluate everything every day, but I don’t know if that would be a fit or not.”