Bills’ 27-24 lost to the New York Giants in East Rutherford Sunday but Bills fans shouldn’t be too disappointed. Buffalo is 4-2 and their top players showed greatness, maybe even Pro Bowl 2012 material.
Whether you call him Action Jackson, D3 NATION or Duces, FredEX delivered today. Fred Jackson didn’t just hold up M&T Bank’s green flag, he held up his own running yardage sign. Jackson balled out with an 80 yard run right out the gate and made history. This touchdown run was the Bills longest yardage run since 1990 when Thurman Thomas had an 80 yarder against the Patriots. Jackson ended the game as a top performer with 16 rushes for 121 yards, plus 5 receptions for 47 yards, for a total of 168 yards from scrimmage.
Bills continue to showcase quality players. We may as well call Buffalo native, Naaman Roosevelt “the President.” This hometown player had an awesome game for the Bills. In the play following Jackson’s touchdown, President Roosevelt turned a quick toss from Fitzpatrick into a 60 yard touchdown. Fans should be proud of Buffalo’s own President Roosevelt and his first career touchdown in the NFL.
McGee was in motion. Starting cornerback Terrence McGee is back on track in the backfield for the Bills. This seasoned veteran stepped up today after being out with a hamstring against Kansas City in Week 1. Today he had an impressive 10 solo tackles and stripped Eli Manning’s intended pass to Mario Manningham in the end zone late in the third quarter. McGee basically stopped the Giants from securing a 14-point lead.
Other players that balled out include Rian Lindell lighting it up and Stevie Johnson jamming in the end zone. Lindell should make it to the Pro Bowl this year. He is one of the Bills leading scorers and today posted a 49 yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17 with 39 seconds leading into half time. As for Johnson, his victory dance was well deserved after catching Fitzpatrick’s touch down pass in the third quarter.
McGee and the offense showed up at MetLife Stadium today. Let’s just say the defense wasn’t playing at their normal capacity allowing Eli Manning and Ahmad Bradshaw to capitalize on their strengths.
Bills now have a bye week so the players can rest up and prepare to shine brighter next game against the Washington Redskins on October 30th in Toronto.
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