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Friday, September 12, 2008

Bills Jags Preview

Well here we are week 2, and its a road matchup against the always tough Jaguars, that are pretty good, but never Super Bowl good, because they don't have that QB to really push them to the final step. Its the defense that is the back bone of the Jaguars, and the Titans had some success against the Jags in week 1 with 300 total yards almost half of that on the ground. So there is some hope for the Bills run game. The pass game only got going when Kerry Collins got in the game for the 'injured" Vince Young. In fact went 2 for 2 for 65 yards. The secondary isn't what I call lockdown. Its all lead by John Henderson and Mike Peterson. They aren't a defense you take lightly.

The Bills aren't the same team that headed into Jacksonville last November, I missed this game since I was in Philadelphia, so I have no idea what happened. But Losman isn't starting, Anthony Thomas isn't your running back and the whole defense is much better. Stroud, Mitchell, Pozluszny, Simpson and a more experience and ready defense.

Really for me the story is the Offensive line. The Jags line is banged up and Jason Peters is back to solidify the Bills O line, that only allowed one sack to a good pass rush team in Seattle. If the Jags patched up line is somewhat decent, it could get the run game going and give Garrard time to throw it around. But if the Jags line is porous, look to see the Bills punish Garrard, like they did Hasselbeck. This may set up runs, but I think the Bills are ready for that. With the Bills line, its not if they can pass protect, but can they get the run game going? Last week they weren't great with the run, good, but not great. Whoever has the better O line, wins the game.

This is a very winnable game for the Bills. Its also a gut check. Because it will be close. The Jags defense is too good, to be run over by the growing Bills Offense. But the Bills defense is much better. They played like a confident unit last week. Even in garbage time, when Seattle was driving. They didn't let them score. I doubt that means anything to anyone else. But that is a pride issue. The defense didn't want the 'Hawks to have anymore points. That is a mindset that has to go through the entire team.

I really don't know who will win. But it will be a tight game that will probably come down to the final minutes. This should be the game of the week.

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