DON’T GET ME STARTED on the Buffalo Bills huge upset of the Green Bay Packers 21-13. I’m sure that many will hope that the Bills finally found the end zone but that was not the case. The only Bills TD came on a 75-yard punt return by Thigpen that put Buffalo on top to stay after the defense held Green Bay to only a field goal in the first quarter. Rodgers, on the day, was 17 of 42 passes for only 185 yards. After all, Rodgers (like Manning) is known for throwing 300 yards per game.

Imagine two of the great quarterbacks of our time were humbled by a Bills defense designed by defensive coordinator Schwartz. There was that moment that I mused that Pegula should make a head coaching change and give it to Schwartz.


Art Wander

Make no mistake about it – after the season is over Schwartz will be romanced by several teams to return to the head coaching ranks. Beat them to the punch, I thought, by making a change now or indicate to him that once the season is over, he will get the Bills job – and then bring in an offensive coordinator who can deliver TDs instead of field goals.

Clearly, this game was won by a defense that was not to be denied. Imagine that in two consecutive weeks, the Bills faced two quarterbacks destined to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. A week ago, Peyton Manning was stopped by the Bills from extending his streak of TD passes in consecutive games beyond 51. The defense played well.

On Sunday at the Ralph, perusing the various sites, nobody was giving Buffalo a chance against the powerful Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was having an MVP season and had not thrown an interception for well over 200 passes. That streak ended when the Bills (Rambo) picked of a pair of his passes that stopped drives.

Everyone, rightfully so, was praising the Bills defense. So what’s new? The Bills defense has been carrying the team all season, giving Buffalo a record of 8-6 with that slim hope for a playoff berth.

Once again, Mario Williams showed he was worth the $100 million given him. He constantly pressured Rodgers into incompletions. He had a sack and also blocked a field goal attempt and when the game was on the line in Green Bay’s final possession, he burst through, knocked the ball out of the hand of Rodgers and the Bills recorded a safety which basically ended the game.

The offense didn’t do much. Had they been able to produce a touchdown – or two – it would have been a blowout. They had to settle for 4 field goals from Carpenter to go with the special team touchdown. Kyle Orton was 14 of 27 for only 158 yards with one interception.

Ok, Peyton Manning? Handled! Aaron Rodgers? Handled better! Let’s make it a triumvirate by humbling Tom Brady in the final game of the season in two weeks in Don’t Get Me Started.

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