>The Bills are 4-1

>If you think for one millisecond the Buffalo Bills’ 41-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sun-day was legitimate, think again.
If you honestly believe Buffalo’s 4-0 start was a fluke and Sunday’s game was a testament of the kind of team they really are, go ahead – bet against them.
Trent Edwards was knocked out – literally – the first series of the game. When he’ll be back is anyone’s guess at this point, but it had better be soon, and more than likely will. His injury brought in J.P. Loss-man … a guy who’s riding the pine this season for a reason, as we all saw.
Who throws a better deep ball than Losman? Probably not too many in this league. But who throws a more accurate 10- to 15-yard pass that dictates the success of the Bills’ of-fense? John McCain, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ray Charles and Helen Keller, just to name a few.
Put in Loss-man and the Bills are going to rely heavily on the legs of Marshawn Lynch. That’s the bottom line. Can you say one-dimensional? The Cardinals can – and they exploited this characteristic of the Bills offense Sunday, zoning in on and neutralizing Lynch and wait-ing on Loss-man to make mistakes.
Both things happened.
So there go the Bills: three-and-out, three-and-out, three-and out. Forgotten was Marv Levy’s philosophy of run-run-pass: the Bills’ defense got so tired that it began looking like Swiss cheese, then the offense went into panic mode and started passing Loss-man style (which isn’t very good) on every play.
Talk about a recipe for disaster.
Am I saying the Bills would have won had Edwards not gone down? Absolutely. He was 3-for-3 with 18 yards on the first series and essentially slamming the ball down Arizona’s throat. Had Edwards been permitted to keep this up, it would have been Arizona fighting from their backs and possibly becoming one-dimensional, not Buffalo.
Instead, the Bills had to rely on Loss-man. And they lost, man.
Trent, get well soon, please.

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