CINCINNATI – The Buffalo Bills won Sunday.
Read that sentence again and let it sink in, because it sure didn’t feel like it.
Those who bemoan the current level of play in the NFL have a point that’s hard to argue after watching that train wreck of a game the Bills and Bengals put on at Paul Brown Stadium.
The sheer ineptitude was stunning – it’s almost as if the two teams were trying to one up the other’s screw up. Seriously, it was that bad.
The Bills kept their season alive with the win, but that’s about all there is to be left feeling good about. The offense couldn’t finish drives. The defense took too many stupid penalties.
The team’s top two offensive players – wide receiver Robert Woods and running back LeSean McCoy – left with injuries and did not return.
Luckily, the Bengals were even worse. One of their fans summed it up perfectly in the fourth quarter when he screamed “act like you care!”
If you've read this far, you deserve some sort of reward, so I guess I can try to find some positives to point out. The defense forced four straight three-and-outs in the second half. Kyle Williams was a one-man wrecking crew in the middle. Stephon Gilmore had a pair of interceptions. Dan Carpenter made a 54-yard field goal.
Most of all, the clock finally reached 00:00. That's something we can all celebrate.