Running Back Fred Jackson admits he is “old” but that did not stop the 33-year old from averaging 7 carries for 61 yards which translates to an 8.7 yards per carry…pretty heady stuff until you get to his counterpart, Anthony Dixon who carried the ball five times for 60 yards or a 12.0 yards per carry in a 23-20 Overtime win.
Before the game, quarterback E.J. Manuel asked for the floor.
“He told (offensive coordinator Nathaniel) Hackett, ‘Hold on, I got something to say,'” wide receiver Robert Woods said of Manuel, per ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak. “And he stood up in front of the whole offense. Had everyone’s ears about five minutes. Shut the whole meeting down pretty much. There was nothing else that needed to be said after he spoke.”
His teammates went out and did the rest, taking a very good Bears team into overtime and eventually defeating them. WR Robert Woods averaged 19.5 yards a catch on four receptions for 78 yards. All in all, it was a good victory and start for the team.
“It’s so difficult to win on the road in this league, especially on opening day I think it’s even tougher,” Head Coach Doug Marrone said. “I’m proud of them. It was different, I’m not going to lie to you. It was different in that locker room before the game.”
The Bills open the season at home this weekend against the Miami Dolphins, who are coming off an upset victory over the New England Patriots. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available. Be sure to get yours now and cheer on your Buffalo Bills!
One of the bright spots of last season was the emergence of the 46th pick of the 2013 draft, LB Kiko Alonso. Last season, Alonso racked up 159 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions and a forced fumble.
Alonso, who was to be moved to the weak side LB position this season, tore an ACL while working out at at his Alma mater Oregon. As of now, there is no word from the team on who will take up the now vacant position.
The Bills kick off the season Sunday August 3rd against the New York Giants. Great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now and cheer on your Buffalo Bills.
TE Moeaki inks two-year deal with Club
After losing to the Atlanta Falcons in their annual Toronto game, Bills CEO Russ Brandon is now disclosing that the annual game in the Great White North may no longer be viable for the team, especially since it has lost the last six times, including a 34-31 heartbreaking loss to Atlanta last weekend.
“Toronto has been positive for us down here,” Brandon said. “We’ve had great growth in the southern Ontario marketplace over the last five years back here at Ralph Wilson Stadium. That has been a big positive. [But] it has been a challenged market there and certainly has not translated into enough wins for us there.”
Also in Bills news, former Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Tony Moeaki worked out for a number of teams after reaching an injury settlement with the Chiefs. Moeaki worked out for the Bills, Buccaneers and the Titans.
The Bills take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday. Great seats and tickets are still available!