It’s a strange feeling for sure.
For the first time in over a decade the Bills are hosting a Monday Night Football game. The kicker is that the Bills are currently 1-3 and have more holes than a colander, and the Cowboys are 4-0 and the highest scoring team in the league. It makes you feel like the ten point spread is quite generous.
There’s really not much to say here because almost everyone thinks this game has blowout written all over it. If you’d like to think otherwise, here’s a few things to hang your hat on.
We still don’t know what Trent Edwards can do. Tonight will be his second start, and how he handles the pressure of the spotlight will tell a lot about what he can do. He looked poised and very comfortable behind center last week, but the bright lights and national television audience change things quite a bit.
Anthony Hargrove is back in the starting lineup, after doing, well… he did a lot of things, but was suspended by the NFL for substance abuse. Cop punching aside, he is a necessary part of the defense. He did look good in preseason, and plugging any healthy body in the line will make us better.
Have you seen their head coach? It’s Wade Phillips! Rotund, bumbling, headset refusing Wade Phillips! Just because he wears a headset and makes Pepsi Max commercials now doesn’t mean he’s the cause of the ‘Boys 4-0 start. He looks completely lost on the sidelines, and when anything good happens he raises his hands and grins like he just found a vat of cookie dough.
I’m not afraid of him, and you shouldn’t be either.
Unfortunately that’s all the positives I got. This game does look pretty grim, but it should be a fun time if you are going down to the Ralph. If you are sticking to the television tonight, there’s always Game 4 of the ALDS if it gets out of hand. (Hey, the Sox need to play someone…)