Wow. How much fun was today?
The bye week is always the sad Sunday I mope around the house, usually because the Bills get absolutely murdered the week before. Seriously, when was the last time you went into a Bills bye week feeling good? Last year Nick Folk burned the Ralph down, and we couldn’t go three games without a soul sucking loss the last decade or so.
This year has been quite different, though. The Bills took a beating last week for sure, but taking a 4-1 record and the division lead into the bye makes things feel much better this time around. On Sunday all I wanted to do was watch football for the sake of being entertained.
What an understatement that turned out to be.
Terrible clock management, disgusting quarterback play, and laughable play calling were all major factors this weekend. However, along with that came fourth quarter comebacks, last second field goals, and ridiculously athletic plays by some of the game’s best. Andre Johnson, Jason Elam, and yes, even Matt Ryan were big time play makers on Sunday, and turned a quiet schedule into a bye week well spent.
Week 6 was one of the best weekends of football I’ve ever watched. It was the perfect bye, really. All you can ask for is not to lose ground in the division and watch some really entertaining football. What happened? The games were amazing, and the Dolphins and Patriots lost.
Sure the Jets won, but did you even see that game? They were terrible and I can’t wait to see them get destroyed on November 2nd.
Hey, did you even hear about this one?
But the Rams, being the Rams, nearly botched the game from there. While St. Louis was trying to kill the clock to set up for an easy field goal attempt, offensive lineman Richie Incognito was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for aiming some choice words at an official. The 15-yard infraction made Brown’s kick no longer a gimmie, but he still managed to nail his fourth field goal of the game.
A guy named “Incognito” tried to get away with taunting a ref. That… is f#$king crazy.
Usually I miss the Bills when they hit the bye week; but this was a fantastic change of pace. Yesterday I watched football for the sake of watching football, and it was excellent. In a way I feel ready for the rest of the season now. Watching other teams get their hearts ripped out for the sake of my enjoyment has gotten me ready for the long haul.
That’s right, Wade, drink it in.