The Newest Excuse for the Bills Not Actually Being Great? Probably the 'Jags O-Line'
Then Trent Edwards decided to do his best David Garrard impersonation, going 20/25 for 239 yards and a touchdown, and Marshawn Lynch was his usual reliable self, posting 59 yards with a score on 19 carries, most of which came in the first half.
Edwards found eight different receivers, including rookie James Hardy, who recorded his first career regular season NFL trip to the end zone with a seven yard strike from Edwards in the fourth quarter.
It was bizarre though, because despite being heavily outplayed -- Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor combined for 67 yards on only 21 attempts and Garrard was a putrid 17/28 for 165 and a pick -- the Jaguars really should have won the game. They held the lead, mostly as a result of nice red zone defense, with as little as four minutes remaining in the game.
But a sharp offensive performance and a strong set of defensive stands got the Bills the win. And because the Bills are 2-0 and there's no more Tom Brady, well, it might be about time to start recognizing them as a viable playoff threat. I don't necessarily think they're going win the division, and they have gotten two beat up teams so far, but who else, outside Pittsburgh, has looked that much better in the AFC so far this year?
Certainly not Jacksonville.