The Bills play the Ravens today in Buffalo. It's homecoming for Willis McGahee. There has been quite a bit of trash-talking by Bills fans this week, in anticipation of McGahee's return. Some of it has been over the top. However, let's take a look at what this classy guy said on his way out of town last year:
Coming from Miami, I was used to partying, going out, just having something to do every night. Restaurants, whatever. Going to Buffalo, it was like hitting a brick wall. Like, Damn. Can't go out, can't do nothing. There's an Applebee's, a TGI Friday's, and they just got a Dave & Busters. They got that, and I'm like, 'What the' And, you know, the women?
You see, when I was in college that's what I used to thrive off of. The better you do, the more fame you get. So you know, it was like, I was used to that. And then you get to Buffalo and no matter how you do, it's the same. It's no big city. You know what I did every day? I came home and played video games.
That's nice. Typicl grad of The U. Anyway, hopefully the Bills' Run D will get up for the game - unlikely given their record thus far, but a fan can hope.
BfloBlog has the tailgate report.
Buffalo Rumblings breaks down the Ravens.
Goose's Roost has a better takedown of McGahee than I could muster.
My prediction? This will be a close game. The Ravens offense, McGahee notwithstanding is gross. Boller has his last week in there and will be pressing to try to get another week as the starter. This will result in some takeaways for the Bills.
On the offensive side, Edwards will throw deep and hopefully link up with Evans for a couple of long plays. If he connects, they will win. If he doesn't they will lose. The game will come down to one or two big plays (because the Bills will not be able to move the ball with any real regularity) and takeaways.
The score: Ravens 16, Bills 14
The Quick Picks
COWBOYS (-9.5) over Vikings
BILLS (+3) over Ravens
Bucs (+2) over LIONS What have the Lions done the last 3 weeks to inspire any confidence?
Patriots (-16.5) over DOLPHINS
SAINTS (-9) over Falcons
GIANTS (-9) over Niners This is the week that Eli reverts to last season's Eli, of course.
WASHINGTON (-9) over Cardinals Well there goes my theory that the SG doesn't use the racist nickname. Wonder why it said Washington last week and Redskins this week.
Titans (-1) over TEXANS
BENGALS (-6) over Jets I hate the Jets
Chiefs (+3) over RAIDERS
Rams (+8) over SEAHAWKS I thought Qwest Field was supposed to be a tough place to play?
EAGLES (-5) over Bears Wow, I am taking a lot of favorites this week.
BRONCOS (+3.5) over Steelers For avoidance of doubt, I also hate the freaking Steelers.
Jags (+3) over COLTS I hope.
That's it - enjoy the games.
Also, Paul Byrd is a cheating cheater.