If we can be 1-1 vs. all the AFC East foes, and be 9-7 at the finish, that could win us the division...I think.
And if we can go 5-3, and repeat our first half record, then 10-6 might secure it. It was simply unrealistic to think this team, a young upstart team with a second year qb would not face some adversity. Now, we have made critical errors in two division games and have lost the swagger that got us to 5-1, but hope, and belief is certainly not lost.
Other posts have already laid out the problems; run game, pass rush...thats bad enough. But with our receiving options looking anemic I think the coordinators need to rethink their strategies going into this second half of the season.
Both the Bills and Pats are coming off of losses, and the bills haven't beaten them in a long time...we NEED this win. But the way to do it is execution...the very thing that has been lacking the past two games. Get in that end zone, run some guys over and get to the dam QB. I am not entirely sure, but this will be the time when we will see if the calm resolve of Dick Jauron is what we need, or if the emotional lift we're lacking from the head coach, might cause this team to miss the post-season.