I don't know why I'm so pumped for this game. Let's run down the reasons why not to be pumped. There are so many.
-Watching the Patriots and N.E. System QB play makes me want to eat my arms.
-Our QB's completion percentage hovers around his Wonderlic score. Which is kind of cool, but makes for ugly football.
-Our "home run" first-rounder looks like a bunt.
-N.E. System QB disgusts me. I hate him. Take out Randy Moss and "the player" has 27 touchdowns in 2007 ... which happens to be right around his - sorry, the New England System's - season average. Moss rules.
-The only thing we're guaranteed in this game is a lack of spoon-out-your-eyeballs Kevin Faulk plays. Instead it'll probably be Julian Edelman.
-No pass rush. Nothing is more fun to watch than pass rush. Nothing is LESS fun to watch than your defense getting nothing on the opposing offensive line. Guys like Freeney, Allen, and now Matthews Jr. are the best part of football. Then you have our guys running around like kids against a patio door. Ugh...
-No pass protection. Just humiliating.
-No wide receivers.
-No tight ends.
-Wes Welker. All Randy Moss does - when he's not being a "slouch" - is beat his matchups and make plays. Sorry if I don't love Welker for tailgating at Moss's game.
-Maybin is a bummer. Not yet a bum, but still. I'd like to see the coaches just put him in there. Maybe he'll get beat, and a lot, but if he's got any salt he'll learn from the experience.
In short, this game is nearly everything I dislike about football. All this, and yet...
Somehow I'm still really excited about this game. How did this happen? I don't know, but I guess us Bills fans have something that can survive a decade of embarrassment. Some kind of secret toughness. Go Bills, and Go Bills Fans. I hate the Patriots. Here's hoping someone rips Brady's face off.