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Mock 2012 Season



This time of year drags on for me in football land. Now that the team is pretty much set for training camp and us fans are all just waiting for the season to start I thought I would do something a little different. But not altogether different. Instead of the mock drafts that flood the internet prior to mid-April, my own included, I thought I would do a mock season. I'll try to be realistic and not a complete homer in doing so. This includes what cuts I predict to happen, what (if any) additions may come, and of course what games I see the Buffalo Bills winning, losing, or tying and by what score. I'm also going to include some stats that I aimlessly see coming. I'll include any Pro Bowl nods or other awards that may come our teams way. This is all in fun... but I will put down exactly what I think will happen. So don't jump all over me if you think I'm wrong because I inevitably will be (and I know it), but also feel free to give me your own feedback and analysis as well. My first prediction, Mario Williams will wear #94. You heard it here first........joking.

Depth Chart

WR1- Stevie Johnson, Donald Jones

WR2- David Nelson, Naaman Roosevelt

LT- Cordy Glenn, Chris Hairston

LG- Andy Levitre

C- Eric Wood, Colin Brown

RG- Kraig Urbik, Chad Rinehart

RT- Erik Pears, Sam Young, Zebrie Sanders

TE- Scott Chandler, Lee Smith

WR3- Marcus Easley, T.J. Graham

QB- Ryan Fitzpatrick, Vince Young, Brad Smith

RB- Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, Corey McIntyre

LE- Mario Williams, Chris Kelsay

DT- Marcell Dareus, Kellen Heard

DT- Kyle Williams, Spencer Johnson, Alex Carrington

RE- Mark Anderson, Shawn Merriman

SLB- Kirk Morrison, Nigel Bradham, Tank Carder

MLB- Kelvin Sheppard, Scott McKillop

WLB- Nick Barnett, Bryan Scott

LCB- Terrance McGee, Aaron Williams

RCB- Stephon Gilmore, Ron Brooks, Justin Rogers

SS- George Wilson, Da'Norris Searcy

FS- Jairus Byrd, Joshua Nesbitt

K- Rian Lindell, John Potter

P- Shawn Powell

LS- Garrison Sanborn

NOTABLE CUTS: Leodis McKelvin, Dwan Edwards, Arthur Moats, Brian Moorman, Torell Troup, Tashard Choice, Derek Hagan, David Clowney, Tyler Thigpen

PRACTICE SQUAD: Mark Asper, Dorin Dickerson, Kamar Aiken, Danny Batten, Nick Saenz, Paul Madsen, Cris Hill, Mike Jasper

Week 1: Buffalo Bills 31, New York Jets 10

Mark Anderson records 1.5 sacks. Aaron Williams Returns INT for TD (One of 3 thrown by Sanchez.)

Week 2: Buffalo Bills 20, Kansas City Chiefs 17

CJ Spiller- 100+ rushing yards, Fred Jackson scores both TD's (1 rushing, 1 receiving)

Week 3: Cleveland Browns 14, Buffalo Bills 13

Ryan Fitzpatrick throws 3 INT's, D. Nelson scores only TD. Mario gets his first sack.

Week 4: Buffalo Bills 28, New England Patriots 24

1st loss of NE's season once again comes in Buffalo. Mario Williams records 2 sacks. Fred Jackson 151 tot yards.

Week 5: San Francisco 49ers 17, Buffalo Bills 9

Lindell kicks 3 40+ yard field goals. Donte Whitner records an interception. That's all.

Week 6: Buffalo Bills 23, Arizona Cardinals 16

Steve Johnson- 132 receiving yards, 1 TD. 1 sack a piece for Mario, Mark, and Merriman. (Yes, he is still healthy.)

Week 7: Tennessee Titans 20, Buffalo Bills 14

7 turnovers between both teams. Tennessee wins on a last second kickoff return after a Lindell FG to make it 14-13.

Week 8: Bye Week

Week 9: Buffalo Bills 35, Houston Texans 31

Mario Williams has a huge homecoming, recording 2.5 sacks with a forced and recovered fumble in the 4th quarter.

Week 10: New England Patriots 21, Buffalo Bills 13

Rob Gronkowski scores 3 TD's in the first 3 quarters. Marcus Easley scores the lone Buffalo TD on a 65 yd pass.

Week 11: Buffalo Bills 27, Miami Dolphins 17

1st primetime win in a long time. Fitzpatrick has a 350 yard passing day with 3 TD's. Mario records a sack.

Week 12: Buffalo Bills 28, Indianapolis Colts 21

Rookie Andrew Luck throws 2 TD's and an INT to fellow rookie Stephon Gilmore, returned for a 82 yard TD.

Week 13: Buffalo Bills 17, Jacksonville Jaguars 3

Mario has a field day with 3 sacks. Fred Jackson rushes for 120 and CJ gets 70 receiving yards. Byrd gets 1 INT.

Week 14: Buffalo Bills 21, St. Louis Rams 20

Chandler gets 2 1st half TD's, the other comes from CJ Spiller. Tough game in bitter cold weather.

Week 15: Seattle Seahawks 24, Buffalo Bills 14

Marshawn Lynch rushes for over 200 yards. Stephon Gilmore and George Wilson get an INT a piece.

Week 16: Buffalo Bills 23, Miami Dolphins 21

Get the sweep of Miami with a big game out of Steve Johnson, who grabs 10 catches for 215 yards and 2 TD's.

Week 17: New York Jets 17, Buffalo Bills 14

Last minute field goal gives the Jets a win in Buffalo, but the Bills still end the season 10-6.

KEY END OF SEASON STATS: Mario Williams- 12.5 sacks, Fred Jackson- 1150 rushing yards + 9 TD's, C.J. Spiller- 789 rushing yards + 6 TD's, Ryan Fitzpatrick- 3233 Passing yards 26 TD/17 INT, Johnson 1109 Rec. yards + 7 TD's

*Stephon Gilmore ends 2nd in Def. Rookie of the Year voting to: Mark Barron, TB

PRO BOWLERS: Mario Williams, Fred Jackson, Jairus Byrd, Eric Wood

AFC Standings: ----- NFC Standings:

1. Houston Texans (12-4) ----- 1. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)

2. San Diego Chargers (12-4) ----- 2. Chicago Bears (11-5)

3. New England Patriots (11-5) ----- 3. Green Bay Packers (11-5)

4. Baltimore Ravens (11-5) ----- 4. San Francisco 49ers (10-6)

5. Oakland Raiders (10-6) ----- 5. Dallas Cowboys (10-6)

6. Buffalo Bills (10-6) ----- 6. Carolina Panthers (9-7)

Just missed:

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) ----- New Orleans Saints (9-7)

New York Jets (9-7) ------ New York Giants (8-8)

WILDCARD MATCHUP: New England Patriots 31, Buffalo Bills 17

The good- We finally make it back to the playoffs after the longest current playoff drought.

The bad- We get division rival Patriots in the opening round at Gillette Stadium.

SUPER BOWL MATCHUP: Chicago Bears 27, Houston Texans 21

League MVP: Arian Foster

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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