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Buffalo Bills (4-0) at Arizona Cardinals (2-2)4:15 PM EDT, University of Phoenix Stadium
Key Matchups :: Keys to Victory :: Revenge of the Birds
Video Preview :: Shutting down the Cardinals
BUF Injury Report :: ARI Injury Report
Bills Inactives -WR Roscoe Parrish, CB Terrence McGee, RB Xavier Omon, FB Corey McIntyre, OT Demetrius Bell, TE Derek Fine, DE Chris Ellis

This is a day all about momentum, Bills fans. The Buffalo Bills, as I'm sure you're well aware, have opened up their 2008 regular season schedule with four straight wins - something they haven't done since 1992. Following today's game, the Bills will take their bye week. That means that a loss in today's game would, for two weeks, kill most - if not all - of the momentum that the team has built up through the first quarter of the season.

Momentum is, in reality, the most influential force on wins and losses in the NFL. The Bills have momentum, to be sure, but their test today is far from easy, as they take on the high-scoring Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Cards always play tough football. A loss wouldn't be the end of the world for Buffalo, clearly - but it would spell the end of their momentum.

Preserve momentum. That's what the Bills need to do today, and the only way that's accomplished is by winning their third consecutive road game against a very tough opponent. It's not going to be easy, but it can certainly be done. This is Buffalo's stiffest test to date, and I can't wait to see how they'll respond. Join me in today's Open Thread as we cheer the Bills on and hope that they can preserve their momentum. GO BILLS!


Team Stats - Game Averages - Buffalo bills

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 27.2 319.5 (16th) 217.5 (12th) 102.0 (20th)
Def 15.8 280.5 (7th) 168.5 (6th) 112.0 (17th)


Team Stats - Game Averages - arizona cardinals

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 26.5 377.8 (5th) 290.8 (4th) 87.0 (25th-T)
Def 25.8 305.8 (9th) 204.5 (16th) 101.3 (14th-T)