Not much has gone right for the Buffalo Bills and head coach Chan Gailey this season. One decision Gailey made that has actually worked out well for the team is his decision to bench (and eventually cut) Trent Edwards in favor of journeyman backup Ryan Fitzpatrick.
In the season's first two games, with Edwards at quarterback, Buffalo's offense produced just 17 points. In the three since, with Fitzpatrick at the helm, the unit's average point-per-game output has increased from 8.5 to 21, with the offense scoring 63 combined points in three straight losses.
As it stands to day, Fitzpatrick, of all people, is the fourth-highest-rated quarterback in the NFL. His 99.9 rating trails just Michael Vick (108.8), Peyton Manning (103.4) and Philip Rivers (100.7) on the season.
Fitzpatrick's worst performance came in Week 4, when he completed just 12 of 27 passes for 128 yards (albeit with two scores) in a drubbing against the Jets. New York's defense is most often compared to Baltimore's, and as you all are aware, Baltimore is Buffalo's next opponent.
Through six games, opposing quarterbacks have thrown for 1,129 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions on 57.9% completions against the Ravens. That's good for a quarterback rating of 76.5. So what do you think, Bills fans - does Fitzpatrick have a shot at making some plays this Sunday?