Bills Fans Freak Out About Tom Brady, Forget They Have To Beat Other Teams Too
There are a lot of NFL fans out there that are deriving some satisfaction from watching the Patriots and Tom Brady squirm, but there are four teams in particular who are secretly praying that his four-game suspension to start the 2015-16 season holds up. The Patriots will face the Steelers in Week 1, the Bills in Week 2, the Jaguars in Week 3 and the Cowboys in Week 5. New England's bye week falls during Week 4.
Breaking it down though, there is one team that stands to gain the most from a Brady-less Patriots game. Steelers fans have had enough of their own success in the recent-enough past that they feel a healthy rivalry with the Patriots but don't have the anger that some of their more recent AFC playoff victims like the Colts, Ravens or Broncos do.
Then there are the Jaguars fans, who know they don't have a chance no matter who is at quarterback. The only game they have ever won against the Patriots was a Wild Card game in Jacksonville in the 1998 season. And of course the Cowboys fans don't have as much at stake since it's an out of conference game. But even if it weren't, they are too confident to let on any insecurities they may have about playing against Brady. Their confidence may be a little misguided but in a way it is also sort of admirable.
That leaves the Bills fans, who have the most to gain by the Patriots failing and are definitely emotionally charged (to put it mildly) regarding the most recent DeflateGate ruling.
Oh Buffalo. You would be so easy to cheer for if you weren't so angry and delusional. It should be hard to blame fans who live in a city whose only google image searches picture it covered in snow, but so far you're managing to to make it pretty easy.
Sure it's fair for Bills fans to be excited that they may not have to face Tom Brady; but when your team hasn't seen a playoff game since the waning days of the Clinton administration, it's best not to point fingers at others. In his career Brady is 23-3 against Buffalo. In those 26 games he's thrown for 53 touchdowns, his completion percentage is 64.3 and he has a 101.2 passer rating. Their best play would be to stay chill and wait for their newly Rex Ryan-ed team to kick the Pats while they are down, and then start gloating.
Unfortunately some Bills fans were all too eager to let the world know that they don't need any actual wins on the field to begin trashing the team and the quarterback that have made them look like a practice squad for fifteen years. If you're at all curious as to what happens to a tundra full of cold, bitter football fans whose last good season was the same year that Kurt Warner was the league MVP, then read on.
It's not pretty.
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