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Why what I saw Monday night that worries me for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on September 22, 2009 – 3:12 pm

So heading into Sunday’s game with the New Orleans Saints there’s been some talk amongst me and my co-workers that perhaps slowing down the pace of Buffalo’s no huddle could help to swing time of possession in favor of the Bills and keep the ball out of Drew Brees’ hands and hopefully keep the Saints under their average of better than 46 points per game.

Then I watch Peyton Manning put 27 on the board on Monday night with just 15 minutes of possession time in a 27-23 win over Miami. Now don’t get me wrong. I think slowing down the tempo of the no huddle to keep the ball away from Brees and the Saints’ attack certainly has merit. In fact I can’t come up with a better idea as to how to keep New Orleans’ opportunities to a minimum.

The problem is despite some of the best laid plans, Manning showed last night that a great quarterback can still beat you. And I don’t think there’s any debate that Brees is a great quarterback.

If slowing down the pace of the no huddle is part of the plan for the Bills on Sunday, here’s hoping it works better for Buffalo than it did for Miami Monday night.


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