Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has been recovering from a broken hip. As a result, the 92-year-old was not able to attend the Bills home opener against the Raiders on Sunday but instead had to watch from home. When asked about Buffalo’s 41-7 win over the Chiefs in last weekend’s season opener, Wilson told The Buffalo News it was as surprising for him as the rest of us.
“I was shocked, along with everybody else,” he said.
If the blowout surprised him, I wonder how the face of the Bills organization felt about his team’s unbelievable comeback against the Raiders this weekend. Oakland absolutely dominated the Bills in the first half and took a 21-3 lead into the locker room, assuring everyone that Week 1 was a fluke for Buffalo.
Whoever stepped up and delivered the halftime speech for the Bills must have done a tremendous job, because a different team took the field in the second half. Fred Jackson broke a 43-yard less than two minutes into the 3rd quarter and made a comeback manageable for the Bills. Ryan Fitzpatrick once again looked like a seasoned veteran as he threw three touchdown passes in the second half — including the game-winner with only 14 seconds remaining to seal the 38-35 victory.
Shocking would be an understatement for the way the Bills have played through the first two weeks of the season. Their defense still needs a lot of work, but their offense suddenly looks explosive.