Cardinals Hands Buffalo First 08 Loss in 41-17 Pounding

The Bills lost their quarterback on the third play. They lost their defense after that. The Bills defense was pourus all game long, as the Bills dropped their first of the season 41-17 to the Arizona Cardinals.

Trent Edwards went down on the third play of the game when Al Wilson came unblocked off the edge and delivered a crushing, helmet to helmet blow to Edwards. Wilson was not flagged on the play. The Bills would soon fumble the ball away on a bad handoff between J.P. Lossman and Marshawn Lynch. The Cardinals marched down the field and scored, and never looked back.

The Bills defense gave up a whopping 373 yards of offense, a departure from their play of late. The Bills could not stop Arizona’s intermediate passing game, and the Cardinals just picked them apart all game long, eventually tiring out the unit and running all over them in the second half. The lone bright spot on the Bills defense was the play of Kawika Mitchell, who was a force to be reckoned with all day, delivering bone crunching hits despite the big deficit on the scoreboard.

In relief, J.P. Lossman had mixed success. His performance was a microcosm of his brief NFL career up to this point. He made his share of plays: a brilliant 87 yard strike to Lee Evans and a nicely executed Quarterback draw. He also made his fair share of mistakes, holding on to the Ball far too long, throwing a pick, taking sacks and putting the ball on the ground.

The Bills will do some soul searching heading into a bye-week. They will play 2-3 San Diego at home in two weeks.

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One Response to “Cardinals Hands Buffalo First 08 Loss in 41-17 Pounding”

  1. Ken Cropper says:

    I have a couple issues with your story. First Adrian Wilson, not Al, knocked Edwards out of the game. Second it was not a crushing helmet to helmet blow. Wilson did not leave his feet he did not lead with his helmet he simply wrapped up the QB and both went to the ground. By watching the replay it appears that Edwards received the concussion when his helmet hit the ground not by the tackle. If you want to see an example of a crushing helmet to helmet hit please review the hit received by Boldin the previous week.