Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bills face tough three-game road stretch

The Buffalo Bills lost their first home game of the season Sunday when the New York Jets paid a visit.

Now, Buffalo (5-3) has to go on the road for three straight games.

“You deal with it,” coach Chan Gailey said Monday. “What are you going to do? Sit around, gripe, moan and complain? You can’t do that. It doesn’t do any good, it’s still going to be there. You take them as they come and don’t worry about it.”

This will be the first time Buffalo has had to go on the road for three straight in 10 years, and none of its games are rollovers. This Sunday, the Bills will play the Dallas Cowboys, who they haven't seen since 2007 and are coming off a win in Seattle. Then they head back east for back-to-back division games against the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Miami finally picked up its first win last week in authoritative fashion, putting up 31 points while holding Kansas City to just a field goal, and going into New York to seek revenge after two weeks on the road will be no easy task.

“It will be a difficult stretch, but we don’t have to play all three of them at the same time,” running back Fred Jackson said Monday. “We have to play one game at a time, go out and take care of our business and focus on the team that we have.”

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick echoed Jackson's comments, emphasizing the need to fix what they feel is wrong and not think of all the road games as one unit.

“One game as a time for sure. Each game, the next three, they all present a different challenge,” he said. “We’ve got some stuff we need to clean up and need to get better at. We made a lot of mistakes, stuff that we usually don’t do. There’s some stuff we need to clean up on our end and then we’ll get it going.”