– Evan Sally
There was a unique moment in the middle of the 3rd quarter of the Bills game against Oakland. It happened so quickly that if you blinked you may have missed it. Prior to the game, opinion was split amongst Bills fans as to what would happen against the Raiders. One faction felt that Oakland was a superior team and it would be quite the upset to be able to take them out. The other side thought that Oakland had been lucky to get where they are and that the Bills had a good chance to get a big win. Most fans were somewhere in between. But when the Bills scored to take a 24-9 lead in the 3rd quarter, for the briefest of moments we were unified. Unified in our disbelief that the Bills had a 15 point lead on the road against a 9-2 team. Unified in the possibility that the Bills might actually be good, and unified in the thought that this might finally be the year for the Bills to make the playoffs.
And just like the Bills, over the next quarter and a half those thoughts disappeared. Continue reading