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The Bills' win today does not guarantee that they are going to have a top-five draft pick, but it also means that they are probably a better team than a lot of people predicted they would be this year. So, by that generalization, it means that the Bills will probably not be in a position to draft Andrew Luck. With that being the case, we watched Ryan Fitzpatrick play the first game of his final year under contract with the Bills.
If he follows up the Chiefs game (threw four touchdowns) with another strong outing against the Raiders, the price to re-sign Fitzpatrick will keep going up and up. That should be fine because the Bills are so far under the cap.
They have also announced that they started negotiating new contract talks with Steve Johnson as well. But Fitzpatrick is a guy that you should want to take care of, and not make him wonder as to what his future will be.
Fitz came out as the old gunslinger we have come to appreciate. He threw the ball up there for his receivers to make a play on the ball. No pass demonstrated that better than the touchdown to Steve Johnson.
The final thing to cover from the game was that the Bills do actually have a tight end on the team. His name is Scott Chandler. For years I have been hearing that the Bills don't use a tight end in the Chan Gailey offense.
That is definitely true when you don't have a tight end on the roster, which is basically what the Bills had here for the past two years. Now that Buffalo has a big target in a guy like Chandler, and newly claimed Lee Smith off of waivers, expect to see more passes to tight ends this year.
We learned that the Bills are becoming a better team. They need to keep the momentum going next week against the Raiders, or else they will take a step back. Feel free to leave your thoughts about the game.