The Buffalo Bills take on the New England Patriots Sunday in what is the first time in history that both teams are undefeated. This game has a playoff feel to it and it should be a good one.
The big question is: Can Buffalo really pull this off?
Well, it is possible. In order to win, Buffalo will have to keep up with the Patriots offense. Stopping the Patriots from scoring is nearly impossible to do, so Buffalo will have to score right back.
Can Ryan Fitzpatrick keep up with Tom Brady? So far this season, he has. Can he do it on Sunday?
Let's take a look.
It is entirely possible for Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for as many—if not more—yards than Tom Brady will on Sunday. New England has a weak secondary and will struggle against Buffalo's spread offense.
While it is possible, Fitzpatrick will probably not throw for as many yards as Brady simply because New England throws more often than Buffalo. Buffalo has a great run attack and likes to give teams a healthy dose of Fred Jackson.
Even with Jackson, Fitzpatrick will need to have a lot of yards to keep New England's defense on the field and Tom Brady off of it.
So far, Fitzpatrick has thrown just as many touchdowns as Brady has this season. They are tied for the league lead at seven touchdowns a piece.
So yes, Fitzpatrick can score as much as Brady. The question is, will he. New England has allowed big games from both Chad Henne and Philip Rivers.
Ryan Fitzpatrick should do just fine against the Patriots' defense.
And he'll have to if he wants to keep up with Brady.
Ryan Fitzpatrick pulled off one heck of a comeback last week against the Oakland Raiders, and then topped it off with a beautiful two-minute drill to take the win.
With that being said, Fitzpatrick obviously can do it. Can he do it like Brady? Well, who can?
Brady might be the best two-minute quarterback in football. Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to do it a lot more to be put into that category with Brady.
But can he do it versus Brady? We will find out.
It will not be easy, but it is definitely possible.
Fitzpatrick is on a roll, and a nice comeback win last week may be just what he needed to get the confidence to beat the Brady bunch.
New England's defense is simply just not very good. Fitzpatrick should be able to pick them apart. David Nelson and Stevie Johnson might be too much for the Patriots' secondary to handle, and Fred Jackson is too much for any defense to handle.
Will he beat Brady? Nobody knows, but this is going to be one heck of a game.
If Ryan Fitzpatrick beats the Patriots for the first time since 2003, he will be a God in Buffalo for years.