The Bills shocked the world (or at least a small part of it) when they managed to knock off the New England Patriots for the first time in 16 tries. But the real surprise was the hangover suffered this week in a 23-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals that saw Buffalo fold after a 17-3 halftime lead.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, the star of the offense heading into Sunday's game, was held without a touchdown pass after tossing nine through his first three games, and Fred Jackson was bottled up for only 66 yards despite averaging 101 per game at kickoff.
Andy Dalton, after solidly proving his lack of experience in the first half, hit Jermaine Gresham for a 17-yard score in the third quarter before running for one of his own in the fourth and leading the Bengals' game-winning drive, which ended in a 43-yard field goal from Mike Nugent.
The Bills are still 3-1 and will, at worst, be tied for the lead in the AFC East, but today's loss exposed more offensive problems than Buffalo would have cared to show.