Bills to stick with Kyle Orton

The Buffalo Bills have lost two straight, severely damaging any hopes the team has in regards to making it to the playoffs. However, head coach Doug Marrone is going forward with the idea that he has the best lineup possible to make a late run.

After back-to-back losses that saw the team score just one touchdown over the course of the two games, the Buffalo Bills head into week 12’s matchup against the New York Jets with far more questions than answers. One of which centers around the man that will be under center come kickoff Sunday afternoon.

During a meeting with the media on Monday afternoon, head coach Doug Marrone told reporters that the plan is to stick with the man currently in the starting position, Kyle Orton.

“Right now I plan on sticking with Kyle, and I believe in every player, not just the quarterback player, who gives us the best chance to win,” Marrone told reporters at One Bills Drive. “That’s the way we’re headed this week.”

Orton took over for second-year QB E.J. Manuel after a poor outing in week four at Houston that saw the Bills fall to 2-2 on the season. The Bills started 3-1 with Orton under center after finding a bit of continuity within the offense during the first four games. However, things took a turn towards the negative over the last two weeks with the offense only able to reach the endzone once. That score came via a 25-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chris Hogan.

The Bills sit at 5-5 entering Sudnay’s matchup against the 2-8 Jets. With the Bills trying to hold on to the remaining hopes of a playoff berth, this week’s game is a must win against a team they beat 43-23 just four weeks ago.

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