Bills can prove they belong vs Pats in Week 2

The Buffalo Bills have back to back chances to prove that they belong with the best teams in the AFC after Tom Brady's suspension was nullified.

Today, Tom Brady’s four game suspension was lifted after a judge ruled in his favor. That means in Week 2, the Buffalo Bills will face off against a New England Patriots team with Brady under center. Brady’s success against Buffalo is no secret.

 In 26 games, Brady holds a 23-3 record against the Bills. The third loss probably deserves an asterisk as the quarterback only started in the first half in Buffalo’s Week 17 win last season. Brady’s dominance against the Bills had some fans excited about his suspension. There’s no doubt that Buffalo’s odds of defeating New England were much higher with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. That said, the Bills and their fans should be happy about this Brady playing.

The Bills went out this season and really addressed their offense. They added outstanding talent at quarterback (Tyrod Taylor), running back (LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams), wide receiver (Percy Harvin), tight end (Charles Clay) and the offensive line (Richie Incognito and John Miller). Defensively, the team finished fourth in the league last year and their only significant loss in free agency was safety Da’Norris Searcy. Buffalo looks strong on both sides of the ball, but if they want to be considered as a legitimate playoff contender, they’ll need to beat some of the better teams in the league. It doesn’t get much better than the Super Bowl champions in Week 2 with Tom Brady as their quarterback, as well as Buffalo’s week one opponent.

Back to back games against the Indianapolis Colts and the Patriots in the first two weeks of the season will quickly show the league where the Bills stand among the AFC’s elite. If you want to prove you belong with the best teams in the league, these are the types of games you need to win. Actually, that’s not catchy enough. Ric Flair, take it away.

Against Andrew Luck and Brady, the Bills have a chance to prove that they’re ready to be ‘the man.’

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