Buffalo Bills Quarterback Thad Lewis Likely To Play Sunday

By Scott DelleFave
Thad Lewis
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Sunday is a huge game for the Buffalo Bills as they take on the last undefeated team left in football in the Kansas City Chiefs, and their starting quarterback for the last two weeks, Thad Lewis, might not play due to an undisclosed illness and a rib injury. This shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that watched last weeks game against the New Orleans Saints, as he was hit early and often, not to mention violently. He fumbled the ball three times as a result, including the first game from scrimmage.

If Lewis plays Sunday, he will need a Herculean effort since the Chiefs’ defense is as much of an opportunist style defense as the Saints were. However, one thing in his favor is that he might have the services of running back C.J. Spiller this week, which he didn’t have last week. If Lewis does play Sunday, he provides an additional dynamic, as he can take off and run if need be, which is necessary in order to run the read option to confuse opposing defenses as to who actually has the ball. Even though Jeff Tuel and Matt Flynn are much healthier than Lewis right now, it’s the consensus that he provides the best chance to win until E.J. Manuel returns from his knee injury.

All and all, regardless if Thad Lewis plays or not, it should be interesting to see if the Bills can knock off the 8-0 Chiefs in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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