I don't have any of last season's Cleveland Browns games on tape anymore, and I don't know if I could get into the mood to watch them in full again. With that said, our Buffalo Bills affiliate, Buffalo Rumblings, has been doing film review of Buffalo's regular season contests last year. He just recently reviewed the first and second half of the Bills' meeting with the Browns in Week 14. Here are the links if you'd like to review their notes; some excerpts are listed after the jump.
Browns gashed the Bills on the ground early. Simple blocking scheme: double a DT, get two to the second level, and Peyton Hillis is off to the races. Bills have no answer.
Paul Posluszny makes two of three tackles on a massive goal-line stand by the Bills defense that featured no Browns passes. Browns settle for a field goal and a 3-0 lead.
Ugh, I remember this. After Hillis' first couple of carries, I thought he was going to break the single-game rushing record or something. Then, we couldn't punch the ball in at the goal line, something Cleveland had been doing extremely well.
Awful quarterback play from Jake Delhomme. Horrid. Cleveland should never pass.
Many Browns fans echoed that statement.
Hillis runs over Kyle to pick up eight yards. This is proof positive, in case you needed more, that Peyton Hillis is a beast.
Whoa, let's get one thing straight -- if you get by Joe Thomas, it's because he let you by.
Moats cruises past Thomas and strips the ball out of Delhomme's hand. The moron refs blow the whistle too quickly, negating a Bryan Scott recovery and touchdown. Nonetheless, it's Bills ball.
Man, they are really trashing Thomas now.
Mohamed Massaquoi gets by McKelvin on a fly pattern. This works in McKelvin's favor, as a blitzing Scott hits Delhomme, the ball pops into the air, and McKelvin is all alone to catch the duck. Here comes Buffalo's four-minute offense.
Blown opportunity, and there's your ball game.