One game at a time. I hope the Panthers aren't reading this poo. Look...Buffalo is not a great team, but are we?
I have no doubt that if we play a hard-nosed, power-running-play-action-passing style with no mistakes that this could be a big win. That 's true for just about every game this team has played. Our defense could dominate Buffalo like the've never seen. But "could" and "will" are two completely different realities.
I don't like to look past anyone. Sure...if we do beat Buffalo, then the Giants game becomes our opportunity to set right what went so terribly wrong last year. But i agree with those who say if we are sitting at 0-2 hosting the 0-2 Giants I think the writing will be on the wall. Under those circumstances a great opportunity to get above .500 turns into RR and Co. fight for their professional lives.
That is not a good place to be in week 3 (or any week). Let's take care of business in Buffalo (which is no gimme) and let that win forge a mental intensity that will carry through the bye week and into AZ and MINN.
I'm optimistic, but not confident. I'd really like to see a performance similar to the way we played at San Diego last season. That is how you win on the road in this league.