Just got back from the game. Beautiful night in Western NY. Much nicer weather than last time the two teams played here!
Just a couple observations from the nose bleeds. I would be able to give better insight if the replay board at New Era was better but they do a really bad job with that.
Anyway, as many could tell this Carroll Philips guy was probably the player of the game for the Colts. Where did he come from anyway? I was not even aware of him being on the roster. He made plays all night and not just against the 3rd teamers.
I liked Mathew Adams and EJ Speed at LB. Speed got beat on one long pass but he ran stride for stride with the Bills receiver and Barkley ( who was the best QB on the field tonight) just dropped the pass in the perfect place where there was nothing speed could do about it.
I was hard to get a good read on our D line but every time the play ended up on the Bills side of the LOS, Stewart seemed to be leading the push. Rock looked like a very good ROOKIE.
You could see the traits that will make him a great player but there were also some welcome to the NFL times.
Walker was awful, Brissett was a little better but the whole starting offense left a lot to be desired.
Cain looked good when he wasn't dropping passes and Fountain was probably the bright spot of the night as far as the O was concerned.
One other player that I was watching pretty closely, and I thought did a real nice job was the rookie Tackle, Barton. Granted he was playing against the weakest competition of the night but I really liked what I saw out of him.
A lot more work to be done, but it's nice to see a couple guys making themselves noticed.