Sep 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) leaves the field after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Bills Expect Breakout Game For Stevie Johnson


Despite starting off the 2012-13 NFL season by scoring a touchdown in three straight games, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson is on pace to put up statistical lows in catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

Johnson signed a big money five-year, $36.25 million deal this in March and he has yet to live up to the contract.

One man who is not concerned with Johnson’s early struggles is Bills general manager Buddy Nix. He spoke about his star wide receiver and gave every indication that he expects a big game from Johnson this week.

“Steve has had the best two weeks of practice that I’ve seen him have since I’ve been around him,” Nix said. “I expect him to have a breakout game [against the Cardinals]. He’s determined to get this team winning just like most of our players are, and I look to him to have a really good game.”

The Bills have struggled greatly the past two weeks being outscored by their opponents 97-31.

While the defense deserves much of the blame, added production from Johnson would help the Bills as they look to turn things around against the Cardinals.

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