Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) passes under pressure by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bengals beat the Bills 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Thad Lewis has a foot sprain


Buffalo Bills interim starting QB Thad Lewis made his debut yesterday against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he nearly led the Bills to an upset victory. The Bengals were able to prevail 27-24, but Lewis was able to throw two touchdowns, no interceptions, and average a serviceable 6.8 yards per attempt. He did his job by not making any big mistakes (other than a fumble), and the line looks better once you take into account the fact that No. 1 wideout Stevie Johnson was inactive. Lewis was also able to run for a touchdown on a three-yard run, and he certainly does look like the Bills best option with E.J. Manuel out. I think most teams would take that out of their backup QB.

Pro Football Talk reports that That Lewis has a mild foot sprain and did not suffer any ligament damage, and the league source close to PFT added that Lewis is regarded as day-to-day. He needed X-rays after the game and was seen with a walking boot on his right foot. The X-rays turned up negative meaning that he didn’t suffer a fracture.

The PFT report didn’t specify whether or not that information came following an MRI, and I would assume that the info is indeed from an MRI test. It’s great to hear that Lewis doesn’t have any ligament damage, so we’ll see if he is able to play in a tough rivalry game against the Miami Dolphins this week. The Bills certainly can’t afford to lose Lewis on top of losing Manuel to an injury.

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  • Larry Tabata

    I saw him play in Cleveland & he did a pretty good job. I think the young man can be a good QB. Hope he can play. He will win some games for you. Best of luck. I’m a browns fan but I enjoyed watching the Bills game. Best of luck in rebuilding your team along with my Browns team. Would be nice to see them both in the playoffs in a few years. I think it’s time for a turnaround for both our teams. Good luck !!!

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Haha I’m no Bills fan, just wrote a piece about the injury. But I do hope both of these teams are successful in their rebuilding, because they have such great histories. Not only that, but the fan bases of both teams are pretty exceptional when you look at the amount of passion both Browns and Bills fans have. Thanks for stopping by, Larry.