About Matthew Rule

Matthew Rule is a long time diehard fan of the Buffalo Bills, former season ticket holder, relentless optimist, and survivor of the 6 to 3 Bills-Browns game of '09. These days, he lives with his lovely wife in Portland, Oregon.

Maddening Mystery of McDermott’s Disappearing Defense

Gather ’round, kiddies. In the spirit of Halloween, I’d like to tell you a spooky and mysterious tale. A tale of overmatched linemen, missed tackles, and vanishing big plays. A tale of a once proud and fearsome platoon, reduced suddenly Continue reading Maddening Mystery of McDermott’s Disappearing Defense

“Everybody was crunk”: How Josh Norman Breathed New Life Into the Bills Defense

For the fourth time in as many weeks, the Bills were allowing an inferior opponent to hang around. Despite another all-world outing from quarterback Josh Allen and a dominant showing from Buffalo’s offense, the Las Vegas Raiders were just 36 Continue reading “Everybody was crunk”: How Josh Norman Breathed New Life Into the Bills Defense

The Extra Point – Week 17: How We Got Here

Just a few short years ago, the Bills were the laughingstock of the NFL. Today, they’re preparing for their second playoff game in three seasons. The team has come so far, so fast, that it’s easy to forget just how Continue reading The Extra Point – Week 17: How We Got Here

The Extra Point – Week 15: New Era Dawns as Bills Punch Playoff Ticket

Well that sure was a lot of fun! There’s lots do discuss after that enormous Bills win, so let’s get right to it. 1.) Buffalo Bills….thrive in the national spotlight?! Wait, that can’t be right. Except that it IS right. Continue reading The Extra Point – Week 15: New Era Dawns as Bills Punch Playoff Ticket

The Extra Point – Week 14: Baltimore’s Blitz Bonanza Beats Bills

Sunday’s matchup against a high quality opponent provided a great measuring stick for Buffalo. Unfortunately, they came up short, and in so doing, showed that they still have a ways to go to be among the league’s elite. 1.) Ravens Continue reading The Extra Point – Week 14: Baltimore’s Blitz Bonanza Beats Bills

The Extra Point – Week 13: Much to be Thankful For as December Dawns

After a Thanksgiving day win more satisfying than any turkey feast, Bills fans have much to be thankful for as November turns to December. You’ll have to forgive me for continuing to use the “what are you thankful for?” gimmick Continue reading The Extra Point – Week 13: Much to be Thankful For as December Dawns

The Extra Point – Week 12: November to Remember

Thanks to the upcoming Thanksgiving day tilt against the Cowboys, the Bills will wind up playing five games in the month of November. With a 3-1 record through the first four and an 8-3 overall record (their best since 1996!), Continue reading The Extra Point – Week 12: November to Remember

The Extra Point – Week 11: What a Difference a Week Makes

From the sinking feeling of last week’s loss to the incomparable joy that comes after this week’s victory, what a difference a week makes. 1.) Fearless Josh is the best Josh. Throughout his up-and-down rookie season, Josh Allen made one Continue reading The Extra Point – Week 11: What a Difference a Week Makes