Lewis played well in his debut last week, accounting for all three touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing). The offense didn't seem to miss a beat with Lewis. In fact, it seemed to run exactly the same as when Manuel was running it, and Lewis throws a better long ball at the moment.
In order to save the season, Lewis will need to build on his performance from Sunday and the Bills will need to finish games. They have the Miami Dolphins coming up Sunday, and Buffalo has yet to win a game in the division. Lewis will need to have another good game against yet another good defense, and he will need more support from his own defense, which is also battered with injuries.
The fact is, Lewis replacing Manuel isn't a downgrade. Lewis is more accurate when going down field, and is just as mobile as Manuel. Now, this is not to say there is a quarterback controversy brewing in Buffalo, but the Bills are certainly fortunate to have a reliable backup in Lewis while Manuel rehabs his knee injury.
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