Announcement FanSided Is Hiring! Check Out Our Openings Page. ×

What is a Thad Lewis?

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

“What is a Thad Lewis?” A tweet I received this week from a friend on twitter. It was a hard question to answer. Is he a National Football League quarterback? The only Duke University graduate I’ve heard of who doesn’t play basketball? The guy who is going to show Tom Brady how to throw a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals defense? J.P. Losman’s long lost brother? I’m not sure… probably not the latter, but with E.J. Manuel going down with a LCL sprain and the Buffalo Bills announcing Thaddeus Lewis as the starting quarterback for Week 6, a few of those questions will be answered following todays game.

After leading 24-17 on Thursday Night Football the Bills proceeded to give up 20 straight points to lose 37-24 to the Cleveland Browns. Embarrassment on primetime television sounds like something the Bills would enjoy.

The Bengals upset the previously undefeated New England Patriots in a game that sent Tom Brady home without a touchdown pass for the first time in 52 weeks of play. Cincinnati must be licking their chops coming into Buffalo to play a Bills team starting a quarterback who was on the practice roster last Sunday.

I’m going to keep my prediction short and sweet… mostly because a bus is waiting outside my house, honking, playing “The Bills Make Me Wanna Shout” and headed straight to The Ralph once I step on. You don’t know how badly I want to predict that Thad Lewis will be known as “Bad” Lewis after 300-yards passing and four touchdowns against the Bengals. The Bills have established identities on both sides of the football, and play well in front of their home crowd. That said, I don’t know enough about Lewis to like the way the Bills offence will match-up against a Bengals defensive that rendered Brady impotent last week. The Bengals will bring last week’s momentum into Buffalo and beat the Bills in a close battle. But… Thad Lewis… so… watch out Bengals! Enjoy the game everybody!

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Thad Lewis, Thaddeus Lewis

Want more from Tip of the Tower?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.