Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Doug Marrone accustomed to Bills being underdogs

By Jerry Sullivan

Someone asked Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone today if he relishes the thought of bringing his team into New Orleans as a big underdog, knowing they could shock the world with an upset.

"I think it would be tough," Marrone said with a smile, "because I think we've been the underdog in every game since we've been here. So if you played that underdog card, you'd play it every week."

The Bills have, in fact, been the underdog in every game this season, including their four home games.

I asked Marrone if that fact ever came up within the team.

"No, not within the team, but I have a lot of relatives," Marrone said, laughing. "I don't want to get myself in trouble because gambling is illegal. I just want to make that point, OK?"

I'm sure Marrone has no idea, but for the record, the Bills are 5-2 against the spread this season.

They're 12.5-point underdogs this week against the Saints.


Doug Marrone
comments powered by Disqus

About Press Coverage

Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham |

Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan |

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski |