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#1 djp14150

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Given this team started 6 of 9 on the road and having to play 4 of those games against very difficult opponents on the road   it was expected this team would go at best 5-4.....which they almost did.   It came down to a play in each game from that vs 3-6.  The expected record was 4-5.

They can easily win out the rest of the games and finish 10-6.   5 of them are home games, 2 of them are road games.


If they go 6-1 they still aren't out of it.   Its quite possible the two WC teams from the AFC are 9-7 or worse.

With them losing today it will be very difficult for them to win the division.   The Bills would need to have a better record than New England.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Seattle may be a challenge, but I actually think we match up well with them. Believe it or not, I am banking on winning out.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

I don't think it is easy to say they can win the rest of their games. They are playing better than they did in the begining, but they have too many problems to win out the rest of the season

But I say we have 3 wins left in us at least

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

"they can EASILY win all the rest of their games"????

what are you smoking?

even if its the easiest schedule, playing against all winless teams, and you were the best team in the NFL, it would not ever be EASY to win 7 straight games in the NFL...and we dont play all winless teams, and we aren't the best team in the NFL (or even close)....

maybe you meant to say "its possible (very slightly) that they would win the rest of their games"?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

Look who they are playing.....

Miami
at Indy
Jacksonville
St Louis
Seattle
at Miami
Jets

Seattle is their most difficult opponent but they still have a young QB who hasn't learned yet to win on the road.

Going into  their schedule the games that were going to be an issue was at SF, at Hou, at NE, at Jets, and hosting NE.  They lost a game to Tennessee that was a close one that they should have won.  Just about every team in the league has a game like that.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

They have lost 5 of the last 6 and they are going to win out?

I'm sorry, but losing is both a product on the field and a mentality.  We are a losing team.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

View Postdjp14150, on 11 November 2012 - 08:54 PM, said:

Given this team started 6 of 9 on the road and having to play 4 of those games against very difficult opponents on the road   it was expected this team would go at best 5-4.....which they almost did.   It came down to a play in each game from that vs 3-6.  The expected record was 4-5.

They can easily win out the rest of the games and finish 10-6.   5 of them are home games, 2 of them are road games.


If they go 6-1 they still aren't out of it.   Its quite possible the two WC teams from the AFC are 9-7 or worse.

With them losing today it will be very difficult for them to win the division.   The Bills would need to have a better record than New England.

They didn't, and they won't suddenly become elite in the second half of the season. We will win 3-5 more games.

Edited by ny33, 11 November 2012 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

Their most difficult opponent....themselves! Who they cant overcome!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

View PostDerek in Va, on 11 November 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

They have lost 5 of the last 6 and they are going to win out?

I'm sorry, but losing is both a product on the field and a mentality.  We are a losing team.

Agreed. I don't care who we play we aren't going 7-0 we aren't even going 6-1. We'll win 7 or 8 games max

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

The mentality here is sometimes really funny.   Yes, the Bills have definitely shown they are type of team who can 'win out' with 7 games to go.   Piece of cake to rip off 7 wins in a row in the NFL, especially when you have a defense as stout as Buffalo's and a QB that can never fails in the clutch like Fitz.

:doh:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

View PostDerek in Va, on 11 November 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

They have lost 5 of the last 6 and they are going to win out?

I'm sorry, but losing is both a product on the field and a mentality.  We are a losing team.

True dat

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

View Postdjp14150, on 11 November 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

Look who they are playing.....

Miami (0-2 last year)
at Indy (in the playoffs right now)
Jacksonville (should be a win)
St Louis (just tied the 49ers who crushed us)
Seattle (playoff team that will beat us on neutral site)
at Miami (0-2 last year)
Jets (0-1 this year, 0-2 last year)


So, what makes you believe we will win another game outside of Jax as a lock?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostPaattMaann, on 11 November 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:

"they can EASILY win all the rest of their games"????

what are you smoking?

even if its the easiest schedule, playing against all winless teams, and you were the best team in the NFL, it would not ever be EASY to win 7 straight games in the NFL...and we dont play all winless teams, and we aren't the best team in the NFL (or even close)....

maybe you meant to say "its possible (very slightly) that they would win the rest of their games"?
This. They're playing at a fairly high level now but seven games in a row is very difficult. I think there is a chance but I see it being much more likely they end 8-8. I'm still holding out for a 10-6 playoff run though.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

Miami-we'll see thursday, but we cant seem to compete inside the division.
at Indy- A dangerous, hot team with a win against GB
Jacksonville
St Louis- just tied SF
Seattle- in toronto. wins over GB, NE
at Miami
Jets- Spanked us in the opener

Edited by sodbuster, 11 November 2012 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Statistically they aren't. But in reality they don't have the team to beat most teams in the NFL.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

View Postdjp14150, on 11 November 2012 - 08:54 PM, said:

Given this team started 6 of 9 on the road and having to play 4 of those games against very difficult opponents on the road   it was expected this team would go at best 5-4.....which they almost did.   It came down to a play in each game from that vs 3-6.  The expected record was 4-5.

They can easily win out the rest of the games and finish 10-6.   5 of them are home games, 2 of them are road games.


If they go 6-1 they still aren't out of it.   Its quite possible the two WC teams from the AFC are 9-7 or worse.

With them losing today it will be very difficult for them to win the division.   The Bills would need to have a better record than New England.
Its over Bud! Deal with it, stop pretending!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Ill be watching Thursday and rooting for them. And I'll do the same when I travel to Indy to see my first game live this year.

I only get 16 sundays a year. I'll watch every min

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

View PostBills Fan888, on 11 November 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

This. They're playing at a fairly high level now but seven games in a row is very difficult. I think there is a chance but I see it being much more likely they end 8-8. I'm still holding out for a 10-6 playoff run though.
Yea, what losing 4 of the last 5 has proven their a force. But I agree they do look like their playing high.

#19 Azucho98

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

View Postdjp14150, on 11 November 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

Look who they are playing.....

Miami
at Indy
Jacksonville
St Louis
Seattle
at Miami
Jets

Seattle is their most difficult opponent but they still have a young QB who hasn't learned yet to win on the road.

Going into  their schedule the games that were going to be an issue was at SF, at Hou, at NE, at Jets, and hosting NE.  They lost a game to Tennessee that was a close one that they should have won.  Just about every team in the league has a game like that.

I think we beat Miami at home Thursday night (no idea why) and Jacksonville. Thats all folks. 5-11.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

We played our best game of the season and lost.

We will likely lose out.

They can't give Spiller 9 carries and expect to win.