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#1 iEat_Phins

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

There are many websites that publish their power rankings week to week...I prefer the AP Pro32, but none of them are perfect. What power rankings do you all tend to give the most credit?

On to the main point - the Bills! According to the AP Pro32, we went from #30 before the preseason began, to #29 after the preseason, and #28 after our close loss to the Pats.

http://www.pro32.ap.org/poll

It will be exciting to see where we end up after yesterday's win. Granted, the Panthers aren't an outstanding team and we do have a lot of work to do, but I think the Bills have proven we won't roll over every week and be a free win for other teams. We should be the favorite against the Jets, and if we make it to 2-1 we could even have the confidence to give the Ravens a run for their money.

I'm hoping for AT WORST #25 in tomorrow's poll. If we can keep our momentum we should be in the low 20's in no time.

Edited by iEat_Phins, 16 September 2013 - 07:52 PM.


#2 jboyst62

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

Is there a ribbon for 25th place?!!!!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 16 September 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Is there a ribbon for 25th place?!!!!

Is there one for 12k posts?

#4 Bangarang

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:09 PM

View Postn3wyork13, on 16 September 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:



Is there one for 12k posts?

12k gets you a toaster. Don't hate.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

View PostBangarang, on 16 September 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

12k gets you a toaster. Don't hate.
It's one of those that put the Bills emblem on the toast, too.  Oddly, the instruction menu calls toast "Whitner"... I guess they are synonymous.


View Postn3wyork13, on 16 September 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

Is there one for 12k posts?
no, that's for 500.  1,000 gets you a mouse pad. 5,000 gets you a tie.  If you get 10,000 and haven't been called an Idiot© then you get a free stop on the 2nd level parking deck of Hammers Lot.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

I think it was the tsn's power rankings not sure, but I saw one going into week 2 that had Carolina ranked at #15!  Are you kidding me?  That same ranking had Buffalo at #31.

#7 TheBrownBear

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:13 PM

Who cares.  It's week 2.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:23 PM

View PostTheBrownBear, on 16 September 2013 - 10:13 PM, said:

Who cares.  It's week 2.
Yup.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:18 AM

View Postn3wyork13, on 16 September 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:



Is there one for 12k posts?
is ther one for 400?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:17 AM

View Postmrags, on 17 September 2013 - 01:18 AM, said:

is ther one for 400?
Is there one for 7000?








come on, lets see how long we can do this! :flirt:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

View PostRichmondRob, on 17 September 2013 - 02:17 AM, said:


Is there one for 7000?








come on, lets see how long we can do this! :flirt:
is there one for 300?

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:07 AM

View Postmrags, on 17 September 2013 - 07:29 AM, said:

is there one for 300?
VHS of the Bills 1998 season review. Autographed by John Holecek.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:14 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 16 September 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

It's one of those that put the Bills emblem on the toast, too.  Oddly, the instruction menu calls toast "Whitner"... I guess they are synonymous.

That's an older model.  The 2013 instruction manual refers to removing "two slices of Rogers" from the slots on the top of the device after toasting is complete.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 17 September 2013 - 08:07 AM, said:

VHS of the Bills 1998 season review. Autographed by John Holecek.
ouch. That probably beats the gift you get when you hit 20k. At that point you receive a set of steak knives enforced and autographed by OJ Simpson.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

View PostiEat_Phins, on 16 September 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

There are many websites that publish their power rankings week to week...I prefer the AP Pro32, but none of them are perfect. What power rankings do you all tend to give the most credit?

On to the main point - the Bills! According to the AP Pro32, we went from #30 before the preseason began, to #29 after the preseason, and #28 after our close loss to the Pats.

http://www.pro32.ap.org/poll

It will be exciting to see where we end up after yesterday's win. Granted, the Panthers aren't an outstanding team and we do have a lot of work to do, but I think the Bills have proven we won't roll over every week and be a free win for other teams. We should be the favorite against the Jets, and if we make it to 2-1 we could even have the confidence to give the Ravens a run for their money.

I'm hoping for AT WORST #25 in tomorrow's poll. If we can keep our momentum we should be in the low 20's in no time.

Who cares.   They are trying to get better and build a football team.   This is not the year to be following f ing power rankings.   This team has been in the crap for 17 years.   Let's  just enjoy the progress we have seen and hopefully will see in the future.    Publicity is nice in the over hyped NFL, but this is not the year to chase it.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:43 AM

The Ross Tucker Podcast has us at #20 today. Obviously this doesn't MEAN anything, but I am interested in seeing how an unbiased media views Buffalo, since we're all so close to the fire as Bills fans and from one play to the next can go from #1 team to #32 in power rankings, in our own minds.

I would be interested in knowing what number we would be if we didn't get that pass interference flag on the INT at the end of the game, and we just end the game 0-2, Manuel throws 2 INT, 1 fumble and 0 TD... probably no higher than 27 on any polls anywhere.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:43 AM

how does 24th grab ya ?

http://profootballta...wer-rankings-4/

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:46 AM

View PostBuffalothruMyVeins, on 17 September 2013 - 08:43 AM, said:

I would be interested in knowing what number we would be if we didn't get that pass interference flag on the INT at the end of the game, and we just end the game 0-2, Manuel throws 2 INT, 1 fumble and 0 TD... probably no higher than 27 on any polls anywhere.

The flaw in your "curiosity" is that we can play that game in every NFL contest, every week.  Most games turn on a handful of plays -- reverse one or two of those and you get a different result.

What if Amendola doesn't miraculously hang on to the 3rd down pass a week earlier against the Bills?

You are what your record says you are.  There may be hidden explanations and excuses for why things happen the way they do, but at the end of the day the results are all that matters.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

I can't see us getting much higher in the polls until we blow some contender out of the water.  I think we beat the Jets next week, but still stay somewhere between 21-26 in the rankings.  No problem...just keep winning.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

View PostiEat_Phins, on 16 September 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

There are many websites that publish their power rankings week to week...I prefer the AP Pro32, but none of them are perfect.
How do you define a "perfect" power ranking?