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#1 Rubes

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:12 AM

First Miami (off last week), then New Orleans (off this week), both on the road. Man, does that suck. Then we get the (likely) undefeated Chiefs and their top-5 defense.

We must have really pissed someone off this year.

Edited by Rubes, 16 October 2013 - 12:12 AM.


#2 Dean Cain

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:22 AM

We also get the Jets too

#3 Rob's House

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:27 AM

Sounds like a good time to make a statement and show mother !@#$ers what's up.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:37 AM

What is this, preemptive excuses?

Screw that.  Time to take care of bidness.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:48 AM

Hell, yeah!  Time to kick them in the dick-laces!   :thumbsup:

#6 iinii

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:38 AM

Squish the fish


#7 Why So Serious?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

Chiefs have been our whipping boy the last few years.
It'll be interesting to see how they respond now that the tables have turned.

#8 mjt328

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:21 AM

Here are the times this year that each NFL team is forced to play an opponent off a bye week:

Three Games =
Buffalo, Carolina

Two Games =
Houston, San Diego, Chicago, Arizona

One Game =
NY Jets, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, Dallas, Washington, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Detroit, Green Bay, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis

None =
New England, Miami, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Minnesota, Seattle, San Francisco

#9 Sisyphean Bills

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:24 AM

I seem to recall the winning percentage of a team coming off a bye was historically ~50%.

#10 clearwater cadet

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

89 the summer

#11 mountainwampus

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

Guess who hasn't faced a team with extra prep time (coming off of Thursdays game or bye week) in 2 full seasons? The Cheats*

Edit: My mistake, they played a team coming off of a Thursday game last season, but still, the Pats have the most favorable schedule in the NFL over 2 seasons in terms of extra rest and prep time.

Edited by mountainwampus, 16 October 2013 - 09:47 AM.


#12 BillsFan-4-Ever

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:29 AM

BYE weeks are not always a benefit to the resting team.   also early byes suck in the long run.  

And with the injuries to Buffalo....  Film study aint gonna do them much good.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:33 AM

Bottom line - if this team is what they (and we) think they are, they can compete with and defeat anyone.  If they need a favorable schedule to post a good records, that is only masking the problem.  I still say 8-8 this year to show the rebuild is moving in the right direction and then another 2 game improvement next year puts us where we want to be. A reasonable expectation I believe.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:38 AM

I've always wondered why they don't standardize the bye issue ... How difficult would it be to have teams play another team coming off of a bye? Or ... Have an entire division off on a week and follow up with divisional games?

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:30 AM

View Postpkwwjd, on 17 October 2013 - 05:38 AM, said:

I've always wondered why they don't standardize the bye issue ... How difficult would it be to have teams play another team coming off of a bye? Or ... Have an entire division off on a week and follow up with divisional games?

If they do that, The Bills wouldn't be sufficiently screwed. The Refs would have to cheat a little more to make up for the deficit.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

View PostRubes, on 16 October 2013 - 12:12 AM, said:

First Miami (off last week), then New Orleans (off this week), both on the road. Man, does that suck. Then we get the (likely) undefeated Chiefs and their top-5 defense.

We must have really pissed someone off this year.

Was thinking about this yesterday...especially the road part. We got the Bengals at home after our mini bye as well.

Wonder what the percentage of teams that play at home after a bye looks like? Wonder  if it's planned that way if its a high number?

Also, I know Prolly not easy, but I have to think there is a way, once the bye weeks have begun, to have teams who both had byes play the Thursday night ....yes, you may need to not have Thursday night ears in December , but from a competitive standpoint, that would be much fairer.



#17 Mike32282

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

View Postfirst_and_ten, on 17 October 2013 - 07:30 AM, said:



If they do that, The Bills wouldn't be sufficiently screwed. The Refs would have to cheat a little more to make up for the deficit.
Bingo! That's the reason why. I'm just glad we aren't playing the Pats after their bye week this year...like we always do.

#18 xsoldier54

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

View PostRubes, on 16 October 2013 - 12:12 AM, said:

First Miami (off last week), then New Orleans (off this week), both on the road. Man, does that suck. Then we get the (likely) undefeated Chiefs and their top-5 defense.

We must have really pissed someone off this year.
What did the Bills do coming off their bye week?  It means nothing.

#19 MattM

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:15 AM

View Postxsoldier54, on 19 October 2013 - 10:09 AM, said:

What did the Bills do coming off their bye week?  It means nothing.

Ask the people who play and coach the game that.  I read an article last year where multiple coaches said extra time and lack thereof was very key in how they looked at the difficulty of their schedule....

#20 zow2

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

It does suck but sometimes the resting team comes out sluggish and rusty.  I'll keep thinking that to make me feel better!  I'll be thrilled if the Bills can go 1-1 in these two road games.  This will be tough.