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#1 KikO M G

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:09 PM

This is probably the most favorable matchup of the season so far for the Bills, yet I have seen less bravado on this board this week.  I think the losing is taking a toll.  Understandable.  This could very easily turn into yet another 5 or 6 win team.  But I still have faith they will finish strong and expect a convincing win tomorrow.  If they don't, add me to the list of fans who have lost faith in this year's team.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

I have faith in our lord. May he bless the Buffalo Bills regardless of their inequities.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hey, I'm on the "they can run the table" bandwagon.  This team is ready to make the turn.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:29 PM

View PostTPS, on 09 November 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

Hey, I'm on the "they can run the table" bandwagon.  This team is ready to make the turn.

Agreed.  Run it.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:33 PM

I think fans have earned to the right to take the wait and see approach

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

This game is the beginning of the rest of our lives....I may have said this before...but this time I mean it!!!1  Go Bills!!!

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

View Postbillsoverdue, on 09 November 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

I have faith in our lord. May he bless the Buffalo Bills regardless of their inequities.
and their iniquities.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

I have a wait and see approach.  The revolving door at QB tends to be a little disconcerting.  Even if EJ plays, I have concerns that he will be rusty (probably), or he will get hurt again (is that an unfair concern?).

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:49 PM

Bills, history of losing, at 3-6, going into a stadium that is one of the more difficult venues to win, against a team that is 2-7, with a history of winning, feeling their back is against he proverbial wall...believe me, I love that the Bills appear to be finally making some progress, but that is all a feeling...the results are not there yet...I am not sure how anyone could feel like this is an "easy win", until the Bills actually win it, easily or not.  They have lost numerous games over the recent years, when the table appears set in their favor.  Start winning some of these "easy" wins, and confidence will only grow more...

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

we can almost completely outplay a team and still lose. this garners confidence that we will win most of our games??/
i dont get the logic.

EJ---best potential,big,athletic,confident,questionable throwing ability and shaky mechanics. overall peformances CHAOTIC.
THAD--enthusiastic,good athlete,confident,decent arm strength,poor accuracy on mid range throws,indecisive in the pocket,poor pocket awareness. Decent but too many weaknesses.
Tuel--still a child. Decent arm but feels the need to throw poofballs either out of stupidity or lack of football sense.Deer in the headlights in crunch time. Personally lost a game in which his teammates greatly outplayed the opponent.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:55 PM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 09 November 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:

and their iniquities.

and their antiquities!

#12 3rdand12

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostFan in San Diego, on 09 November 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

and their antiquities!
Hey i take that personally !

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostRight Manuel for the Job, on 09 November 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

This is probably the most favorable matchup of the season so far for the Bills, yet I have seen less bravado on this board this week.  I think the losing is taking a toll.  Understandable.  This could very easily turn into yet another 5 or 6 win team.  But I still have faith they will finish strong and expect a convincing win tomorrow.  If they don't, add me to the list of fans who have lost faith in this year's team.

so if I understand you correctly, regardless of how they play tomorrow, if they lose you are off the wagon ? .....ahhh, that's a fan, gotcha.... :nana:

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

View PostRight Manuel for the Job, on 09 November 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

This is probably the most favorable matchup of the season so far for the Bills, yet I have seen less bravado on this board this week.  I think the losing is taking a toll.  Understandable.  This could very easily turn into yet another 5 or 6 win team.  But I still have faith they will finish strong and expect a convincing win tomorrow.  If they don't, add me to the list of fans who have lost faith in this year's team.

I felt more confident playing the Chiefs with Tuel than I do this week but, I'm still expecting us to win...

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

View PostTcali, on 09 November 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

Tuel--still a child. Decent arm but feels the need to throw poofballs either out of stupidity or lack of football sense.Deer in the headlights in crunch time. Personally lost a game in which his teammates greatly outplayed the opponent.

Was the strip/fumble/pickup and run for TD Tuel's fault?

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:08 PM

Bills win

#17 The Wiz

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:28 PM

View PostJohn in Jax, on 09 November 2013 - 06:57 PM, said:



Was the strip/fumble/pickup and run for TD Tuel's fault?
Well he did have the nerve to throw it to tj and since we all hate him, yes.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:43 PM

I just know none of these games are going to be gimmes I think they will all come down to the wire. Games like those can go either way so we'll see

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:58 PM

View PostRight Manuel for the Job, on 09 November 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

This is probably the most favorable matchup of the season so far for the Bills, yet I have seen less bravado on this board this week.  I think the losing is taking a toll.  Understandable.  This could very easily turn into yet another 5 or 6 win team.  But I still have faith they will finish strong and expect a convincing win tomorrow.  If they don't, add me to the list of fans who have lost faith in this year's team.
I believe that any "thinking person" can see the turnaround taking effect with the Bills.  I think the Bills have a good chance to beat the Steelers this week.

I don't think we need "bravado" or trash talking (kind of silly for fans to engage in anyway) to express our feelings.  Maybe if we faced an AFC East opponent, there would be more bravado, but not for the Steelers.

I am very excited about the direction the Bills are going.  We failed to beat the 8-0 Chiefs due to 2 or 3 mistakes (bad ones!), but we dominated the Chiefs most of the day, but could not close the deal.

Good times ahead IMO.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:59 PM

View PostRight Manuel for the Job, on 09 November 2013 - 04:09 PM, said:

This is probably the most favorable matchup of the season so far for the Bills, yet I have seen less bravado on this board this week.  I think the losing is taking a toll.  Understandable.  This could very easily turn into yet another 5 or 6 win team.  But I still have faith they will finish strong and expect a convincing win tomorrow.  If they don't, add me to the list of fans who have lost faith in this year's team.

I understand what you are saying.  Decades of being a Bills fan is ringing warning bells for me this week.  Though my head can see just where we are at......the pavlov's dog response to this sort of game has me irrationally fearful that what I have seen so far this season is a mirage and the Bills will crash back down and crush the life out of me this week.