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#121 GunnerBill

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:15 AM

 
IDK about easy, but I share your optimism re: possible 4-1 start.. The Division flurry to end the season is different, but if we
re EVER going to make the playoffs again, we have to start whoopin' these teams every year.


I meant it isn't a stretch to imagine for me not that the games will be easy... just to clarify!

#122 eball

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:22 AM

Several things I really like about this schedule:

 

-- only two non-1:00 games

 

-- the road games at Carolina and Atlanta (the two I plan to attend) are early in the season when hope still exists

 

-- no 3-game road trips

 

The four games vs. the Pats*** and Fish in December is odd, indeed.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:36 AM

Strange schedule. All Dolphins and Patriots in Dec. Wonder how many byes there are before our games, especially vs.pats

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#124 jmcraig44

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:41 AM

season long gone over by Halloween...  

 

"suck for Darnold" 

 

watch USC games all season and hope



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:45 AM

Several things I really like about this schedule:

 

-- only two non-1:00 games

 

-- the road games at Carolina and Atlanta (the two I plan to attend) are early in the season when hope still exists

 

-- no 3-game road trips

 

The four games vs. the Pats*** and Fish in December is odd, indeed.

 

Me too, eball. I'll PM you as it nears to hook up.



#126 YoloinOhio

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:51 AM

So 9 of the games are vs non playoff teams and 2 of the 7 "playoff" teams are Miami so not too bad

#127 ShadyBillsFan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:57 AM

Not sure if this was addressed as I didn't read all pages.

RE playing teams after a BYE. Not against an AFCE rival.
I didn't check the whole schedule.
No NE games until Dec Not sure if that's good or bad.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:19 AM

They are going ape**** on Mike and Mike about the NYG playing 4 teams this year coming off of a Bye. Lol, no one cared but us (and that research group from UB) when that was the Bills.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 21 April 2017 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:22 AM

my god there are so many negative people here.    
 
i've never been able to relate that kind of mindset, hopefully i never will.    
 
here's a fact:  every year some teams emerge and win more games than expected, and some teams lose more.     and every year there are key players that get hurt starting in week one that completely changes the landscape of the league.   
 
your chances of predicting who we will beat and who we won't are just as slim as you predicting who we will draft-- you have no clue, so why not be excited for your team and pull for them?   


What's the fun in that?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

my god there are so many negative people here.    

 

i've never been able to relate that kind of mindset, hopefully i never will.    

 

here's a fact:  every year some teams emerge and win more games than expected, and some teams lose more.     and every year there are key players that get hurt starting in week one that completely changes the landscape of the league.   

 

your chances of predicting who we will beat and who we won't are just as slim as you predicting who we will draft-- you have no clue, so why not be excited for your team and pull for them?   

 

You're preaching upon deaf ears.  When you have posters who think they're being "funny" by posting the same old "we'll suck" nonsense over and over you know you've lost the battle.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:00 AM

My read of this schedule is pretty favorable.  We avoid many of the elite NFL teams, and games against some of the middling (read: our contenders for wild card prospects) are at home.

 

Seems an impossible task to win fewer than 5 or 6 games, so we might as well try to win amirite?!

 

My ranking of most difficult games:

1. @NE Week 16

2. @ATL Week 4

3. Vs. NE Week 13

4. @KC Week 12

 

All in all, I'd say the NFC South and AFC West are pretty favorable.  AFC West is generally wide open and while all the teams are solid, there aren't any guaranteed losses.  NFC South has Atlanta (who can be inconsistent year-over-year) and the Panthers, Bucs, and Saints which were pretty not great last year.

 

Top end: 10-6

Bottom end: 5-11

 

Go Bills!



#132 Chandler#81

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:09 AM

My read of this schedule is pretty favorable.  We avoid many of the elite NFL teams, and games against some of the middling (read: our contenders for wild card prospects) are at home.

 

Seems an impossible task to win fewer than 5 or 6 games, so we might as well try to win amirite?!

 

My ranking of most difficult games:

1. @NE Week 16

2. @ATL Week 4

3. Vs. NE Week 13

4. @KC Week 12

 

All in all, I'd say the NFC South and AFC West are pretty favorable.  AFC West is generally wide open and while all the teams are solid, there aren't any guaranteed losses.  NFC South has Atlanta (who can be inconsistent year-over-year) and the Panthers, Bucs, and Saints which were pretty not great last year.

 

Top end: 10-6

Bottom end: 5-11

 

Go Bills!

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#133 HappyDays

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:10 AM

I like it.

I don't know why. I just do.


Me too. I don't know why everyone is complaining about 3 December home games in a row. That's supposed to be an advantage for us, playing in the snow. I really like the first 4 weeks as a benchmark for the rest of the season.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

I have to laugh about the number of people who are freaking out about the schedule before the draft even happens. Did anyone expect Cincinnati or Carolina or Arizona to be as bad as they were last year? Or the Cowboys and Raiders to suddenly look like a renewed dynasty?

There are a few quibbles: what looks like a rough start. The alternating Phins/Pats to end the season. The Bills and Jets in TNF...again. I actually wanted more prime time games. It's hard to catch them out of market where I currently live.

But there are no 3 game road trips. We don't play anyone coming off a bye.

FWIW, I think the Phins are overrated, and are going to come crashing back to Earth, so I don't hate finishing up the season against them.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:16 AM

They are going ape**** on Mike and Mike about the NYG playing 4 teams this year coming off of a Bye. Lol, no one cared but us (and that research group from UB) when that was the Bills.


Pats fans on Twitter were whining up a storm about their schedule. To be fair it is pretty rough, they have 3 road games in a row at one point. But they're not getting any sympathy for me.

#136 mjt328

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:25 AM

It's always hard to judge a schedule before the season even starts, because so many things can change.

But based on what these teams looked like last year, this schedule looks pretty tough.

 

- There are only 5 games against teams with worse records than us last year (Jets twice, Panthers, Bengals, Chargers) and 1 game against a team with the same record (Saints).

 

- There are 7 games against teams with double-digit wins last year (Falcons, Raiders, Chiefs, Dolphins twice, Patriots twice)

 

- There are only 3 games against teams with unresolved QB situations (Jets twice, Broncos)



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:50 AM

One 4PM start, love that!


I  actually wanted more prime time games. It's hard to catch them out of market where I currently live.
 

Understandable, but why in the world would they put the Bills on more in prime time?



#138 row_33

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:54 AM

The NFL for the last few years has scheduled a division or two to play a lot of inner division games in the last weeks of the season.

 

This might be the first time the Bills have had it happen, Steelers and Houston and Atlanta I can recall doing this, Steelers many times.

 

Only noticed when I run playoff machines at the beginning of December.


One 4PM start, love that!


Understandable, but why in the world would they put the Bills on more in prime time?

 

Flex on Sunday nights rewards teams that do well surprisingly.



#139 Like A Mofo

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

5:03PM PST: Saw Schedule

5:04PM PST: Analyzed Schedule

5:05PM PST: Said 6-10

5:06PM PST: Back to living



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

5:03PM PST: Saw Schedule

5:04PM PST: Analyzed Schedule

5:05PM PST: Said 6-10

5:06PM PST: Back to living

 

7-9 is good in case a fumble goes their way or they face a team that doesn't care at all down the stretch.