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#61 Magox

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:28 AM

The Bills can win this game on the road, but have to do two things.  1 - They must win the turnover battle.  Denver did better than us in the running game, passing game, and special teams.  The only reason the Bills won is because they were +2 in turnovers.  Based on the history of the NFL, a +2 turnover margin means you win the game about 95% of the time.  Most people would probably believe that I would have as my #2 that we must run the football.  I do not.  #2 for me is actually that they have to get pressure on Matt Ryan.  Detroit was actually +3 in turnovers this past Sunday and they still lost.  They barely touched Matt Ryan and he passed for almost 300 yards.  He did whatever he wanted to.  I don't think that Buffalo or Atlanta has much success on the ground, at least as it pertains to the running backs.  Both teams have good defenses against the run.  I think that the team that gets after the others quarterback better is the team that causes the other team to make mistakes and wins.  


The Bills also won the red zone battle as well. This could also be key.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:11 AM

yep. they will compete it seems.  

 
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#63 ShadyBillsFan

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:26 AM

This needs to be said again and again.

One of the significant tangible differences this season.
The other not to be shortchanged? Is the not give up mentality. Especially the Defense.
These were on my wish list. Not wins.

Our Defense is about to be tested against one of the best passing games in the league.

let us pray..

 

Go Bills !

 amen

 

Can you repeat that one more time? 

 

thanks 



#64 Royale with Cheese

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:14 AM

Roof will be closed.

 

Vaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer 

Officials say Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof will be closed for Sunday's Falcons-Bills matchup. Roof was open for Falcons first home game, a Week 2 Sunday night matchup with Green Bay.



#65 ScottLaw

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

Not sure how the zone will hold up against Matt Ryan.... pass rush is key. This defense hasn't seen a QB like Ryan yet this year so it will be interesting to see.

Offense needs to get the ground game going, but not sure they will. No over the top threat has really killed their running attack.

This whole season now has a different feel. It's not that I'm planning for a win, just not planning for the loss. This year feels like any game is winnable. No slam dunks, but all winnable (even the putridiots***).


Because they beat Denver at home?

I never was high on Denver. Average QB and Wade left. They'll be lucky to win 8 in that division.

Bills actually have a good opportunity to win some games this year. Assuming Miami is as bad as they looked on Sunday and the Jets still on the schedule.

Still, 6 to 7 wins seems about right. Not enough talent offensively thanks to a stupid trade, and lack of depth will eventually catch up with them.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

I have a similar feeling. I'm expecting it to be a close game, but could get out of hand if they let it slip with penalties. I'll be back in Utah this week. One day we should grab a beer and watch the game.

 

Sure thing...though I never did find a good home after Port O'Call was bulldozed.

 

 

Bad idea, I watched a game with Rubes once in Salt Lake, barely escaped with my life!  :lol:

 

Damn, we getting old Rubes, I think that was in 2004! When I  had just turned 21!

 

You and me both! Surprised we got out of there before the mob caught us.  :pirate:

 

I can't believe that was 13 years ago. Holy ****! That place we watched the game is long gone now...bulldozed it so they could build a fugly federal court building. Sigh. I miss that place.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:50 PM

Not sure how the zone will hold up against Matt Ryan.... pass rush is key. This defense hasn't seen a QB like Ryan yet this year so it will be interesting to see.

Offense needs to get the ground game going, but not sure they will. No over the top threat has really killed their running attack.

Because they beat Denver at home?

I never was high on Denver. Average QB and Wade left. They'll be lucky to win 8 in that division.

Bills actually have a good opportunity to win some games this year. Assuming Miami is as bad as they looked on Sunday and the Jets still on the schedule.

Still, 6 to 7 wins seems about right. Not enough talent offensively thanks to a stupid trade, and lack of depth will eventually catch up with them.

Because this defense is beginning to look disciplined and capable of keeping them from being blown out. Because a suspect defensive backfield has been a pleasant surprise. Because the front 7 are keeping rushing numbers down. I'm not predicting a win in Atlanta, but I wouldn't be shocked.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

I don't care if it's 50-0.

I'll be watching Tredavious White. Lots of chances for him to run around the field and make plays. It's going to be fun.


Edited by rant_and_go, 27 September 2017 - 12:57 PM.


#69 billsfan11

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

I remember that game very well. Bills are probably better now than the 2013 bills, but atlanta is probably better than the 2013 saints



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

If the Bills win by more than one score....everyone on here has to post nudes.

 

Be careful what you ask for.  Lots of old folks on this board.



#71 Rubes

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

 
Be careful what you ask for.  Lots of old folks on this board.


He didnt say of themselves...

#72 Royale with Cheese

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:51 PM

 

Be careful what you ask for.  Lots of old folks on this board.

 

It would be a benefit for 2 reasons.

1. Confidence booster for me since I should have a better body than them.

2. I'll get myself ready to know what I'll look like in 30 years.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

The only reason I'm not optimistic about this game is because it's on the road in their new shiny stadium.

 

As for the Saints comparison, I think the only difference is that we fielded Thad Lewis that game and were 10.5 point underdogs.  We're fresh off a big win and coming in with our regular starting QB and we're still 8 point underdogs.  It just goes to show how much more touted this Falcons team is than that Saints team.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

I don't care if it's 50-0.

I'll be watching Tredavious White. Lots of chances for him to run around the field and make plays. It's going to be fun.

that my hope as well !!


He didnt say of themselves...

Excellent catch.

 eye for details

 and

 amen for that