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  1. QB12

    QB12 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I say we beat Buffalo convincingly, with Tom running a balanced, over-center, attack.

    We then go to Miami and absolutely smoke them, leaving us alone atop the AFC East at 3-1, and with the power ranking pundits scratching their heads.

    I'm also predicting Miami to edge the Jets Sunday night, much like they did last year on a late September Monday night.

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    I agree with every freagin word you said, my thoughts exactly. Lets hope so. Only thing is if miami beats Jets, they go 3-0.
     
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    Yeah, but if we are all 3-1 at the end of four games, Jets are first, Pats second and Dolphins third.

    If Dolphins win against Jets and we beat Dolphins. Then it's Pats first, Dolphins second and Jets third.

    I know it's early, but might as well get out the gates early.
     
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    That's true, they'll be undefeated when we roll in, but our victory over them will give us the tiebreaker and sole possession of first place.
     
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    At our bye, I'm predicting Jets with 2 losses (Baltimore, Miami).
     
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    This team hasn't won a non-Buffalo road game since 2008. MNF in Miami will be a TALL order indeed. Miami is one tough, physical team. We will need to find 2003-2004 vintage stones to get the W.
     
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    I understand, but that victory is THE one that will get us over the hump. The Pats will use MNF Gruden's 'overrated' rating to lather them up.
     
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    I expect the Pats to come out with a conservative run and short pass offense on Sunday with the defense shutting down the Bills offense.

    This defense is only going to get better and I see them making major strides after the bye.
     
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    Ironically, the loss of Kevin Faulk will make us a more balanced, more over the center, less shotgun-dependent offense, which in turn will make the offense more complementary to the defense. Interesting that Tom used the terms "not complementary" and "hanging the defense out to dry" when describing the offense's second half woes against the Jets.
     
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    And of course, we know we have coming off the bye - Baltimore, with 2 weeks to prepare. :rocker:
     
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    similar threads were posted before the jet game too...
    we are yet to see what the young defense can do and stopping spiller and lynch will be a challenge, no game is going to be easy ...
    1 game at a time...
     
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    Excluding that single win against the hapless Bills, Tom Brady hasn't won a game in an opposing team's stadium in almost 3 years, with his last win coming Jan 20, 2008 against the San Diego Chargers in Qualcomm stadium in the AFC championship game.

    ETA: Actually, it was Dec. 29, 2007 against the Giants, even longer than I had thought. :(

    ETA2: Incidentally, that was also the last time he beat a team that finished the season above 0.500 in their own stadium. Ugh. :(
     
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    2008 game was in foxboro.
     
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    Pfff, what team are you watching? These guys will be lucky to go 4-12 with scrubs like Brady and Belichick at the helm.
     
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    Gone back to drinking again, ay?
     
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    While I agree that it had been a very long time since we won a meaningful road game, I would note that we beat Tampa Bay in London.

    I really don't think we are better off if Miami beats the jets. Then Miami could be leading the pack by two full games with the tie-breaker against both their rivals.

     
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    You mean the Patriots hasn't won on the road...not everyone of those was Bradys fault :rolleyes:
     
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