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  1. Halifax_Pats_Fan

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    I hate to say it but it sure would be nice to get a win this week (thank you captain obvious....just saying).

    Heading into Buffalo, their qb makes me nervous against this team. Don't know what the status is on Jackson or Spiller (prolly won't see Spiller this week) but we need the playmakers to make the plays when they get the opportunity.

    The Ravens game is done, officiating talks need to be left to the league and the refs.....not a must win game but 1-3 with a loss in the division leaves not a whole lot of room for error.

    Gotta get back to 500....!
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    Maybe this is just me being overly optimistic, but I think that the Pats will come out and absolutely CRUSH the Bills on Sunday. Fitzpatrick is not Flacco, nor does he have the receiving corps and O-Line (not to mention RB support) that Flacco has. The defense is overrated and, as long as we can keep Williams off Brady, we should be able to tear their secondary apart. This team is going to have a REALLY sour taste in their mouth after Sunday night. They'll take it out on Buffalo in a tune up.
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    all the tough talk by the bills fans coming on here better be backed up by their team on sunday. I have a feeling it won't though.

    Pats to win. And I would say well.
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    I agree. I see the Pats in a walkover. If New England somehow loses, the season is in jeopardy.
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    The season isn't in jeopardy, it's all but over. If we go 1-3 against the perceived easy part of our schedule, then what happens when the brutal part comes up? I think we'll destroy Buffalo, though.
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    If the Bills are going to beat us it'll be because they win the battle of the trenches. This is certainly a possibility as the Bills have been getting excellent play at DL and OL. And they have a serious home field advantage to help them along.

    What they don't have is a reliable QB. They also have a suspect back 7 on defense in pass coverage and health issues at RB.

    If the Pats interior OL can keep Brady upright he should have no trouble exploiting the Bills back 7.

    If the Pats are able to contain the Bills rushing attack with just 7 defenders then I think they'll have success against Bills QB Fitz.
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    ...yeah, I see it as a pretty big game, a game we on paper should win. However as I have stated in previous posts we tend to get the best from other teams.

    Revis is out, that will be a big void to fill, Miami is...mehh...we need to get these divisional games.
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    Please please please run up the score Bill.
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    IF they lose sunday, it's time to press the panic button. But they won't, why? It's my birthday tomorrow and the Pats will give me a late gift. :rocker:
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    Fixed your post.
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    this bills game has suddenly turned into a must win.

    The 49's are good, the texans are good, and the seahawks look like they have a legitimate team(despite the last play they held green bay to 12 points)

    Going into the season i was thinking 14-2 or 13-3

    right now we are looking at 11-5, possibly 10-6 after seeing how much better teams from last year(specifically nfc west) got during the off season.
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    We're not playin buffalo sunday, we're playin refs.
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    i see a 3-7 point win..comes down to final drive again...this will be no picnic
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    Quietly,the Bills are tied for first right now. This is really a big game, a loss here would legitimately put us in panic mode. Because of that, I'm more confident about this one.

    When's the last time we lost at home vs. Buffalo? 2000? EDIT: Nmind just realized this game's @ Buffalo. ****!
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    The team is pissed off, coming off of back to back losses, playing a game which could ultimately decide the division supremecy and, hence, a trip into the playoffs. This has all the makings of a multiple score blowout.
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    Yeah, unless the refs do their best to screw us in this game too, I'll actually be kinda worried if we don't win this by at least 14. Not saying I'd complain but this is one we should win handily especially if Jackson isn't back to full strength.
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    I'm not sure how anyone can be confident about any of these games given the current state of the officiating. It totally depends on the ref crew. If we get one of the really bad ones, anything can happen.
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    I have to agree with this. If the Pats score at will though, it will be more difficult for the footlocker salesmen to eff it up.
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    I don't get any sense that I can predict what will happen in this game, because it may very well come down to who the refs decide to screw over. The Pats are clearly the better team, for whatever that's worth, but these last couple weeks that hasn't always been worth much.
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    If the Pats lose this one,especially by a large margin then that could be an indication of a changing of the guard in the AFC East and Buffalo takes over at least for that time.

    This game is a statement game by one of these teams

    I think the Pats should pull this one out,but I don't anticipate a rout.
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    The Patriots have some say over whether or not the bumbling officiating holds sway over whether they win or lose. They just need to execute at the highest level possible.
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    Calling this a must-win is an understatement. We cannot go to 1-3 and 0-1 in the division. I don't care how much better we are then the rest of the division - and we are - but that is not a hole any team wants to be in.

    Failure is not an option.
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    The Pats have a better QB & coach, but I'm not sure they have the better team overall. The Bills have an edge in the trenches on both sides, and a better running game overall. The Pats have better receivers & TE's. The secondaries are pretty comparable.
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    AFCE standings

    2011
    NE - 13-3
    NYJ - 8-8
    Mia - 6-10
    Buf - 6-10

    2010
    NE - 14-2
    NYJ - 11-5
    Mia - 7-9
    Buf - 4-12

    2009
    NE - 10-6
    NYJ - 9-7
    Mia - 7-9
    Buf - 6-10


    So for the last 3 seasons, only once as another team besides NE won 10+ games (2010 NYJ). Prior to that, here were the teams to win 10+ besides NE:

    2008, Mia - 11-5
    2006, NYJ - 10-6
    2004, NYJ - 10-6
    2003, Mia - 10-6

    So since 2002, only 5 non-New England AFCE teams have won 10+ games. Five. In 30 opportunities (10 seasons x 3 teams).

    Here's why I post this: Because I think an 11-5 record wins the division for NE, and there's a very, very good chance that a 10-6 record wins it as well. If the Pats just take care of business within the division, they'll be just fine. Even if they lose to Buffalo this week, they're not quite "fine", but they still can win the division.
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    They maybe pissed off and all but this is a big game for buffalo too and at home they are very tough . We saw last yr what happened. Fitzpatrick can certainly throw on our secondary and their oline has been solid this yr combined with our lack of pass rush. Conversely their D front is worrisome vs our oline. Going to be close game .
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    I would bet the house that a 10-6 will win the AFC Least.....I also think its highly likely that the Pats finish 10-6 or 11-5 and will be the 3rd or 4th seed,Kansas City or San Diego will decide one of those 2 spots.

    A lot of champions lately didn't get a week off,thats fine by me

    The Texans are winning 14 or 15 games,book it
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    if the jets beat the 49ers this week that could be a big deal in the AFC East and I can see them doing it. If jets and bills both win with jets having tie breaker over the bills at 3-1 , we could be in serious trouble.
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    I still think the Pats can get on a major roll, but at the moment, put me down for a revised prediction of 11-5, winning the AFC East.

    1. Hou, 14-2
    2. Bal, 12-4
    3. NE, 11-5
    4. Den, 9-7 (yes, I still think they'll win that division)
    5. Pit, 10-6 (I think they'll rebound)
    6. who knows

    So I will predict the Pats have to go right back to Baltimore to play in the AFC semifinal. That should be a very, very tough game. I'd love for them to somehow get the 2 seed....... (and no, I'm not ruling out the #1 seed yet, either. If they can go 12-4 or 13-3 and knock off Houston in the process, they have a chance)
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    I don't see the Jets beating SF without their best player, Revis. The 49ers D will lock down the Jets' offense, and without Revis, I don't think they hold SF under 20 points. SF wins, 20-13.
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    I know it's only week 4 and i never say these early games are must wins..but this is close...and the reason i say that is becasue we have denver then have to go to seattle where i think the pats may get crushed...they NEED this win..bad
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