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    Can the Bills defeat the Patriots?
    By: John Morgan

    What do the Buffalo Bills need to do to beat the Patriots?...

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    The Bills beat the Patriots last season and they can again this year. They just played the Texans very well, holding them to 21 points, so the defense is pretty solid. This is not a slam dunk.
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    Before the first game of 2009 season I said I'd drink my urine if they beat us, so I won't be making any predictions.
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    they were whooping us up until the second half last time this year.
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    not at home...no they won't...at least not this year
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    No one can predict turnovers

    Turnovers are usually 90% of the time why big upsets occur and if the Pats give the ball away they could lose

    Head to head talent wise,its not a match,intangibles are what is in question
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    I expect stevie johnson to have a big game against up..picked him up in two leagues
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    statistically speaking we do pretty well against #1 WRs... and johnson is banged up.
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    So you'll be rooting for someone the Pats are playing? This is why many real fans detest fantasy football....supposed fans rooting for/getting their rocks off if someone on their imaginary football team puts up stats against the Patriots.....
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    He's all they have besides the running game
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    No matter what our record is, every year I get nervous about division games. And this year based on how the secondary is playing, anything can happen.

    As long as we get a couple of TO's and pressure on Fitzpatrick we should win.
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    It seems like the Bills always give us at least 1 tough game a year. In fact, it seems like the Phins and Jets do as well.

    Nothing is a slam dunk in the AFCE. All the teams are too familiar with each other.
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    No, the Pats can only beat themselves against the Bills. That's how it's been for almost the last decade.
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    Brady has to throw four picks for the bills have a chance.
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    but this time Fitzpatrick throws four picks and eats a fifty burger!
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    My answer to the question of the topic is = no.

    Well, sure it's possible, but I see it as so unlikely that I hardly even consider it an option.

    Nine reasons why I say "not a chance":
    1) Bye week advantage - We always play well after the bye, last year was an exception to that rule.
    2) Form and momentum is on our side - We are trending the right way, and even though Bills last game seems to indicate the same, I still don't think they are even close to us in form.
    3) Bills are a run-first team which serves us well - Bills have definitely turned into a "run first team". We defend the run way better than we do the pass, and VW, Love, Mayo and Spikes will not allow Spiller and Jackson to tear us apart.
    4) Fitzpatrick has regressed from last year - I know this doesn't show in the statistics, but that is becouse the Bills rushing attack forces teams to play softer pass D. Fitzy hasn't been able to bring Bills back after they fall behind in games, which he did a lot last year.
    5) Bills receiving corps - It is in the same talent category with Rams', which is well below average. We match up against them pretty well.
    6) Last meeting - Despite it took us a while to get our game going, we demolished them the last time we met. And that was in Buffalo.
    7) Bills history at Foxboro - I cannot remember a single "strong showing" from the Bills in Foxboro. Every time I think about a close game against the Bills, its always a Buffalo game.
    8) Injuries - We might be injury-riddled, but so are the Bills, especially defensively. They will be without their #1 corner Aaron Williams, and Kyle Williams (who is a key cog in their D) is nicked as well.
    9) Their record is skewed by easy wins - They have won 3 games this season, but those wins are against weak teams (KC, CLE and ARI after their nose-dive started)
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    That tough game already took place in Buffalo. Remember that we trailed them most of the night and only blew them out in the 4th.

    Can you remember a single time in Foxboro when Bills have actually showed up?
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    Well, the last 3 times the Bills played the Pats, the Bills were either ahead by 21 at half-time, SHOULD have been ahead by 21 at half-time, or won the game.

    I say the Bills SHOULD have been ahead by 21 at half-time the last time they played because CJ Spiller fumbled at the 1 yard-line at the end of the first half. I think it was on first down. Speaking of which, no Bills running back was 100% then. The Bills offense should be able to stay on the field more this time.

    The Pats don't have the best secondary, either. The Bills WILL score points. Of course, the Pats will too. If this is going to be a shootout, the Bills NEED the benefit of winning the turnover battle to have a prayer IMO.

    I think the Bills will cover the 12-point spread, but they will lose the game.

    CAN the Bills win? Of course it's possible.
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    LOL, you always play THE BILLS after your bye week. Seriously, it happened FOUR YEARS IN A ROW that the Patriots played the Bills after their bye week. This is one-third of the time of the Brady/Belichick era.

    The Bills played the Pats after the Pats bye 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Now they get it again...as if they need that extra advantage.
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    The Bills will beat the Patriots today, then they'll wake up. :) Patriots offense rolls and D forces a few turnovers, I think they'll get the W at home.
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    History tells us that in almost every year the Pats win handily one game and its tight or a loss in the other game.

    Pats should win obviously but I would not be suprised if it's another close game going into the 4th qtr.

    2012- Pats blowout but wasn't looking that way early in the 4th..
    2011- 1-1
    2010- 2-0 but the Sept game was tight.
    2009- Tight home opener
    2008- Both close games w/ Cassell
    2007- Didn't apply....:p
    2006- Tight home opener
    2005-Tight home game
    2004- Tied going into the 4th qtr
    2003- Loss in Buff
    2002- Both were won handily by Pats
    2001- Both competitive games
    2000- Meh. Both teams stunk
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    I will admit this game scares me. The Pats SHOULD beat this team handily. But after a blowout win and a bye (I know, I know their record after a bye), an AFCE opponent, and big games against the Texans and Niners in a few weeks, I feel like this is a trap game.

    The Pats can ill afford to go down early against this team like they did last time. The defense needs to set the tone early and get Fitzpatrick to start chucking it up there. I wish Talib was available for this game, would really help.

    I do believe the Pats win, but I'm anticipating much alcohol drank in my household to get through it.
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    The Patriots lost two in a row last year after the bye week, and played their worst game of the season against Buffalo in Buffalo when Brady had four interceptions.

    Take the Bills and the points.
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    2009, although the Patriots did forget to show up for that entire season.
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    Any given Sunday is what they say.
    But unless the Bills drastically improved their defense, I expect the Pats to roll over them.
    History and overall talent is in the Pats favor.
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    Wow. Talk about homerism. Obviously the Bills were in a lot better form that I gave them credit for.

    Wonder what happened with our defense during the bye? This was not the same unit we saw against the Rams.
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    I don't know, this loss didn't really sting for a Bills fan. It wasn't like the Titans game, where Fitz threw a pick running the clock out and then Hasselbeck just waltzed down the field for the winning TD, and we couldn't stop them on a 2nd and 17 in the drive (gave up 16 yards the next play), and then the 4th and 8 right before the TD.

    I don't know why the Bills tend to have more success against the Pats' D than they do against other division rivals (under Gailey and Fitz, the Bills have scored 30, 3, 34, 21, 28, and 31 points in each NE game). I think the Jets and Dolphins have more physical defenses than the Pats do and we generally don't match up well with physical defenses. At least these games are more enjoyable to watch than the Dick Jauron games were...

    Either our offense is a completely useless unit or it is something that's fun to watch when everything is clicking. Chances are, this Thursday against Miami, we get the sputtering offense.

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