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    Ok, Brady's season is over and Matt Cassel is now the #1 quarterback. Since this happened, we've seen thread after thread bemoaning this fact or asserting that Cassel will be up to the task. I thought it was time to apply the new QB to the schedule, and just get back to football. So, assuming the worst, let's call Matt Cassel the equivalent of a Tavaris Jackson or whomever you consider to be at the bottom of the NFL QB barrel, and let's have a breakdown of your thoughts on wins and losses:

    @ Jets
    Dolphins
    Bye
    @49ers
    @Chargers
    Broncos
    Rams
    @Colts
    Bills
    Jets
    @Dolphins
    Steelers
    @Seahawks
    @Raiders
    Cardinals
    @Bills
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    10 and 6. I can't be bothered to break down my W/L's (basically, I assume losses against the powerhouses and wins against the mediocre especially at home) but that reminder of the schedule makes me feel more positive than I did before.
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    11-5 and I had guessed we would be 13-3 with Brady.

    We still make the playoffs and we still win the division.

    Mangini has a huge problem this week ... he has little to nothing to prepare his team defensively ... that will play to our favor.
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    @ Jets - win
    Dolphins - win
    Bye - loss
    @49ers - win
    @Chargers - win
    Broncos - win
    Rams - win
    @Colts - win
    Bills - win
    Jets - win
    @Dolphins - win
    Steelers - win
    @Seahawks - win
    @Raiders - win
    Cardinals - win
    @Bills - win

    I had to lower my expectations. :(
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    Well, the bye is a tough matchup...
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    I thought it was going to be tough without Neal, but Neal and Brady... :eek:
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    @ Jets L
    Dolphins W
    Bye
    @49ers W
    @Chargers L
    Broncos L
    Rams W
    @Colts L
    Bills W
    Jets W
    @Dolphins W
    Steelers L
    @Seahawks L
    @Raiders W
    Cardinals W
    @Bills W

    I'd say that's a conservative/pessimistic/realistic guess and it still sees us going 10-6. Playoffs here we come.
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    Iam also thinking 11-5,

    @ Jets - win-->new QB for jets
    Dolphins - win-->new QB for dolphins
    Bye -
    @49ers - win
    @Chargers - loss--> same QB, running game.
    Broncos - loss ---> improved cutler, defense
    Rams - win
    @Colts - loss--> the colts smell blood and will come out for this game
    Bills - loss--> defense and special teams,
    Jets - win
    @Dolphins - win
    Steelers - loss--> defense, same QB cheeseburger
    @Seahawks - win
    @Raiders - win
    Cardinals - win
    @Bills - win --> by now Cassel should be in a groove and ready for the playoffs.
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    I guess you could call me a chicken little but I say about 9-7 at best right now,maybe getting into the playoffs as a last wild card team.

    Buffalo is poised to win this division as Trent Edwards looks like a pretty good QB this year based on last week against a very solid Seahawks defense.

    I think NE will be in a close race with the Jets for the 2nd spot but NE gets the nod by a game or tie breaker
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    Ok.... let me be at least moderately negative, but not "Chicken Little":

    Split with Jets
    Split with Bills
    Sweep Dolphins

    That's 4 wins right there, plus the one they've already got.....

    Wins against:

    Raiders
    Rams
    49ers

    That puts them at 8 wins. So, in order to get to 9 wins, they'd need only 1 win against:

    Cardinals
    Seahawks
    Broncos
    Chargers
    Colts
    Steelers
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    since when has mangini preparing his team done anything for them in the past?
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    I think this team will be hard pressed against better defenses and believe it or not the Raiders have a decent defense so I expect a loss there


    I agree with the split on the Jets and Bills but am not so sure with the Dolphins since Parcells is handling the team and knows Belichick pretty good you might say and besides Pennington has done well vs NE- I think it could be a split there as well - 3-3 in the East is what I assume here
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    I'll probably get bashed for this and hope I'm wrong, but I think we'll be lucky if we get to .500. I just don't have the confidence that Cassel can win the close games like Brady could, and I think we're going to have a lot of close games.
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    Ok, have you seen any of the Raiders game tonight? 3rd quarter, Broncos are up 27-0, and that's without Marshall playing due to suspension.
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    Right now the Raiders D looks so awful I think Appalachian State could give them a run for their money. :eek:
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