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  1. PATSNUTme

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    The Patriots streak against the Bills since the Lawyer Milloy, "they hate their coach", game is 13-0.

    Since BB became coach of the Patriots, his record against the Bills is 18-2. Now there have been some very close games during that run and some blowouts. There have been some games that the Patriots, quite frankly, have been lucky to win including last years 25-24 game. We won at Buffalo 17-10 hardly a blowout.

    So if we Patriots fans think that this game is a layup this Sunday consider last year games. Also consider the odds of going 14-0 against any NFL team.

    Discuss,
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    I'm sticking with 11-5 with a lean towards 10-6 if it takes longer than predicted for the secondary to get in sync.
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    Don't think that's really relevant....

    But on the OP, of course not. Yes, streaks have to end sometime, but 15-0, 17-0, whatever. It's not ending Sunday.
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    If u cant beat the lousy bills at home by 2 tds then this team is head for a 9-7 season.
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    I think we should be more worried than the people predicting 30-point blowouts are, because the Bills are better than we seem to be giving them credit for. I know people are talking about the Bills' offense being the worst in the league, but they were saying the same about the Jets' offense last week, so I think we can all agree that that label is a bit premature. And their secondary is actually good; we're not well-suited to exploit their weaknesses, basically.

    I'm still predicting a Patriots win purely based on talent discrepancy, but I predict that this board will be filled with panicked people on Sunday wondering why the game is close.
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    If this team does not blowout the Bills at home they won't blowout a team all year...this is probably the best chance to cruise into the 4th quarter not worrying about Brain Farts and the team giving up and tanking it as usual...if they can't win this game easily then we will fight for every win by a few points
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    I think he thought the topic meant going 14-0 for the remaining 14 games, without actually reading the post.

    They beat the Bills at home by one point last year.

    Later in the season they beat the Titans 59-0, the most dominating blowout win in team history.
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    If we don't beat the Bills then we are .like someone said, going to be 9-7 or 8-8.
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    Yep, last year I stated in a thread that I would drink my own urine if we lost to Buffalo at home. If not for Leodis McKelvin it would have backfired big time. Lesson still learned though, not going to take any opponents for granted.
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    This defense would make any dud QB look like a superstar so it wouldnt shock me.
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    Brady was coming off a year layoff and obviously was rusty which somewhat explains the narrow finish....But he still won the game
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    I subscribe to this guy on Youtube. He does Bills and MMA review videos. Really is an accurate pulse of the fanbase as of right now. Feel bad for the guy. Just remember, IT COULD BE WORSE FOR US!!!


    YouTube - Buffalo Bills Week 2 "2010"
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    Good to see people are still optimistic ;)
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    Prediction: I don't think this game is going to be a blowout by any stretch of the imagination. I actually think it's going to be a close, low scoring game. I think we'll win, but I think that it'll be close and unimpressive enough to have this board go up in flames for the next week or so.

    I think anybody expecting a blowout here is in for a huge disappointment.
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    I don't get it,last week the majority in here were predicting a blowout of the Jets (which didn't happen)

    Now no one thinks we can beat the Bills easy

    How a week of putrid defense and a predictable offense changes things
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    I was one of the people who didn't think the Jets game was going to be such a blowout. I saw a hard fought game with the Bills even before the Jets game.
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    Here are the margins of victory in the NE/Buff games from 2004-present (first game/second)

    2004 - 14/23
    2005 - 5/28
    2006 - 2/22
    2007 - 31/46
    2008 - 10/13
    2009 - 1/7

    Not one time did the NE win by more the first time they faced Buffalo and half the time they win by a single score. Outside of the 2007 season, the only time NE really dominated Buffalo in their first game was in 2008. Even the 2004 team had their hands full until Tedy's strip sack and Seymour's rumbling TD return.

    FWIW, home/away has no bearing. The three closest opening games were all at home, as were the two most dominant opening victories.

    The long and short is, don't expect a blowout until December 26.
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    I'm expecting a blowout for the first half!
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    There are so many things wrong with this post that I don't even know where to start.
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    We beat an equally lousy Bills team by 1 point last year at home and went 10-6. Just sayin....
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    Yea,its a division battle but the point remains the Bills are probably going to the worst team in the league and this is a Pats home game which after looking at the schedule is by far the easiest matchup the Pats have on the entire schedule...home or away.

    If they don't win this one in hand they won't win a game in hand all year - thats my point

    Yes,on any given sunday you might say but even the most average defense should be able to hold Fitz,Evans,Jackson and Company to decent low numbers.

    Turnovers IMO seem to be the only way this game remains in question going into the 4th quarter.

    People say I am too pessimistic,well in this game I reverse those theories and lay the 13 1/2 points

    If I am wrong and the Bills put 20 or more on this defense or our offense fails to score more than a TD or two,then well we could be in for an ugly winter.
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    We should not be worried. We have a playoff team playing the worst team in the nfl.

    The TEAM should always be worried, playing one game at a time, and playing to maximize the probability of that win by putting up additional points early.
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    This thread belongs in the practice forum, it is not good.
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    Yes, I can see your point.

    It's talking about the game that's coming up this Sunday. It's bringing up the recent history between the two teams that are playing this Sunday. It is pointing out that for several reasons the game this Sunday may not be the cake walk that many believe it will be.

    It is certainly not up to the standards of the threads that have been posted here this week.:eek:
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    The Bills have sucked for the better part of a decade, and they usually play us pretty close. They also have a new coach, so that's a variable that we have to account for. It took two fantastic Brady/Watson plays and a McKelvin mental collapse in the fourth quarter last season, and we just came off a week of making the Jets' anemic passing game look competent.

    The Bills have a talented young secondary (very underrated), and if they emulate the Jets' second-half strategy from last week and drop 8 consistently we'll have to beat them on the ground. I'm not really looking forward to Spiller/Lynch/Jackson coming after our run D, either. Their o-line is a liability, but if the Pats can't capitalize on it then this could be a game that's played primarily on the ground on both sides; sounds like a recipe for something like a 17-10 Patriots win to me, and that wouldn't make the Pats a terrible team or anything.
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    Re: Going for 14-0- shoud we be worried?

    It's really simple: Brady needs to make better throws, more consistently, than he did last week. Buffalo's defense is the main reason why I think this game is going to be closer than people give it credit for. I'll be happy to be proven wrong, of course.
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    Not too worried about Sunday. But if we DO manage to drop to 1-2 on the season, then there will be sheer panic in the streets.
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    We'll be fine as long as Bill has been reading the threads this past week. :rolleyes:
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    I heard O'Brien has been working on a telekinesis scheme as a halftime adjustment. With this scheme, he can safely guide Brady's errant throws into his receivers' hands. He's clearly been reading the posts here this past week.
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