Reasons to worry about the Bills game

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  1. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    1. Light struggles, to put it mildly, with Schobel. The only thing that can derail this juggernaut is an injury to you know who. Let it not be this week, O Lord.

    2. The Bills are extremely young, but they have a solid coach and alot of pluck. They're young, dumb and full of &$% and it's so early in the year they don't realize they have no chance. It usually takes about 9 weeks for reality to sink in on even the worst teams. The Bills historically play well in Foxboro, especially the 1st matchup of the year vs. the Pats.

    3. The Pats are coming off an emotional high, an intense week with playoff caliber pressure and may feel a let down; it's human nature to experience peeks and valleys early before the rhythm of the season settles in. Also the home crowd may go back to being subpar: the bright lights are off, the scandal is a fading memory and a less than inspiring opponent is on the docket.

    4. The Bills' red zone D has been top notch, stifling the Broncos and Steelers, two offenses with excellent weaponry.

    5. The Kevin Everett tragedy, and now triumph, understandably weighed on the Buffalo squad and may have affected their preparations, contributing a bit to last week's blowout in Pittsburgh. This week, with news of Kevin's expected recovery, the Bills should be more focused, less distracted.

    6. Lee Evans, IMO, is a top 10 receiver in the league. He has historically been shut down during games vs the Pats. This is a consequence of his erratic QB and lack of supporting cast. Also, Evans also has done almost noithing, zilch, the first 2 games of the year. It's about time a player of Evans' quality showed a little something, so the bill may come due this Sunday.

    With all those concerns in mind, I still take the Pats +16. Final: Pats 30 Bills 13.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007
  2. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    this game is over already....dont worry. reasons why

    1. watch the jets game

    2. watch the chargers game
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2007
  3. nowayback

    nowayback Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    7.cause most people here are redsox fans...and are used to worrying and worries
  4. You have got to remember the Pats own the Bills. They haven't lost to them since 2003 and they have won the last 11 of 12 meetings. The Pats are completely different then last year's squad. This game should be over by half time.
  5. Nitro

    Nitro Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    They *have* to keep more people back in coverage this year, that frees someone up to slide over and block him

    They suck, cant sugar coat it.

    It was a blowout, those situations arise when you win by a field goal in the last minutes.

    two offences without a 6 foot 5 receiver that can jump and drops nothing.

    that doesnt get them better players

    still will have loseman throwing to him
  6. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    I worry about every game. Once we believe all the hype, we'll be in trouble.
  7. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    Hopefully, the team doesn't think the way you do. If it does, the Patriots could very well be 2-1 after this week.
  8. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    ahhh thats whats great about being a fan.....

    All I was saying is that The team I have seen thus far will not get beat by the Bills at home, there are tougher games on the schedule to worry about. obviously the team has to take it one at a time.

    IMO this game is going to be a slaughter (31-0 or maybe even worse)
  9. N.Eman

    N.Eman Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Battle test this week is for (again), the Offensive Line. Should be a good game. If Merriman and co didn't get their way with Brady. I don't think the Bills have a chance. Pats got the upperhand in this! GO PATS!
  10. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    All valid points, Pony, and in seasons past I would agree that this a trap game.

    However, the poor Bills are, in the parlance of the PC, "differently-talented" right now. They lost quality vets to free agency, and have been decimated by injuries. Besides Kevin Everett, starting SS Ko Simpson is out for the year (Too bad; he was the guy I had hoped would fall to the NEP with their first pick in the 4th round of last year's draft). They do have some players that I will be watching, such as: OT Jason Peters, whom I wanted the NEP to take with their 7th-rounder in '04 (either him or SS Rashad Washington); LB Paul Posluszny; and S John Wendling, whom the NEP should have taken with either 171 or 180 this year.

    This season, at home, I think the Patriots can name the score. I expect an explosive first half, followed by a rather boring second half.
  11. denverpatsfan

    denverpatsfan Supporter Supporter

    Great thread. I never overlook an opponent. This is a CLASSIC letdown game. Take the Bills and the points.

    Schobel has killed us the last couple years. The Bills have given this team fits at least once a season. They have not won yet so they are still hungry.

    They are banged up on D which should help, but lets hope the Pats OL esp. Light has figured out how to stop Schobel.
  12. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    The sad-sack Lions gave the Pats a game last year, and they had even worse of an O-line/D-line than Buffalo has.

    I would still be shocked if the Bills somehow beat us though.
  13. Phokus

    Phokus Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I say do the same thing we did to the chargers: 3 tight end sets with Moss as the lone receiver. Either we destroy them with the moss matchup if they protect the run, or we destroy them with the run if they try to double or even triple team moss.
  14. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    It's a possible trap game, sure.
    But the real question should be... how much are we going to beat them by?
  15. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I do lend my thinking to much not if...But I agree..I just think it will be a tough game. I know so many think that given how the Pats played in 2 weeks..but emotional highs lead to a letdown,,THAT is natural. The Bills are pretty bad...but the Pats will win..even if they play poorly...I expect a much closer game than people think..but nonetheless..a Pats win.
  16. NYCPatsFan

    NYCPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Well said! Same here!! And I shudder with horror when I come across posts that predict by how many touchdowns we will 'whip' the opposing team! I will be grateful for a no-injury W, however small it might be.
  17. Grogan's neck roll

    Grogan's neck roll On the Game Day Roster

    I don't think we take any NFL opponent lightly, having said that:

    Jay Cutler was 23/39 for 304yds against this defense.
    Big Ben was 21/34 for 242yds against this defense.

    I'm confident that TB will equal or more likely better both of those performances, after all, he is completing passes at a nearly 80% rate.

    Also, if our D can contain LdT, I think it can contain Travis Henry.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2007
  18. JaredOfNazareth

    JaredOfNazareth On the Game Day Roster

    I think NE changes up the play calls on offense if the opposition has an emotional edge(Or is overly aggressive). I believe they do this to control momentum. After SD scored their first TD the Pats started the series with a few dump off type plays to handle a SD defense that wanted to seize momentum. I think they will start the game off in similar way against the Bills.
  19. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson Veteran Supporter

    My biggest worry is that I only get a half of excitement because the game is over by then.
    Blowouts are fun in the second half, but that level of being on edge and excite during a game isn't there.
    I'll take it, its just an odd feeling.
  20. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    In previous years, the Pats might have taken a snooze and made this

    a close game. This year the players are pissed and looking for blood.

    I do agree that they better get some blocking help for Matt Light.
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