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    What's the ultimate goal here? 16-0? Or a Superbowl? Out of conference loss, who cares? What did 13-3 get us last year? What did 14-2 get us the year before?

    Look at the AFC people. Who's the juggernaut? No one is. Do the Broncos, Ravens, Steelers, or Texans scare you? Not me.

    So they lost. Big Whoop. Did you see how that defense made stops when they needed to? They let up 13 points all game. After letting up 13 points last week.

    Yes the loss sucks. They shouldn't have lost. I'm not happy.

    The only thing that does matter is that Half of the country is probably out of survivor pools.

    Lets see what next week has to offer... Its probably a must win for home-field purposes for both teams.

    Remember that Browns loss in 2010? 34-14? Remember what they did after that and who they played? Pittsburgh Steelers primetime Sunday night game. They won 39-26 :D.
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    Check back with me after next week when they're coming off of a beatdown loss in Baltimore and are in danger of numbers piling up in the "L" column.

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    So about that 30 pt spread...care to man up or are you going to continue your lame negative nancy routine?
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    It does matter. If they lose out on the first round bye ect by 1 game. You should win the games you are suppose to win. Today was one of them.
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    What's your argument for Baltimore crushing us? Right now they sit right with us at 1-1. I like our chances next week.
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    if the jets lose to pitt and hernandez is ok then im good.
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    as the jets fan checks in!
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    I don't know if a 1st round bye really matters. Giants x2, Packers in recent times. All that matters is we were humbled today and that could be a good thing.
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    Since he's from Maryland, I'm guessing a Raven's fan ? I do give him props for posting with an incredible tablet, the Nexus 7.
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    Of course I hate losing, but way too much good in this game to be too bummed about the loss. I like what I am seeing on D and in the running game. We will put it all together at some point - hopefully soon. Tough schedule this year, a win next week puts this loss to sleep - will not be easy, though.
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    Though I see the point you're trying to make, I don't care much for the title. It suggests that going out and trying to win every game is meaningless. As an ex-athlete, I can tell you that that's false. You want to win every game you play. From a playoff seeding perspective, though, I see what you're saying. We're fortunate that this was not a divisional game. Who knows, though, we may see the Cardinals again. They look like a "for real" team defensively. If either QB can play well and not find ways to give the game to the other team, they should be okay.
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    Their win is against a 1-1 team that made the playoffs last year. Ours is against an 0-2 team that did not. Their loss came on the road against a legitimate QB (not top 10, but legitimate). Ours came at home against Kevin ******* Kolb.

    Right now, I think we're going to get destroyed.

    On the bright side, I felt almost exactly the same after the regular season Giants loss last year. We were 5-3 coming off 2 ugly losses with the next game on the road at night against a team known to play us tough. Luckily, we won that game 37-16. Maybe they'll have similar luck against the Ravens?

    Also, to OP, this isn't baseball, so every loss actually matters.
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    Actually, the Texans kinda do. They look pretty tough. And I wouldn't completely ignore the Ravens or Broncos. The Steelers, not so much at the moment.

    As you said, it is early in the season. It is too early to write anyone off and that doesn't apply just to us.
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    Every loss matters just as every win matters. I wish people would stop talking down performances. There's 16 regular season games to make an impact working toward a Lombardi. That's not a lot.
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    They lost to Philly on the road where as new England lost to Arizona at home.

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    I can also point out that the only reason Arizona scored half of their TDs was because of a blocked punt that put them on our two. So how will Flacco beat this year's defense?

    But who both teams lose to doesn't reflect how they'll play next week. Especially if it's only week 2. I suppose after the Cleveland game in 2010 you expected us to get crushed by Pittsburgh too? Or back in 2003 when we started 2-2 with losses to Buffalo and Washington, did you think we weren't going anywhere?

    A loss one week doesn't equate to a stomping the next week.
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    When you only play 16 games and a 1st round bye is at stake, every loss is important.

    That doesn't mean that you can't overcome losses (e.g. the Giants) and win a Super Bowl but the easiest path to the Super Bowl is found by minimizing losses. With tough games against Baltimore, Denver, San Francisco and Houston (not to mention Seattle and the likelihood of 1 divisional loss) losing games to teams you should beat matters. A lot.
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    you are either a ravens or a jets fan in disguise here , none of your posts in teh game day thread today were positive .
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    actually the schedule is very easy this year
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    I don't know about a stomping but the Pats OL today was abysmal and IMO was the #1 reason for the loss today. I don't see how it won't be a big problem next week against a stout Ravens DL.

    I'd also point out that the Pats D - while playing well - definitely had a number of moments where a better QB would have torched them. Whether or not Flacco is good enough to take advantage of those chances is debatable.
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