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Prediction for the Bills this season

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I won't ever say 9-7. I hate the record. It's like the beautiful cheerleader coming up to talk to you. Yeah she might want to date you (Bills make playoffs), but most likely she only wants you to do her homework for her. Is that the definition of a defeatist attitude?

I can't say 10-6 I just don't have the faith yet. So...

8-8

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On 8/5/2019 at 9:23 PM, Ice bowl 67 said:

What's the forecast for you all this year? Are you thinking playoffs?

 

I put money on the Bills winning the division. I also took under 11 wins for the Pats.

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I am going to run with 8-8. I wanted to go higher but I just can't with the possible OL problems.

 

If the OL is healthy I might go as high as 11-5. It matters just that much imo.

11 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

I put money on the Bills winning the division. I also took under 11 wins for the Pats.

What odds?

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On 8/5/2019 at 6:23 PM, Ice bowl 67 said:

What's the forecast for you all this year? Are you thinking playoffs?

 

10-12 wins.  Range depends on just how big of a step Josh takes.  We have the schedule to pull off 12 wins if Josh has a strong coming out season.  But even a decent to solid season by Josh should get us to 10 wins because of all the other improvements we made on D and in the run game.

 

Playoffs.  I mean if we can just get the same Josh we had the last 6 games of the year, then we are already a team who should make the playoffs between all the other upgrades and our decent schedule.  Of course, I (and most of all of us) fully expect Josh to be even better this year than he was those final 6 games, which in my mind leads to my next prediction...

 

At least 1 playoff win.  Between Josh having a year to get better, all the additions on both sides of the ball, but especially the trenches, and having better weapons to trust and work with on offense...I expect to not only make the playoffs but also win at least 1 game.

 

These are my honest thoughts on this season.  I also wont freak out if things start slower between all the new additions maybe not gelling fast enough and we fall a little short of my expectations above.  What will matter most to me THIS year is the final 8 games and how we finish.  So if we start slow and end strong and finish 8-8 I will feel good about the season for instance and look at 2020 as our year to enter as a contender.  But like I said, I do think we will enter that conversation this year because I believe in our coaching staff a lot and think they will get these guys ready faster than most staff's could.  

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The Bills are getting close. As far as playoffs are concerned, if not this year then 2020 for damn sure. 

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1 minute ago, Rocket94 said:

The Bills are getting close. As far as playoffs are concerned, if not this year then 2020 for damn sure. 

If Allen can play, the Bills can be extremely dangerous in 2020. There are a slew of tremendous receivers who will probably come out next year. I'm not sure if I can recall a stronger group of wide outs.

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27 minutes ago, Bill from NYC said:

If Allen can play, the Bills can be extremely dangerous in 2020. There are a slew of tremendous receivers who will probably come out next year. I'm not sure if I can recall a stronger group of wide outs.

I know. Quite a good crop of wide outs and Defensive ends. I know we are all getting impatient, but this is going to take some time...we will have a clearer picture soon enough. Allen already has a better supporting cast than last year. Allen shouldn't be running as much this year either with Beasley and Brown on board. Now Allen will have more opportunities to work on his "accuracy" and all around game.

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52 minutes ago, Bill from NYC said:

I am going to run with 8-8. I wanted to go higher but I just can't with the possible OL problems.

 

If the OL is healthy I might go as high as 11-5. It matters just that much imo.

What odds?

 

12:1 on the Bills winning the division. +185 on the Pats winning 10 or less.

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7 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

12:1 on the Bills winning the division. +185 on the Pats winning 10 or less.

The 12 - 1 is appealing.

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On 8/5/2019 at 7:15 PM, Kemp said:

Season prediction: Allen fails to improve much. Management  weighs searching for another QB.

Frustrating that the Alabama QB, the Georgia QB and the Clemson QB (not eligible for next years draft) will be seen on Saturday's and are significantly better than the QB we have made our commitment to. Just hoping the Dolphins don't lose so many games that they get Tua.. (Not sure about the Oregon QB---- could be as bad as Josh but we'll see). Our defense will keep in purgatory at 7-9

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10 minutes ago, Bill from NYC said:

The 12 - 1 is appealing.

 

I was going to bet over 6 wins for the Bills but it was -165. Hardly worth the trouble. Getting 12:1 for something I think is possible was irresistible.

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4 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

I was going to bet over 6 wins for the Bills but it was -165. Hardly worth the trouble. Getting 12:1 for something I think is possible was irresistible.

I like it too. I wouldn't slam it to be honest but at 12-1 I think that there is a reasonable chance.

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On August 6, 2019 at 12:23 AM, Chandler#81 said:

‘practice thread’?

Yes it is. I'm trying lol.

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22 hours ago, Rocket94 said:

Or the psycho boyfriend she forgot to tell you about!

So using this analogy, are the Pats the psycho boyfriend? 

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There are things we still don't have a good read on, but I'll take the optimist's perspective and say 10-6.  That mainly depends on the offensive line jelling and Josh Allen improving as hoped.

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The first 5 games I think is what is gonna make or break our season. If we go into that first Pats game at 1-2 which would be a total Billsy thing to do, then I honestly think the season is already over. Because then you're looking at more than likely 1-3 with a loss to the Pats and possibly 2-3 if we beat the Titans before the bye. The first 3 games especially are so crucial. If we start 3-0 going into that Pats game I couldn't imagine what that crowd at New Era is gonna be like with the Pats in the house. Especially, if the Pats already have a loss or 2 since they usually start slow in September. That would be a great way to build at least a 2 game lead on them early in the year. If we start 4-0 with a win against the Pats, there is no question in my mind, this will be a playoff season. Without a doubt

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On 8/8/2019 at 12:02 PM, PromoTheRobot said:

 

12:1 on the Bills winning the division. +185 on the Pats winning 10 or less.

So 10 would be a win or a push for the Pats? It's a bold play and those are not GREAT odds, but I like it. Why are you only getting 185? Think about that when you make those kind of bets.

 

I never bet ON the Bills, so that's a no for me.

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4 hours ago, LSHMEAB said:

So 10 would be a win or a push for the Pats? It's a bold play and those are not GREAT odds, but I like it. Why are you only getting 185? Think about that when you make those kind of bets.

 

I never bet ON the Bills, so that's a no for me.

 

The over/under is 11 wins for the Pats. Maybe I showed it wrong but I win $185 for a $100 bet.

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13 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

The over/under is 11 wins for the Pats. Maybe I showed it wrong but I win $185 for a $100 bet.

Nah. You stated it well in the previous post. Just making sure. I hope you win that one. 

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In first pre-season game, Darnold looked like what I hope Allen becomes. Mayfield and Darnold are looking like Season 2 will go as hoped. Maybe there will be 3 worthwhile QBs from that class, but I still doubt it. Maybe Buffalo can be that rarest of situation where a team carries a QB. 

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If Josh plays like Favre, I would say 10 wins.  If he plays like Cutler, maybe 6. I'd really like to see Josh step up in the pocket, survey the field and hit some receivers in stride 70% of the time.  Is that asking too much??  As Josh goes, so goes the Bills. That's the reality in the NFL.  Go Bills!!!!!

 

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We could back into the playoffs in a weak division. I don't trust our geriatric backfield but I think Allen will contribute at least 25 TDs. I think we'll good out in the first round to the Foles led Jags 

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I feel like we will see an 8-8 team.. my expectation is Allen is good enough to keep you in a few you shouldn't be and lose a few you should win.

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Josh emerges as the best pick in last years draft.

 

We win the AFC East.

 

We lose in the AFC Championship.

 

Everyone leaves the field knowing that the Bills are the future

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