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7 hours ago, Scott7975 said:

 

Personally I would rather Williams play over Foster.  Foster may or may not help the deep ball.  Duke can help Allen a ton more.  I like Foster and all, but I think he is more of a 1 trick pony that is only good for a couple plays a game.  Then again... a lot of games come down to only a couple plays.


If Duke is inactive, I bet it isn't due to his shoulder How serious could his injury be? After all, he returned to the game last Sunday. My guess is he’s still in a non-contact jersey because the injury is a some sort of bone contusion, slight shoulder sprain or another injury that could be hampered by unnecessary contact (did they ever release the specific issue?) Often nagging issues like these get worse, more painful and/or allow less mobility immediately following the game. This would partially explain why he was able to continue to play right after sustaining he injury but not be healthy practice. They’re probably just playing it safe and letting him heal up, knowing that he can go when it counts.
 

I think you’ll see him active on Sunday. 
 

After all, I am a doctor 🙃

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I was just checking the Eagles schedule, they actually lost to the Falcons?

 

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2 hours ago, HOUSE said:

I was just checking the Eagles schedule, they actually lost to the Falcons?

 

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Yes.  Why Yes, yes, as a matter of fact, they did.  Also, two of their 3 wins came over the Jets, and Washington.  They let Washington rack up 27 points.

They did beat the Packers, in a game where they forced two turnovers.  Take a memo, Allen: take care of the Duke (the spheroid one).

 

Just amazes me though, that professional sportswriters can put out stuff about how "outside of holding NE the Bills have only beaten bad teams".  The Titans have the same record as the Eagles, Fact.  And outside of Green Bay, the Eagles have only beaten the Redskins and Jets.  Does losing to a good team make you a better team than winning over a bad or "meh" team?  🤔  The most recent losses have been blowouts, too.

 

I know what it is - the Titans have a good D, and a "meh" at QB.  The Eagles have some gaps on their D which I think is not all that - and a guy once regarded a the Hot New Hand behind center.  And then there's that Recent Superbowl aura.

 

But that was then.  This is Now. 

 

I dunno.

 

 

 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Yes.  Why Yes, yes, as a matter of fact, they did.  Also, two of their 3 wins came over the Jets, and Washington.  They let Washington rack up 27 points.

They did beat the Packers, in a game where they forced two turnovers.  Take a memo, Allen: take care of the Duke (the spheroid one).

 

Just amazes me though, that professional sportswriters can put out stuff about how "outside of holding NE the Bills have only beaten bad teams".  The Titans have the same record as the Eagles, Fact.  And outside of Green Bay, the Eagles have only beaten the Redskins and Jets.  Does losing to a good team make you a better team than winning over a bad or "meh" team?  🤔  The most recent losses have been blowouts, too.

 

I know what it is - the Titans have a good D, and a "meh" at QB.  The Eagles have some gaps on their D which I think is not all that - and a guy once regarded a the Hot New Hand behind center.  And then there's that Recent Superbowl aura.

 

But that was then.  This is Now. 

 

I dunno.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a log time to "out live" a reputation...  and THAT is a gate that swings both ways.

 

(Bills trying to out live a bad rep and the Eagles losing a good one.)

 

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Going to the game and parking in Hammer's lot.  Don't have a grill. We'll bring food  will it be a problem to use someone's grill?

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The Philly players having a players only meeting isn’t something I really want to hear. The  Bills need to  come out and start fast and put some points on the board early. If the Bills get behind like they did to Miami I don’t see an easy way back. Philly is going to be very emotional early on in this game. Putting up points and making a couple stops early on D is essential in taking the wind out of them. I’d love to see  the Bills  start hot and score a TD on their first drive. 

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5 minutes ago, Wacka said:

Going to the game and parking in Hammer's lot.  Don't have a grill. We'll bring food  will it be a problem to use someone's grill?

just throw it on there!

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Here is a picture of us at Duff's Eastern Hills Mall  last night.

From left to right are Mark Vader, a  friend from Clarence  NY , CowGirls Fan and me. We will all be at Hammer's lot tomorrow.

 

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59 minutes ago, DaBillsFanSince1973 said:

 

Bills Dad. Week 8. “Philly Gonna Lose on Sunday”

 

That’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever watched

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It's actually kinda funny, Sunday through Thursday it was nothing but doom and gloom in Philadelphia. There were a lot of calls of "We suck" and "Tear it all down!" and now they are predicting themselves to win!

 

I honestly think that we match up well as the better team against them. Desean Jackson had been the only way they could stretch the field, and Alshon Jeffrey and Agholor have really disappointed, while the Eagles have yet to really keep a strong running attack. Against a strong secondary, and without the receivers to really spread the field and YAC us to death like the Dolphins tried, I think our secondary can keep them contained.

 

Meanwhile, their secondary has been pretty darn bad. Swartz does not like to blitz, in general, but his corners have been torched. They had little in the cabinet before they let Scandrick go, and I think that Brown. Beasley and Knox line up very, very line against their starters. Even more if Foster gets in the gameplan. I just seem the Bills moving the ball quickly, if in spurts like we've seen this year.

 

For me, biggest risk is if Josh gives up a ton of bad turnovers...and the Eagles don't, while they consistently have.

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A little flashback.  Imagine having a receiving duo like Reed and Lofton now?

Man, Lofton looked so graceful running.

Like a Gazelle.

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6 hours ago, EmotionallyUnstable said:

If Duke is inactive, I bet it isn't due to his shoulder How serious could his injury be? After all, he returned to the game last Sunday. My guess is he’s still in a non-contact jersey because the injury is a some sort of bone contusion, slight shoulder sprain or another injury that could be hampered by unnecessary contact (did they ever release the specific issue?) Often nagging issues like these get worse, more painful and/or allow less mobility immediately following the game. This would partially explain why he was able to continue to play right after sustaining he injury but not be healthy practice. They’re probably just playing it safe and letting him heal up, knowing that he can go when it counts.
 

I think you’ll see him active on Sunday. 
 

After all, I am a doctor 🙃

 

I don't understand your logic train here.

 

First you use the fact that he returned to the game as an argument that his injury isn't that serious. 

 

But then you point out that injuries do sometimes get worse in the subsequent 1-2 days then they are immediately afterwards.

 

It seems to me that if his injury got worse, as you rightly point out many do, due to swelling and inflammation, it's not a "given" that it will be resolved enough for him to play well on Sunday.  Especially with his style of play, he needs to be able to land on that shoulder or be driven on to it by another player's weight.  And Football isn't a nice game - players target each other's injuries.

 

I don't know if we'll see him active or not, but for the good of our team and his own career as a player, I hope he only plays if he's healed up enough to hang on.

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59 minutes ago, WhitewalkerInPhilly said:

It's actually kinda funny, Sunday through Thursday it was nothing but doom and gloom in Philadelphia. There were a lot of calls of "We suck" and "Tear it all down!" and now they are predicting themselves to win!

 

I honestly think that we match up well as the better team against them. Desean Jackson had been the only way they could stretch the field, and Alshon Jeffrey and Agholor have really disappointed, while the Eagles have yet to really keep a strong running attack. Against a strong secondary, and without the receivers to really spread the field and YAC us to death like the Dolphins tried, I think our secondary can keep them contained.

 

Meanwhile, their secondary has been pretty darn bad. Swartz does not like to blitz, in general, but his corners have been torched. They had little in the cabinet before they let Scandrick go, and I think that Brown. Beasley and Knox line up very, very line against their starters. Even more if Foster gets in the gameplan. I just seem the Bills moving the ball quickly, if in spurts like we've seen this year.

 

For me, biggest risk is if Josh gives up a ton of bad turnovers...and the Eagles don't, while they consistently have.

 

Bills are going to roll the Eagles. Too many distractions for them this week they have been focusing on other than the game Sunday.

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2 hours ago, x-BillzeBubba said:

 

 

For those who don't get the reference:

 

 

What's really funny is that in the Youtube video, the guy points out that Eagles fans, to this day, defend their behavior

Right on cue....a couple Iggles fans show up in the comments and Do Just That

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3 hours ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

The Philly players having a players only meeting isn’t something I really want to hear. The  Bills need to  come out and start fast and put some points on the board early. If the Bills get behind like they did to Miami I don’t see an easy way back. Philly is going to be very emotional early on in this game. Putting up points and making a couple stops early on D is essential in taking the wind out of them. I’d love to see  the Bills  start hot and score a TD on their first drive. 

 

Why? 

I mean, look - it was buried in a tweet above, but here's a blow-by-blow of all the trash-n-turmoil they've had going on down in Philly:

https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/10/timeline-of-eagles-turmoil-all-the-weird-things-from-last-2-weeks-orlando-scandrick-comments-zach-brown-release-more.html

Where there's that much smoke, there's probably fire.  They're having a players' only meeting because they need a players' only meeting.  

Does a players' only meeting wipe away all the underlying crapola that drove the need for it?  Does one meeting somehow weld them into a solid team?

 

I think the Bills are likely to come out fired up as well.  There's a lot of stuff in the media "5-1, but are they any good?" "Worst 5-1 team ever" etc etc etc.

 

But the only sure path to losing is if the Bills offense, starting with but not limited to Josh Allen, comes out too "fired up" and feeling pressure to start fast and make things happen.  Press, and make stupid decisions, and turn the ball over, Bills may lose.

 

Give it time, don't make dumb ass mistakes, keep grinding, I like our chances. 

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Sunday can't come quick enough.  The amount of irrelevant BS that will have zero impact on the game yet gets sweated over incessantly has reached a fever pitch even for this place. Us fans need to learn how to win again just like our team. 

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2 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I don't understand your logic train here.

 

First you use the fact that he returned to the game as an argument that his injury isn't that serious. 

 

But then you point out that injuries do sometimes get worse in the subsequent 1-2 days then they are immediately afterwards.

 

It seems to me that if his injury got worse, as you rightly point out many do, due to swelling and inflammation, it's not a "given" that it will be resolved enough for him to play well on Sunday.  Especially with his style of play, he needs to be able to land on that shoulder or be driven on to it by another player's weight.  And Football isn't a nice game - players target each other's injuries.

 

I don't know if we'll see him active or not, but for the good of our team and his own career as a player, I hope he only plays if he's healed up enough to hang on.

 

My point that his injury got worse refers only to the pain it causes, not any structural damage, or increased severity of the injury.

 

As is the case often, when adrenaline and motion cease, the true pain begins to appear. My thought was that this happened the days following his return to action on Sunday. 

 

It's entirely possible to be in a non-contact jersey with an injury that's not serious, just for precautionary measures. Tre White did it a few weeks ago. 

 

It makes sense to me, but then again, I'm nuts. 

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4 minutes ago, EmotionallyUnstable said:

 

My point that his injury got worse refers only to the pain it causes, not any structural damage, or increased severity of the injury.

 

As is the case often, when adrenaline and motion cease, the true pain begins to appear. My thought was that this happened the days following his return to action on Sunday. 

 

It's entirely possible to be in a non-contact jersey with an injury that's not serious, just for precautionary measures. Tre White did it a few weeks ago. 

 

It makes sense to me, but then again, I'm nuts. 

 

I agree that adrenaline and the endorphins of the game mask pain.  But the reason there's pain, is usually because there's structural damage.  And yeah, our body is sort of a double-edged sword, the inflammation and swelling that accompany an injury response can actually make it worse.

 

I hope you're correct that he's in a non-contact jersey and listed as "limited participation" for something that's not too serious.  I didn't know that about Tree White.

 

But I also hope that Duke doesn't let his toughness and competitive nature urge him to play when he's really not healed enough.  We need him, but we don't need another WR with the "situational dropsies"

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2 hours ago, stosh64 said:

A little flashback.  Imagine having a receiving duo like Reed and Lofton now?

Man, Lofton looked so graceful running.

Like a Gazelle.

Thank you for this! What a game to attend!

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2 hours ago, stosh64 said:

A little flashback.  Imagine having a receiving duo like Reed and Lofton now?

Man, Lofton looked so graceful running.

Like a Gazelle.

 

Oh, Wow.  Mike Lodish and Ray Bentley, what a trip down Memory Lane.  Thank you!

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15 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

Thank you for this! What a game to attend!

 

I remember watching that game, which started out as a laugher and then became a nail-biter. (It looked like Bruce Smith might have been Offside on that last play, too.)

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33 minutes ago, Moose said:

 

I remember watching that game, which started out as a laugher and then became a nail-biter. (It looked like Bruce Smith might have been Offside on that last play, too.)

and a couple Late Hits too -certainly by today’s standards.

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