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Why I like the Bills having a short week against the Boys

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The Chargers successfully neutralized Jackson and the Ravens last year.  They used seven defensive backs (who could tackle) and no linebackers.  

 

If I were the Bills, I'd dare convention and try it.  The Ravens smoke the conventional 4-3-4 configuration.  Have to take the slower linebackers off the chess board.  

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19 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

🤔.. Nah, I think they’d understand -what with it being a non-conference game n’ all..

 

Lets Do It!👍

 

OK, I’m in as long as it doesn’t affect our Comp picks. Always the deciding factor when it comes to a coin toss situation. Of course, they’ll also lose hotel points, but comp picks are at the top of the list! 

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This is going to be a game that Allen has to win.  They will put up points at home. Allen will need to score 20 +. And if he does and the Bills play well, they will get all the love in the world. 

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With any Thursday game, both teams normally have to deal with the short week, so it's really not a disadvantage.  The post Thursday "mini-bye" is a very real advantage though.  

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36 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

I don’t like playing desperate teams. This is the 2nd time this year that we played an NFC East team in a must win scenario. As easy as the schedule has been it’s tough playing teams that absolutely have to win the game. That’s the case here


I agree. However, the Bills seem to have come into their own recently on the O side, particularly this past week against the 4th best D in the league. Including the O and D lines. 
 

I am truly hoping this team can continue down this path (I’m also glad Josh got the INT out of the way that we all knew was coming)and continue on these game by game progressions. 

9 minutes ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

This is going to be a game that Allen has to win.  They will put up points at home. Allen will need to score 20 +. And if he does and the Bills play well, they will get all the love in the world. 


Our D shut the Pats down last time and I believe we can do the same against Zak and Elliott as long as our D plays as it has been playing. On top of that, should Josh continue his progression, all should be well. 😃 

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4 minutes ago, TroutDog said:


I agree. However, the Bills seem to have come into their own recently on the O side, particularly this past week against the 4th best D in the league. Including the O and D lines. 
 

I am truly hoping this team can continue down this path (I’m also glad Josh got the INT out of the way that we all knew was coming)and continue on these game by game progressions. 


Our D shut the Pats down last time and I believe we can do the same against Zak and Elliott as long as our D plays as it has been playing. On top of that, should Josh continue his progression, all should be well. 😃 

It’s weird to say it but Dallas is much more talented than NE on offense.  I believe White will take away Cooper but I bet they pound us with the Ewok.  

13 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

With any Thursday game, both teams normally have to deal with the short week, so it's really not a disadvantage.  The post Thursday "mini-bye" is a very real advantage though.  

Obviously you don’t want to lose any game but next week’s Ravens game is much bigger.  That long rest for the Bills could be huge for them.

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1 hour ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

It’s weird to say it but Dallas is much more talented than NE on offense.  I believe White will take away Cooper but I bet they pound us with the Ewok.  


 Not sure who the ‘Ewok’ is but I believe in this D.  They are sound now. 
 

Should we be able to keep Elliott in check and control Cooper (I believe Trey can...and that Cooper should be on our team next year!), we will win. Their D has enough openings to allow for it. 
 

I remain hopeful. 

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15 minutes ago, TroutDog said:


 Not sure who the ‘Ewok’ is but I believe in this D.  They are sound now. 
 

Should we be able to keep Elliott in check and control Cooper (I believe Trey can...and that Cooper should be on our team next year!), we will win. Their D has enough openings to allow for it. 
 

I remain hopeful. 

Regardless of what we are lead to believe...the Bills will go in and win this game. The Bills are are a selfless group and they have allowed themselves to suspend all extraneous bs. They are are a conditioned group oblivious to hype. The Bills win, I guarantee it. They have nothing to lose...they go in and just do not care. They just do their jobs.

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6 hours ago, RochesterRob said:

  Seriously, I expect around 8-10 penalties called against us costing us 100 yards or so.  At least one offensive holding call on a 3rd down conversion to put us at 3rd and long.  One defensive pass interference call to give the Cowboys a key 3rd down conversion.  I hope that I am wrong but this is what I fear.

 

Am I reading this correctly?  Is Josh Allen #1 in the league on completions for a 1st down per attempt on 3rd and 8+?

 

http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&rank=047&type=Passing&year=

 

 

6 hours ago, Ramza86 said:

I think the Ravens are the last team i want to have 10 days to prepare for. 

 

Im of the notion that even with 50 days to prepare we will get absolutely stomped by the Ravens.

 

Rather use the 10 days on a more winnable game. 

 

Im honestly not scared of the Ravens.  If they can contain Lamar then they are beatable.

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6 hours ago, BisonMan said:

But really, I'm looking beyond Dallas because the next team we face is very exotic. No other team has an offense like the Ravens. This takes time to prepare for and to scheme against. Those extra few days of prep after Thursday will give the Bills' defense an advantage that other teams didn't have against the Ravens. This could lead to an upset. #fingerscrossed

 

E Wood made exactly this point today on One Bills Live. He said that's the upside to the Thursday games, and why he didn't mind them so much as a player. You then get extra time to prepare and heal up for the next game. No, nobody in that locker room is looking past Dallass, but the fact of the matter is, we've got one spicy meatball of an offense to face on Dec. 8, so thank goodness we've got them at home, and we've got extra time to get ready. 

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2 hours ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

This is going to be a game that Allen has to win.  They will put up points at home. Allen will need to score 20 +. And if he does and the Bills play well, they will get all the love in the world. 

 

Or... they will continue to say we beat up a mediocre team that hasn't beaten anybody with a winning record.

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7 hours ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

And the Bills got a three hour head start on preparation!!

Plus Bills D only played 50 snaps.  Probably not as beat up as a normal game.

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9 hours ago, Freddie's Dead said:

 

The refs could go either way.  They were clearly in the Cheats pocket with those phantom tripping calls.  I could see them trying to make it up to the 'girls by screwing us.  

I'm afraid of that also.  Big, super TV market vs. 52nd market in the country.  The Cowboys have to win to be somewhat relevant!

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12 hours ago, BisonMan said:

Nobody likes a short week before going on the road. The Bills have to travel to Dallas for Thursday but, I think, that may be a good thing.

 

Dallas is a good team, but also a "normal" team. By that, I mean that Dallas' offensive and defensive schemes are not out of the ordinary. Neither team will put in much in the way of new exotic schemes/formations because they just don't have the time. The Bills' defensive scheme should serve them well as it isn't considered exotic or adjusted much game to game.

 

But really, I'm looking beyond Dallas because the next team we face is very exotic. No other team has an offense like the Ravens. This takes time to prepare for and to scheme against. Those extra few days of prep after Thursday will give the Bills' defense an advantage that other teams didn't have against the Ravens. This could lead to an upset. #fingerscrossed

 

We see this in college football where teams like my alma mater (Georgia Tech) had an exotic run-based offense (triple option) that helps them win or outperform during the regular season against "better" teams. But, once the schedule stretches out late in the season and for bowl games, they get slaughtered because teams are prepared.

 

Let's hope those extra days help the Bills' defense against the Ravens' college offense.

The Ravens look more old school than college to me. 

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