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Crazy picks out there -- Lots of people on the Bills

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Vegas? Not so much. 

 

Talking heads? Surprisingly...picking us a lot! This is hilarious. 

 

I just ran through about 10 different youtube clips from different shows on espn/nfln/etc. that preview our upcoming game. I kid you not, almost half of those guys are trying to call an upset and taking the Bills! Nobody picks us to beat the Cowboys (who are average at best) and now we are getting legit respect ahead of the Ravens! A Ravens team that is as hot on this 6 game win streak as any team has ever been in the history of the NFL (averaging blowout scores against really good teams for 6 weeks in a row). 

 

Now, don't get me wrong, I think if things go well we can play with them. And sure, I agree there is credible narrative that can be used to support these "upset alert" calls: (1) Ravens too hot due for a let down and just played a tough game; (2) Bills healthy and on extra rest at home; (3) potential weather; (4) athletic D ideal for stopping Lamar. But still, it is ridiculous that we are getting this level of traction. 

 

Anyway, I hope we win and think we can I just wanted to point out this interesting tid bit. Go from literally no respect (everyone picking Cowboys) to (probably) too much respect by winning ONE GAME against an average team on national TV. 

 

Bottom line: We need to get on TV more often. This is nice. 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, mannc said:

That’s not a good thing

 

Why so?

 

I don't think it matters who the Talking Heads pick.  

If they pick against us when we go play a team that has a worse record, I think that's helpful in that it provides some bulletin board fodder that we're being disrespected

 

But the Ravens have a better record, just beat the NFC's leading contender for "best team in the NFL". 

Two weeks ago they humiliated the AFC-south leading Texans and 2 weeks before that they curb-stomped the Patriots.

 

They are hot, they are hard to stop, and they play tough physical football.  We can match with them if we bring our A game, but we have to bring it.

 

And our players know it.  Who the talking heads pick doesn't change any of that.

 

So why does it matter?

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Why so?

 

I don't think it matters who the Talking Heads pick.  

If they pick against us when we go play a team that has a worse record, I think that's helpful in that it provides some bulletin board fodder that we're being disrespected

 

But the Ravens have a better record, just beat the NFC's leading contender for "best team in the NFL". 

Two weeks ago they humiliated the AFC-south leading Texans and 2 weeks before that they curb-stomped the Patriots.

 

They are hot, they are hard to stop, and they play tough physical football.  We can match with them if we bring our A game, but we have to bring it.

 

And our players know it.  Who the talking heads pick doesn't change any of that.

 

So why does it matter?

 

 

 

 

Chalk it up to BBFS.

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33 minutes ago, dayman said:

Vegas? Not so much. 

 

Talking heads? Surprisingly...picking us a lot! This is hilarious. 

 

I just ran through about 10 different youtube clips from different shows on espn/nfln/etc. that preview our upcoming game. I kid you not, almost half of those guys are trying to call an upset and taking the Bills! Nobody picks us to beat the Cowboys (who are average at best) and now we are getting legit respect ahead of the Ravens! A Ravens team that is as hot on this 6 game win streak as any team has ever been in the history of the NFL (averaging blowout scores against really good teams for 6 weeks in a row). 

 

Now, don't get me wrong, I think if things go well we can play with them. And sure, I agree there is credible narrative that can be used to support these "upset alert" calls: (1) Ravens too hot due for a let down and just played a tough game; (2) Bills healthy and on extra rest at home; (3) potential weather; (4) athletic D ideal for stopping Lamar. But still, it is ridiculous that we are getting this level of traction. 

 

Anyway, I hope we win and think we can I just wanted to point out this interesting tid bit. Go from literally no respect (everyone picking Cowboys) to (probably) too much respect by winning ONE GAME against an average team on national TV. 

 

Bottom line: We need to get on TV more often. This is nice. 

 

 


I don’t know if I agree that the “talking heads” are picking Buffalo.  The majority of Network websites that predict games each week went with Baltimore.  I think I read overall it was something like 79% - 21%.  
 

So most people (and Vegas) are predicting the Ravens.

 

Some people will hedge their bets by saying “I think the Ravens will win.....BUT it’s going to be a close game” or “I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bills win.”

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Hasn't the Vegas line been narrowing? Started at -6.5 and is now down to -5.

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I doubt that many players from the Bills or the Ravens are reading what the media says about the game.  Worrying about the effect of what they are saying about the game is on a par with wearing the same pair of underwear without washing it as long as your team is winning.   You can do it if you want.  Just don't sit near me.

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23 minutes ago, ILBillsfan said:

wise guys in vegas have bills covering so they feel it will be closer than the spread

 

 

Bills are the underdog....

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Bills are being talked about much more recently. Mostly because we’ve faced Baker and the Browns, the mess in Dallas and now the high flying Ravens. I don’t crave attention, but I can’t help but notice that most of ours is due to the opponent. 

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7 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

Bills are the underdog....

Yep why i said bills cover and keep it close what the wise guys think

 

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2 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Why so?

 

I don't think it matters who the Talking Heads pick.  

If they pick against us when we go play a team that has a worse record, I think that's helpful in that it provides some bulletin board fodder that we're being disrespected

 

But the Ravens have a better record, just beat the NFC's leading contender for "best team in the NFL". 

Two weeks ago they humiliated the AFC-south leading Texans and 2 weeks before that they curb-stomped the Patriots.

 

They are hot, they are hard to stop, and they play tough physical football.  We can match with them if we bring our A game, but we have to bring it.

 

And our players know it.  Who the talking heads pick doesn't change any of that.

 

So why does it matter?

 

 

 

 

Absolutely. If the Bills are on their A game Sunday, the Ravens are going to discover just how determined and stubborn the Bills can be.It will matter very little who the Ravens defeated in weeks past. So let's get on with it!

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2 hours ago, Phil The Thrill said:

Some people will hedge their bets by saying “I think the Ravens will win.....BUT it’s going to be a close game” or “I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bills win.”

 

or "I hope I'm wrong" haha

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I’m so used to being unknown and irrelevant I’m not sure how I’m going to feel if the media falls in love with these bills. 
I really prefer being under the radar lol 

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The Patriots got picked to win every week for decades and did it...gotta get out of the loser mentality of assuming we are gonna lose once we get some love and attention from the national media

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5 hours ago, Rocket94 said:

Absolutely. If the Bills are on their A game Sunday, the Ravens are going to discover just how determined and stubborn the Bills can be.It will matter very little who the Ravens defeated in weeks past. So let's get on with it!

Yeah, just play the game.   Everyone picked Cowboys over Bills as well.    I am guessing they stack the box against Jackson, taking him away and making him a passer, where his weaker arm will struggle in 20+ mph winds.  He's never played in WNY in December.   Let's see how he is in those conditions against a pressure defense.   Allen can throw the ball through the wind.   Not sure LJ can.   One of the reasons Allen was drafted by the Bills.  We shall see.

 

No more talk.   Play the game.   Let's see who comes out on top.   I am sensing this is a special year where things are falling into place for the Bills.  No injuries, weaker schedule, great unified players+coaches.   You don't see these things come together in a single season.   Watch and enjoy. 

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8 hours ago, Mc1320 said:

None of the SI writers picked the Bills

 

Oh darn

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This comes down to the discipline of the Des.  I would coach them to attack Jackson not the running back.  Through out the game I would call a quasi blitz by having the des crash the line.  The run game is pretty dynamic.  However, it's not revolutionary.  It's the modern day utilization of the triple option.  Jackson is accurate enough to keep teams honest.  Assignment football on defense and not trying to do more than your job.  I would strongly consider using Oliver at De on some early downs to get the unblocked situations and have him but his helmet in Jacksons chest.

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2 hours ago, ProcessTruster said:

Yeah, just play the game.   Everyone picked Cowboys over Bills as well.    I am guessing they stack the box against Jackson, taking him away and making him a passer, where his weaker arm will struggle in 20+ mph winds.  He's never played in WNY in December.   Let's see how he is in those conditions against a pressure defense.   Allen can throw the ball through the wind.   Not sure LJ can.   One of the reasons Allen was drafted by the Bills.  We shall see.

 

No more talk.   Play the game.   Let's see who comes out on top.   I am sensing this is a special year where things are falling into place for the Bills.  No injuries, weaker schedule, great unified players+coaches.   You don't see these things come together in a single season.   Watch and enjoy. 

It has been one heck of a year, and we have witnessed this team come of age ahead of schedule.  The process is happening now. This is the kind of game that I know they can win.

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