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The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?

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I've thought that Josh seems less amped up in some of those road games.  He's just too jacked in some of the home games. 

 

And as much as he knows he can't play Hero Ball, he plays hero ball for the hometown fans too, too much...

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7 minutes ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?


so you’re saying we are coming out of Pitt and NE with W’s. I’ll take it! 
 

But seriously, we will find out over the next 3 weeks. This team is capable of beating up on or getting the shyte kicked out of them but just about any team in the NFL.

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Yes, they are.

 

I think we are better in less wind, which we have had a lot this season.  

 

Something else: with only four days prep, our team had all kinds of stuff on o dialed up for the cowboys, with ten days we laid an egg on o vs the Ravens.  Confirms my thoughts that dabol is a good and just either doesn't get his guys ready or more likely has no feel for calling a game.

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22 minutes ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?

 

Um, why don’t you sort the games by the difficulty of the teams we’ve played?

 

We played the Eagles, the Pats, and now the Ravens at home and lost.

 Do you really think that somehow those results would have been different if they were away games?

MaGicAL!

 

21 minutes ago, Tcali said:

they are definitely better on the road.it is very strange.

 

SMH.  Look at the teams we’ve played

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1 minute ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Um, why don’t you sort the games by the difficulty of the teams we’ve played?

 

We played the Eagles, the Pats, and now the Ravens at home and lost.

 Do you really think that somehow those results would have been different if they were away games?

MaGicAL!

It's more about how we've performed at home overall. Think about how nervy some of those wins were. Cincinnati and Miami come to mind.

 

Others seem to agree and have noticed that we haven't looked our best at home. Do you disagree/think there's nothing to this?

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8 minutes ago, CaptnCoke11 said:

They aren’t very good at home.  Hard to understand why 

They can’t play in the Buffalo weather, we NEED a dome. 

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22 minutes ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?

Don't you think the quality of opponent impacts the analysis?

 

The 3 home losses this year have come to Philly, NE, and Baltimore, arguably the 3 best teams we have played.

 

The 2 best teams we have played on the road are (maybe) Cleveland and Dallas.


We beat one and lost to one.

 

Rather than focus on venue, I would suggest the rule is more that we beat bad teams and lose to good ones.

 

 

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Allen seems to be more comfortable on the road. Maybe there is too much pressure in front of the home crowd.

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6 minutes ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

It's more about how we've performed at home overall. Think about how nervy some of those wins were. Cincinnati and Miami come to mind.

 

Others seem to agree and have noticed that we haven't looked our best at home. Do you disagree/think there's nothing to this?

 

Yeah, I really do.  

What about our “nervy” win over the Jets away and the Titans away?  

And what about our thumpings of the Redskins and Broncos at home?  

 

I think it’s selective

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Said this was one thing that actually worried me coming into this game. People pinned it on opponents, but other than the Denver game we've been tight at home, especially on offense.

 

Allen seems to feel added pressure at home especially.

 

These were Allen's stats at home vs away BEFORE today's game:

 

Home-- 57.4% completion %, 6.6 YPA, 10 TDs (8 passing, 2 rushing), 6 turnovers (5 INTS, 1 fumble lost), 80.8 QB Rating 

 

Away--65% completion %, 7.5 YPA, 14 TDs (8 passing, 6 rushing), 5 turnovers (3 INTs, 2 fumbles lost), 94.7 QB Rating

Just now, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Yeah, I really do.

 

Why?

 

You really can't see there's some weird added pressure Allen and this offense seems to play with at home?

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2 minutes ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

Time will tell, I suppose, but the eye test is pretty clear to me.

 

I think the “eye test” could be explained by looking at the record of the teams we’ve played at home and away, specifically their defensive ratings

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40 minutes ago, Tcali said:

they are definitely better on the road.it is very strange.

We sure play alot more focused on the road. The players looked confused and off today, especially the 1st half. Josh was bobbling perfect shotgun snaps. All the drops today. Missed blocks by OL/TE. Even the coaching staff was off. Why didn't McD challenge that blatant PI on Foster. So what if it costs you a TO. 3rd and 3 on our opening drive and Daboll goes long instead of going for the 1sr? Alot of poor play, poor execution and poor decisions. Today's outcome both annoyed and pissed me off. If NE loses that will only get worse......

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4 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I think the “eye test” could be explained by looking at the record of the teams we’ve played at home and away, specifically their defensive ratings

 

Or it could be explained by the actual eye test and watching Buffalo play in every home game, especially 1st halves.

 

I bet if someone broke down our 1st half offensive stats vs 2nd half at home the numbers would be staggeringly atrocious.

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1 hour ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?

 

18 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:

 

Or it could be explained by the actual eye test and watching Buffalo play in every home game, especially 1st halves.

 

I bet if someone broke down our 1st half offensive stats vs 2nd half at home the numbers would be staggeringly atrocious.

 

1 hour ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?

Nope,  wins on road were against bad teams and as were now seeing you can include Dallas.  The Bills do not have enough play makers on offense to win against good teams, WR are all smurfs and still no separation.  Why are DB'S always knocking ball down?  no separation and too small to shield defenders

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1 hour ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

The Bills seem to have a problem playing at home. ALL of their weakest performances this year have been at home. In fact, the biggest blowouts throughout the McD era have been at home. The Bills have even looked nervy during most of their home WINS this season. I'm beginning to think the Bills have a homefield disadvantage, but why? Too comfortable? Too much pressure to play for the fans?

 

2019:

Home: 4-3
Away: 5-1

 

Also, the Bills have yet to show that they can handle the adversity of success, as they seem to lay eggs at home after big road wins. Similar to their inability to step on throats during a game, they have not shown an ability to do so over the course of a season either. Young team? Growing pains?

Good Post yes basically. And yes to the inability to beat good teams. The dallas game was a good win though and it's disappointing that Allen and the offence regressed right back to how they were in earlier games, mostly at home. 

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20 minutes ago, Niagara Dude said:

 

 

Nope,  wins on road were against bad teams and as were now seeing you can include Dallas.  The Bills do not have enough play makers on offense to win against good teams, WR are all smurfs and still no separation.  Why are DB'S always knocking ball down?  no separation and too small to shield defenders

 

The Eagles are a bad team if that's how you define Dallas and that was BY FAR our worst game all season...

 

And it was at home in the elements, which is always supposed to be Buffalo's advantage.

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Home-- 54.8% completion %, 6 YPA, 11 TDs (8 passing, 2 rushing), 7 turnovers (5 INTS, 2 fumbles lost), 77.4 QB Rating 

 

Away--65% completion %, 7.5 YPA, 14 TDs (8 passing, 6 rushing), 5 turnovers (3 INTs, 2 fumbles lost), 94.7 QB Rating

 

Allen is better on the road. Personally I think the immediate and added pressure and expectation of a ravenous fanbase behind him just makes him overly excited and causes him to lose focus.

 

Oddly enough he seems to thrive under duress on the road.

 

I expect a bounceback good game for him in primetime on the road against the Steelers in SNF.

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15 hours ago, Giuseppe Tognarelli said:

Time will tell, I suppose, but the eye test is pretty clear to me.

You guys may have something here but I think we are giving more to than it really is. He plays a little tighter especially early in home games but this year our toughest opponents have been at home too. I think it’s something he will adjust to as he matures.

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