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Wow. This schedule...looks harder than we thought!

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Tougher than we thought?  Maybe a little, but we knew it was not going to be a cakewalk.  Still, it's more about Buffalo than their opponents.  If they are a team that is expected to go far into the playoffs, then they have to beat good teams.   The challenge facing the Bills is not so much the remaining teams on their schedule.  Rather, it's the challenge to get better, healthier, and to fix the issues that have been inhibiting them.

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1 hour ago, Greg S said:

This is more appropriate for the offseason but I took a look at 2021 and 2022. If the Bills win the division they would get Pitt at home and KC on the road for the 2021 season assuming the Steelers and Chiefs win their divisions. KC will but Pitt still has Bal to deal with.

 

https://fbschedules.com/nfl/buffalo-bills/

 

 

 

And looking at it now 2021 sets up quite nicely for us. 

 

5 games against teams with new HCs (Jets x2, Texans, Jags, Falcons). A handful against likely new Quarterbacks (Jets x2, Jags, Colts, probably Saints). 

 

I feel like if Bills can win the division in 2020 the road to repeating will be easier in 2021 though obviously the Dolphins continuing to improve is a threat to that.

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We'll see. 

Alot can change in a week. 

Especially injuries and Covid.  

 

I still have us at 10-11 wins . 

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2 hours ago, TAinLA said:

This game won't be easy.., Patriots will be ready.  Can't think of the last time Patriots lost 3 game in row.

I can.  BB Before Brady.  Now is the AB After Brady era.  The Patriots lost 3 games in a row a lot of times before Brady became their starter & they'll lose 3 games in a row a lot more times now that Brady is gone.  

Bill Belichick is 54-67 when coaching games without Brady starting.  

Bill Belichick is a genius when Tom Brady is his QB, in all other games he has a worse record than Rex Ryan (61-66 for Ryan)

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5 minutes ago, GunnerBill said:

 

And looking at it now 2021 sets up quite nicely for us. 

 

5 games against teams with new HCs (Jets x2, Texans, Jags, Falcons). A handful against likely new Quarterbacks (Jets x2, Jags, Colts, probably Saints). 

 

I feel like if Bills can win the division in 2020 the road to repeating will be easier in 2021 though obviously the Dolphins continuing to improve is a threat to that.

 

This week we got the Rams at Dolphins along with the Pats at Bills. If LA can help us out and the Bills take care of business then they will be in great shape.

 

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For once our division is Really bad Including the pats and we just happen to be the best team in it. 9-7 most likely let’s us take the division so I’m not worried about being a top team in the afc. We most likely are around 6 when playing well. 

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Beat the Pats next Sunday and we probably win the division at 9-7 or 10-6.    That likely gets you a home playoff game vs. either the Ravens or Browns.  

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1 hour ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

If the Bills can beat the Patriots and hit midseason at 6-2 I just don't think it is outside the realm of possibility that they roll into week 17 against Miami at 9-6 or 8-7.

 

Knowing the way this team plays, are we better than Arizona?  Seattle?  San Fran?  Pittsburgh?  and just those games would put us at 9-6.

 

Are they are not going to stumble at all against the Chargers? Broncos?  New England?  Hell, at NE might be the easiest game in the second half.  

 

IF THE DOLPHINS DIDN'T MAKE A MISTAKE IN SWITCHING TO TUA TOO EARLY AND SEEING AS HOW THEY HAVE ALREADY PLAYED SF AND SEATTLE THEN THE FINALE COULD BE A RUDE AWAKENING...meaning there is a small chance the division could be on the line on the final Sunday.

 

Dolphins Schedule (Speculation):

 

Rams - W

Cardinals - L

Chargers - L

Broncos - W

Jets - W

Bengals - W

Chiefs - L

Pats - W

Raiders - ?

Bills

 

If that Raiders game is a win they are 9-6.  I hope I am wrong and I would love to have this wrapped up by Thanksgiving, but man...

A win vs rams seems a stretch.  

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27 minutes ago, Greg S said:

 

This week we got the Rams at Dolphins along with the Pats at Bills. If LA can help us out and the Bills take care of business then they will be in great shape.

 

 

Yea I think we will win the division. Maybe I am being too optimistic but I am still very confident of that. It also should be said though that an 8-8 from Miami on this schedule (if Tuas is good) probably translates better for them next year too. One of the reasons winning the division is big in 2020 is because I think the AFCE schedules are such that a wildcard is likely to be tricky even in the 7 team format. 2021 it is perfectly plausible that say Buffalo and Miami make the playoffs from the East.

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Just now, Hebert19 said:

A win vs rams seems a stretch.  

 

 

Rams are good, but tonight the Rams are looking for their first win of the season against a team that is not in the NFC East.  Their wins have been against the Eagles, Cowboys, Washington and Giants.

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3 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

 

Some of were saying as early as before 2019 that the 2020 slate was shaping up to be tough. I always knew this was a tough schedule. The NFC West is the best division in football. The routes to wins for the Bills this year are our divisional games and the three AFC West games that are not against Patrick Mahomes. That gets you to 9 and probably wins the division. Then you have to try and nick a couple elsewhere to really show you are a good team. They already have one against the Rams. If they could grab another against Arizona or Seattle then this is still a potential 11 win team.


Probably win the division?  Right now, the lead is almost insurmountable for anyone but Miami.  8-8 will win this division easily and don’t be shocked if 7-9 will do it.  
 

The Patriots would have to suddenly find life and win 6 of 10 against all those teams too.  Not happening.  

 

The Phins are not going to win more than another 3 with Tua and the Jets are done.  

 

The Bills need to win 3 games to secure the division.  It’s pretty much in the bag, barring injury to Allen.

 

The only division worse than the AFC East is the NFC East.  This season may yield winners of 2 divisions with losing records.

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28 minutes ago, Taro Nimbus said:

I fully expect the Pats to come out firing against the Bills, after getting rocked by the 49ers.  


Firing to whom exactly?

 

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4 hours ago, Hebert19 said:

I think when you looked at the schedule before the year and you do now it's much tougher than expected.  Almost every team is playing better than expected or getting hot before they play us.  

 

Arizona is better than expected.  

Seattle is better or at least Russ is

Chargers with Herbert is better...at least a tough game

San Fran...playing great all of a sudden 

Miami is better than expected.  

Titans...better than expected. 

Pittsburgh...better than expected. 

 

Its been a damn gauntlet already and ain't getting any easier.  :)

Whoever said that our schedule was not going to be tough this year, has obviously not been paying attention to football.

 

I certainly knew that it would be difficult. So what?

 

You want to be the best, you gotta beat the best.

 

GO BILLS!!! 

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5 hours ago, Hebert19 said:

I think when you looked at the schedule before the year and you do now it's much tougher than expected.  Almost every team is playing better than expected or getting hot before they play us.  

 

Arizona is better than expected.  

Seattle is better or at least Russ is

Chargers with Herbert is better...at least a tough game

San Fran...playing great all of a sudden 

Miami is better than expected.  

Titans...better than expected. 

Pittsburgh...better than expected. 

 

Its been a damn gauntlet already and ain't getting any easier.  :)

Yes, I believe we have the 5th hardest schedule for remaining games.  Depends on how you calculate that, obviously.

 

We had one of the easiest schedules for the first 4 games.

 

We were also averaging 4 touchdowns PER GAME in those first 4 games; we have scored 4 TDs (TOTAL) in the game since.

 

The folks who keep pointing to our current record are going to be surprised when the smoke clears.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Gene1973 said:

This is usually when Bills teams poop their pants...

Not really.. they usually beat the 2-4 teams.  They usually lose to best teams in the AFC

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2 minutes ago, JohnNord said:

Not really.. they usually beat the 2-4 teams.  They usually lose to best teams in the AFC

This 2-4 team is still the "Dragon". Even if the dragon is dying of natural csuses already...

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I think this season overall has been difficult. with the pandemic, it really has got things way out of whack. rescheduling, losing starters and most importantly, empty stadiums with fake fan noise piped in.

 

imagine a full stadium this weekend.

 

honestly, I believe it has to do something to the psyche of a player/team? I really believe it makes a difference if you're playing at home in front of 80,000 fans vs an empty stadium.

 

does that have anything to do with strength of schedule, maybe some? as for the remainder looking harder then one thought? not really, seems rounding near the halfway point and given the ups and downs as far as wins and (2, count them, 2 losses) losses, it really is any given Sunday and there is still just over a half of season of football to play and I would like to believe the bills can figure out how to win games, no matter how ugly, just win.

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