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So sensitive. However, look at the last 3 weeks. While the Bills struggled to beat awful Jets and Pats teams, plus getting beaten up by KC. MIA solidly beat the Rams and destroyed the Jets and 49ers. Who cares how good we looked once upon a time and beat them. It is how good are you now. We would likely have a tough time beating them this Sunday based on how we have played. 

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That must have been written by some guy with a high football IQ!

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/week-8-takeaways-give-it-up-for-the-dolphins-the-best-team-in-the-afc-east-183728407.html   Week 8 takeaways: The Dolphins are the best team in the AFC East

How is it we have one win in our last 4 weeks, yet we are 6-2?

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I don't understand why people keep pointing to Tua's stats.  The Dolphins destroyed a legitimate playoff team (the Rams) on Sunday, using the same formula that we used last season.  And if not for resting our starters in Week 17, we most likely would have won 11 games using that formula.  

 

As I pointed out in another thread, the Dolphins next five games are against the Cardinals, Chargers, Broncos, Jets and Bengals.  They could easily cruise through that stretch with a 3-2 record, putting them at 7-5 going into the final quarter of the season.  The way they are playing right now, it wouldn't be a far stretch for them to be 8-4 at that point.

 

During that same stretch, the Bills get the Seahawks, Cardinals, a bye, the Chargers and 49ers.  The way this team has been playing over the last month, I would be shocked if we are better than 2-2 over this next set of games.  I don't think the Bills can outscore the Seahawks and the 49ers are an absolutely terrible matchup for our defense.  We should beat the Chargers.  The Cardinals are a toss-up.  My guess is that we are sitting at 8-4 or 7-5, which is exactly where I anticipate the Dolphins being.

 

Every week, I become more skeptical that McDermott/Frazier can get this defense on track.  At this point, we can no longer look at the 2019 defense and say the 2020 version is just having a bad stretch.  For whatever reason, this year's unit is just plain bad.  I would venture to say the 2020 Bills defense is among the worst in the NFL.  At the same time, the offense has clearly come back to Earth.  They aren't a unit capable of regularly scoring 30+ points.  Put those things together, and I think we are looking at a pretty rough second-half of the season. 

 

I still think we can scrape together 9-10 wins.  But don't be surprised if the Dolphins are right there too.

 

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9 hours ago, qwksilver said:

That must have been written by some guy with a high football IQ!:wallbash:

 

Here are the stats:

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Congrats to Tua.  His first win in the league.  Winning beats the hell out of losing.

 

If the Bills won while Allen threw 22 times for 93 yds, the Bills gained only 145 yards of offense, had only 8 first downs ,converted only 25% of their 3rd downs, and had 2 lost fumbles, I PROMISE this board would be totally lit up with posts about how Allen sucked and the Bills offense sucked and that manner of winning was "Unsustainable". 

 

Which last is true.

 

If you add in that the allowed 31 first downs, 41% 3rd down conversions and gave up 471 yds of offense including 355 yds passing - oh yeah and a 13 minute edge on TOP - our D would be regarded as being shredded, and we'd be regarded as damned lucky to escape alive.

 

Anyone writing a narrative about how that win showed we're now the team to beat in the AFC East after that kind of game would be mocked off the board.

 

I don't write this to diss the Dolphins; I think they've got good players on both sides of the ball and they're well-coached.  But that game was a ***** show for the Rams and once they recover from the neck-sprain caused by shaking their heads and wondering what just happened, they should be mad as hell.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Mango said:



They do have an easy stretch coming up, so buckle up, they might get hyped a TON more if they string together some wins. 
 

 

 

The "rules" around here say beating soft teams is meaningless.  Fyi 2 of their wins were against the Jets and Jags.  And a Ramsey-less Rams D that our QB lit up.  

 

I guess not if you're Miami.  Then you're the real deal when you beat the dregs of the NFL.  

 

And that defense Flores "built" included bringing in 3 very good FAs in Shaq Jones and Van Noy.  It should be good everyone came into the season acknowledging their CB duo might be the best in the league.  Them going 8-8 shouldn't surprise anyone.  

 

But they'll most likely be 7-9.  If Tua is awesome they could be better.  

 

Yes, they do have a good defense.  Shocking.  

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7 hours ago, Nihilarian said:

First, calm down...

 

The Bills are 4-0 in the division vs 1-3 for Miami and that one win was against the hapless 0-6 Jets.

 

The Dolphins beat SF mostly because of Fitz having a hot hand 22 of 28 for 350 yards, 3 TDs...and then they benched him. That Broke his heart in doing so...

 

Miami is 11th in points scored, 28th in yards. Mostly because of Fitz who is now riding the pine. Miami defense is #1 in points allowed, 20th in yards allowed.

 

The Ball bounced their way against the Rams with 4 turnovers but were outgained in yards by 471 to 145...whoa! 

 

Their next game is against the Arizona Cardinals, which should be very telling. Then the Chargers, Broncos, Jets, Bengals, Chiefs, Patriots, Raiders, Bills.  

 

In my view it's probably good to be pushed a bit to keep winning. Also, it's way better to be in a slump in OCT/NOV rather then DEC/Jan. The Bills control their own destiny at this point and need to get back to that high powered, high scoring passing offense. Plus, they now have a running game. 

 

 

They also beat Rams off 2 Defensive TD and a Punt Return ,ST TD , the offense with Tua , understandably, looked really bad , you can't expect you D/ST to score for you consistently.  I think they'll be great next year but will finish at 8-8 max in 2020

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2 hours ago, matter2003 said:

 

The math can be done easily like this.

 

For each game more in the win column, add 0.5. For each game less in the loss column, add 0.5.

 

Conversely,

For each game less in the win column, subtract 0.5.

For each game more in the loss column, subtract 0.5.

 

 

So you have 2 more wins(0.5 + 0.5 = 1) and 1 less loss (0.5). Which equates to 1.0+0.5 = 1.5

 

You can also think of it as if a team has one more win and one less loss, ie if we are 6-2 and the Dolphins were 5-3 instead of 4-3, you could add the 0.5 for the extra win and the 0.5 for 1 less loss to come to a full game(1) ahead.

Well that's pretty silly. If you add 1.5 wins to the Dolphins we are still .5 wins ahead of them.

 

It should be simple. We are 2 wins ahead of them. Period. And we have the tie breaker since we beat them.

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10 minutes ago, mjt328 said:

I don't understand why people keep pointing to Tua's stats.  The Dolphins destroyed a legitimate playoff team (the Rams) on Sunday, using the same formula that we used last season.  And if not for resting our starters in Week 17, we most likely would have won 11 games using that formula.  

 

Please look at the overall team stats.  When you allow the opponent more first downs on an almost 4:1 ratio, more 3rd down conversions, 250 more yards of offense, 13 minutes more TOP - I don't understand how "destroyed" is the appropriate adjective.

 

The Dolphins have great ST and they scored 7 off a punt return and another 7 off a fumble recovery taken in for a TD.  There's absolutely skill involved there - the Dolphins did manage to confuse and bemuse Goff to the tune of 2 picks that resulted field position at the Rams 33 and the Rams 8 yd line and another 14 points.  There's skill involved there, too. 

 

But it's not skill that's going to yield 28 points every week.

 

The Dolphins may be right there if they stick with Tua.  But the 14 points they scored from 33 and 8 yd line wouldn't have won them that game, much less a game against another team that doesn't make as many mistakes.  Tua has to show he can play QB in the NFL, and no offense (see what I did there?) to him (when your D and your ST score points, they count), he hasn't yet done so.

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15 minutes ago, benderbender said:

Where are all the members of the Ryan Fitzpatrick Broken Heart’s Club Band now? The peanut section has been awfully quiet. I don’t think there’s even been a new Fitz thread in *gasp* 3 or 4 days!

I think Fitzpatrick would have played better. He certainly would have thrown for more than 90 yards.

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Dolphins have the #1 scoring defense (points per game allowed) and among top ranked special teams.

 

This is why the beat the Rams with little resistance despite a rookie QB having a less than stellar start and not doing much on offense. They are simply built the way all good teams who get hot and make deep playoff runs every year do.

 

They've also won each of their games by 10+ points which is something the Bills haven't done this season. Best margin of victory was 10 points against the worst team in the league in week one.

 

If the Bills lose this week and the Dolphins win they'll be tied in the loss column with the Bills having played one more game not having their bye yet.

 

I know it's hard for some Bills to fathom especially after the first month of the season when the Bills looked like a possible SB team including beating these same Dolphins in the process but just remember it's not how you start, it's how you finish so nobody will be shocked at the final division standings this year.

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Well the Fins love is being driven extra hard here by two people in particular (who are potentially one in my opinion)...I remember Savior Edwards being a Dolphins fan, hmmm what are the odds.

 

^ LOL right on cue. I didn't even notice that when I posted.

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I've heard this everywhere.

 

Apparently, style points DO matter in the NFL. They're winning by more over the past few weeks, while we're struggling for our W's.

 

I'm cool w/ it.  After finally vanquishing the Pats, there is literally NO WAY the Bills will cede this division to the rookie-starting, Fitz-betraying Dolphins.

 

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7 minutes ago, High Football IQ said:

 

I know it's hard for some Bills to fathom especially after the first month of the season when the Bills looked like a possible SB team including beating these same Dolphins in the process but just remember it's not how you start, it's how you finish so nobody will be shocked at the final division standings this year.

 

For the record, this guy has been trashing a 6-2 team, while simultaneously crowning a 4-3 team, for weeks. There's no logic involved. Certainly no IQ. Just pure, exhausting, trolling.

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2 hours ago, matter2003 said:

 

The math can be done easily like this.

 

For each game more in the win column, add 0.5. For each game less in the loss column, add 0.5.

 

Conversely,

For each game less in the win column, subtract 0.5.

For each game more in the loss column, subtract 0.5.

 

 

So you have 2 more wins(0.5 + 0.5 = 1) and 1 less loss (0.5). Which equates to 1.0+0.5 = 1.5

 

You can also think of it as if a team has one more win and one less loss, ie if we are 6-2 and the Dolphins were 5-3 instead of 4-3, you could add the 0.5 for the extra win and the 0.5 for 1 less loss to come to a full game(1) ahead.

 

Sweet baby jesus....that there is sum fuzzy math.

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Hey guys, just wait, this Dolphins team with Myles Gaskin and Preston Williams in the skill positions will somehow overcome a 2 game disadvantage in just the next few weeks, while the Bills apparently forget how to play football.

 

Anybody outside of the obvious trolls really believe this? If the Jets win this week are we gonna hear some rumblings about how they may have a better team if you huff paint and really think about it? Maybe if it's "convincing" enough.

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14 minutes ago, Nelius said:

Hey guys, just wait, this Dolphins team with Myles Gaskin and Preston Williams in the skill positions will somehow overcome a 2 game disadvantage in just the next few weeks, while the Bills apparently forget how to play football.

 

Anybody outside of the obvious trolls really believe this? If the Jets win this week are we gonna hear some rumblings about how they may have a better team if you huff paint and really think about it? Maybe if it's "convincing" enough.

 

We will hear how they are F***ing up their draft position. They better stay winless because the Jaguars will be a serious threat to that #1 pick.

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