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In 2020 The Bills were very imperfect.

 

-They beat the Jets 27-17 and controlled the ball for 41 minutes

-A 31-28 win vs. a weak Miami team

-Beat the Rams 35-32 after giving up a big lead

-A 30-23 victory over the Raiders

-Loss to the Titans with the a blow-out score of 42-16.  

-Next we lost to KC and looked less than their equal

-An ugly 18-10 win over the hapless Jets with Bass kicking 6 field goals

-A win vs. the PATS 24-21 as Cam Newton fumbled in the last 2 minutes at the Bills 6 yard line

 

In 2020 we were ranked 20th in team penalties.

 

Did we expect too much in 2021?     

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3 minutes ago, RunJoshRun said:

In 2020 The Bills were very imperfect.

 

-They beat the Jets 27-17 and controlled the ball for 41 minutes

-A 31-28 win vs. a weak Miami team

-Beat the Rams 35-32 after giving up a big lead

-A 30-23 victory over the Raiders

-Loss to the Titans with the a blow-out score of 42-16.  

-Next we lost to KC and looked less than their equal

-An ugly 18-10 win over the hapless Jets with Bass kicking 6 field goals

-A win vs. the PATS 24-21 as Cam Newton fumbled in the last 2 minutes at the Bills 6 yard line

 

In 2020 we were ranked 20th in team penalties.

 

Did we expect too much in 2021?     

 

Yeah, usually when teams get one game away from the Super Bowl, they're expected to suck the following year.

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Maybe, but 2021 -22 is hardly over. The Bills have one less win than they did after 10 games in 2020. They had some similar type losses last year, but people mostly remember the 6 game win streak to end the season after the bye and back to back playoff wins. They went a couple months without losing and that makes for some rose colored memories of last season. Many of the games you mentioned are forgotten about. They still have 7 more contests to go,so plenty of time to position themselves. 

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36 minutes ago, Process said:

Did someone start a contest for who could make the dumbest thread, that I missed?

 

These boards are going downhill fast.

It's to be expected when they have been a mediocre team for the season so far. They haven't looked good against teams over .500. 

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43 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

Yeah, usually when teams get one game away from the Super Bowl, they're expected to suck the following year.

I don't think they suck at all.  They are pretty much the same team as last season but without the "breaks".

41 minutes ago, Boatdrinks said:

Maybe, but 2021 -22 is hardly over. The Bills have one less win than they did after 10 games in 2020. They had some similar type losses last year, but people mostly remember the 6 game win streak to end the season after the bye and back to back playoff wins. They went a couple months without losing and that makes for some rose colored memories of last season. Many of the games you mentioned are forgotten about. They still have 7 more contests to go,so plenty of time to position themselves. 

Forgotten about?  It's just an example of how last went and fell into place for the Bills.

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1 hour ago, RunJoshRun said:

In 2020 The Bills were very imperfect.

 

-They beat the Jets 27-17 and controlled the ball for 41 minutes

-A 31-28 win vs. a weak Miami team

-Beat the Rams 35-32 after giving up a big lead

-A 30-23 victory over the Raiders

-Loss to the Titans with the a blow-out score of 42-16.  

-Next we lost to KC and looked less than their equal

-An ugly 18-10 win over the hapless Jets with Bass kicking 6 field goals

-A win vs. the PATS 24-21 as Cam Newton fumbled in the last 2 minutes at the Bills 6 yard line

 

In 2020 we were ranked 20th in team penalties.

 

Did we expect too much in 2021?     

Thus far, the Bills have not preformed up to fans and media expectations. The Bills were one of the favorites to win the AFC. I doubt many are thinking that now. 

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58 minutes ago, Boatdrinks said:

Maybe, but 2021 -22 is hardly over. The Bills have one less win than they did after 10 games in 2020. They had some similar type losses last year, but people mostly remember the 6 game win streak to end the season after the bye and back to back playoff wins. They went a couple months without losing and that makes for some rose colored memories of last season. Many of the games you mentioned are forgotten about. They still have 7 more contests to go,so plenty of time to position themselves. 

Sure there are several games to play this season. Your point on paper is valid but in reality it's skewered. These are two different teams. Last year's team offensively was awesome. You could see and feel it game after game even in losses. There was a feeling of "unstoppable" to the offense. Allen was a flat out a beast. Special in every way to poise, accuracy, decision making, running, leadership, and making big time plays. Screaming "franchise" which brought many of back to the Kelly days. The majority of us could feel something special was in the making. Fast forward to this year and it's a constant struggle. Nothing special about Allen, the offense, and the coaching staff. This team is teetering on mediocrity. Hope we see a dramatic turn around? I feel it's unlikely. At best, we limp into the playoffs and steal one game. Imho, this team has little chance of hoisting that covetted Lombardi trophy. 

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Most preseason pundits predicted we'd take a little step back this year and we have. We basically did very little to bolster the OL which is now our #1 concern. Josh and his amazing offense has been figured out. Adjustments and improvements will have to come this spring. We're still a 10 win playoff team so let's see what plays out.

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After the bye week last year we won six straight games by double digits embarrassing teams like the 49ers, Patriots, Broncos, and Fins.  We then went 2-1 in the playoffs and returned 21 of 22 starters with an upgrade in Sanders over Brown. 

 

We rightfully expected them to pick up where they left off last year and get even better as we expected young investments to take the next step.  They've underperformed.

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Ok it should be safe ish to come out of the shell.

 

We all feeling any different? Here's where I'm at. Progress isn't linear. This is the longest season in NFL history. Had continuity a plenty from last year, so talent didn't get worse.... coach staff the same... last year we were a young team with ups and downs. 

 

At some point ARZ, set us on the fast track. Have we lost faith that much that in week 12 of an 18weeker, we can NO LONGER find that groove with this team?

 

The one with JOSH ALLEN?!? I mean really if you're closed off to that, really I dunno how you're a fan. It's insanity

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Don't know, many good teams have found a rough patch over the course of a few games, KC certainly were in a funk for a few games but are coming out the other side now. Buffalo just might pop out of the funk next week and end up making a deep playoff run, they are still firmly in the hunt so there's that.

 

 

 

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Definitely a rough game last week, but we have an opportunity to get back on track quickly starting tomorrow. Last year we weren’t impacted by COVID and injuries as much. If we can win tomorrow and get healthy for Pats we’re back in the drivers seat. It won’t be easy to even repeat the playoff success we had last year, but the opportunity is still there. Think of the Giants team that knocked off the perfect Patriots. They weren’t great but got on a roll in the playoffs. Go Bills.

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6 hours ago, Boatdrinks said:

Maybe, but 2021 -22 is hardly over. The Bills have one less win than they did after 10 games in 2020. They had some similar type losses last year, but people mostly remember the 6 game win streak to end the season after the bye and back to back playoff wins. They went a couple months without losing and that makes for some rose colored memories of last season. Many of the games you mentioned are forgotten about. They still have 7 more contests to go,so plenty of time to position themselves. 

This. If we go win the next 3-4 games we’re back in the convo as super bowl favorites. It’s a tall task but it could happen. 

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I think it's important to remember that Tampa Bay was a wild card team last season. I don't really think anyone expected them to win the superbowl. They had really bad losses to the bears, saints and a few other teams last season. They were able to turn it around and we know the end result. The bills can do the same. They have the talent 

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