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'87  Miss the playoffs, but tons of promise, compared to '19 Miss the playoffs but tons of promise

'88  Kill it, go 12-4, lightning fast offense, but don't have home field, lose AFC Title away frostbite game to Bengals , compared to '20, Kill it, go 13-3, but again lose home field & lose to Chiefs away 

'89  Go 9-7, sneak in as AFC Champs, but seeding is low and lose "The Drop" game to Browns away, compared to '21 , stumble in to AFCE title, but lose away in Divisional round

 

1990, Kill it, finally get home field advantage throughout the playoffs and go to the SB.  -- 2022, ? 

 

Home field advantage in playoffs (this season being an outlier) has been shown to be a significant advantage over the years.   Hopefully next year Bills win the Jax games of the world and get the Chefs at home.  

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41 minutes ago, ProcessTruster said:

'87  Miss the playoffs, but tons of promise, compared to '19 Miss the playoffs but tons of promise

'88  Kill it, go 12-4, lightning fast offense, but don't have home field, lose AFC Title away frostbite game to Bengals , compared to '20, Kill it, go 13-3, but again lose home field & lose to Chiefs away 

'89  Go 9-7, sneak in as AFC Champs, but seeding is low and lose "The Drop" game to Browns away, compared to '21 , stumble in to AFCE title, but lose away in Divisional round

 

1990, Kill it, finally get home field advantage throughout the playoffs and go to the SB.  -- 2022, ? 

 

Home field advantage in playoffs (this season being an outlier) has been shown to be a significant advantage over the years.   Hopefully next year Bills win the Jax games of the world and get the Chefs at home.  

No comparison at all because that team had HOF players beyond just a great QB which Allen is.  Maybe Diggs & White could be in that category

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48 minutes ago, ProcessTruster said:

'87  Miss the playoffs, but tons of promise, compared to '19 Miss the playoffs but tons of promise

'88  Kill it, go 12-4, lightning fast offense, but don't have home field, lose AFC Title away frostbite game to Bengals , compared to '20, Kill it, go 13-3, but again lose home field & lose to Chiefs away 

'89  Go 9-7, sneak in as AFC Champs, but seeding is low and lose "The Drop" game to Browns away, compared to '21 , stumble in to AFCE title, but lose away in Divisional round

 

1990, Kill it, finally get home field advantage throughout the playoffs and go to the SB.  -- 2022, ? 

 

Home field advantage in playoffs (this season being an outlier) has been shown to be a significant advantage over the years.   Hopefully next year Bills win the Jax games of the world and get the Chefs at home.  

Just a note....Bills made playoffs in 2019 and lost in WC round to Houston in OT.  

 

And 1988 Bills were about D as ranked 3rd.  No Lofton or Beebe yet.  Did not run No huddle until playoff game in 1989. The Bengals ran hurry up and Marv protested against it btw.  

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50 minutes ago, Niagara Dude said:

No comparison at all because that team had HOF players beyond just a great QB which Allen is.  Maybe Diggs & White could be in that category

Well, back in those years none of the future HOFers  were yet.  By '90 only Bruce could have been considered for such accomplishment

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Any comparison to what has happened in the past to what has already happened recently is fine. It makes for good discussion.  But projecting anything in the future is silly.  Football is too unpredictable.  Injuries, roster & coaching changes,  turnovers...losing a sure W with 13 seconds remaining...   No one can say because X happened in the past, Y is likely to happen in the future. 

 

The show GET UP this morning on ESPN had a segment on the Bills.  Basically said we blew our best chance to win a Super Bowl.  Chiefs are now an overwhelming favorite.  

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This team isn't going anywhere for quite a while barring any bad injuries to Josh & who knows IF Mitch would decide to stick for another year he would be the best security blanket the Bills have had at back up in a long time !

 

McD like Josh seems to learn from his mistakes & going forward how could you not remember this game & what transpired & the lessons that have came with it i think it will only make him a better coach .

 

Beane will continue to do his thing & bring in those pieces of the puzzle for the coaching staff to work with each year & i think the Bills will be a main stay in the play off hunt for years to come & given the experience that they all will learn together one day could be the beast of the east like our old rival the Pats .

 

Things have never looked better moving forward for the Bills and although this year sucked the way it ended it just gets me that much more stoked to see what they do coming into next year ...

 

GO BILLS !! 

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6 minutes ago, Big Turk said:

 

I think when healthy Dawkins can put himself in that mix

I was thinking about him and who knows if Knox excels at a high level in next couple of seasons.  They just seem to break missing high level talent on defensive side

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20 minutes ago, Niagara Dude said:

Other than maybe Diggs & White,  no elite talent players beyond Allen

There's no doubt about that, but on the '90 team we don't have a clue how Thomas would develop.  

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1 minute ago, poblano said:

There's no doubt about that, but on the '90 team we don't have a clue how Thomas would develop.  


Well Thurman did burn up the league in 1990, and it was pretty clear he was a meteoric star with HOF potential. The next year, he was NFL MVP. 

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1 hour ago, Ray Stonada said:


Well Thurman did burn up the league in 1990, and it was pretty clear he was a meteoric star with HOF potential. The next year, he was NFL MVP. 

Right, before 90 we didn't know, also we don't know now who or if someone in the roster or in this year draft can be or develop into a great player, some says Rousseau (i don't really like him, but who knows)

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