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4 hours ago, newcam2012 said:

The Bills pass rush will be the key to stopping the Dolphins offense. However, you do realize that Tua gets most of his passes off very quickly. At least that's their goal. If they are successful that will negate the Bills pass rush. 

 

Tua is 15th in the league in time to throw (2.73.)  Josh is 3rd in the league right now(2.54.)  That narrative doesnt really hold.

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How many times did the drought-era Bills go into a game against an opponent with injuries to key players and still manage to lose? If Miami fans, or Bills fans for that matter, think the injury report equals a free win, they are underestimating the depth of this roster and the coaching. Our 3 elite talents - Allen, Diggs, and Miller - are all still playing. I'm still very confident we can beat the Dolphins. My main concern is just making sure none of these injuries linger for the whole season.

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4 minutes ago, HappyDays said:

How many times did the drought-era Bills go into a game against an opponent with injuries to key players and still manage to lose? If Miami fans, or Bills fans for that matter, think the injury report equals a free win, they are underestimating the depth of this roster and the coaching. Our 3 elite talents - Allen, Diggs, and Miller - are all still playing. I'm still very confident we can beat the Dolphins. My main concern is just making sure none of these injuries linger for the whole season.


The fact that these three dudes are all healthy takes on even MORE importance when you consider that Xavien Howard and Terron Armstead may not play for the Dolphins. The former two should feast if Howard is out, while the latter should be licking his chops if he's going up against....um....whoever the backup left tackle is. I checked the Miami Dolphins official website's depth chart, and they don't have a backup listed at left tackle. So...yeah.

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5 minutes ago, HappyDays said:

How many times did the drought-era Bills go into a game against an opponent with injuries to key players and still manage to lose? If Miami fans, or Bills fans for that matter, think the injury report equals a free win, they are underestimating the depth of this roster and the coaching. Our 3 elite talents - Allen, Diggs, and Miller - are all still playing. I'm still very confident we can beat the Dolphins. My main concern is just making sure none of these injuries linger for the whole season.

 

further more, how many times have we had our full starting secondary and get burned just enough to lose due to no pass rush, or getting gashed in the run, or, our O put up enough points but the D just faltered enough (tenn last year) or the d was money but the O failed (jax).

 

in otherwords, it really does come down to the whole team effort, can't just expect a hole to cause a total loss

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4 hours ago, newcam2012 said:

You confident Elam can match up with either of Miami's receivers? I'm not. He's a rookie, unproven, and matching up against an elite WR. That doesn't instill confidence. Everyone is banking on a creepy Tua and a Bills pass rush. We will see how it plays out. All I know is the Dolphins have a glaring Bills hole to try to expose. Hyde out certainly makes a huge difference too. The safety net is 50% gone. 

 

Those guys are going to get their yards.  Elam doesnt have to match up.  This isnt man coverage.  What they need is to keep everything in front of them, be fast to the ball and make the tackles.  What the Bills need to do is keep them out of the end zone as much as possible.  Thats all they need to do.  We still have a top offense you know.  Miamis defense isnt all that great either.

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Except for Hyde, none of these banged-up guys seems to be seriously injured.  They'll all be back in a week or two.  Losing to Miami will suck because it breaks up the possibility of an undefeated season, but that's all.  I'm not worried about losing the division to Miami -- that would take quite a bit more than just a few injuries in week 3.  

 

On the plus side, image how much fun it will be to crush Miami's hopes by curb stomping them with a bunch of backups in their home stadium.

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1 hour ago, newcam2012 said:

Nice post. I'm just fearful the injuries combined with Miami's offense might land the Bills a little short. Allen is what really gives me the greatest hope for a win not so much the coaching staff.  

 

At the end of the day, its just one game.  The Bills aren't going to go undefeated.

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1 hour ago, newcam2012 said:

Nice post. I'm just fearful the injuries combined with Miami's offense might land the Bills a little short. Allen is what really gives me the greatest hope for a win not so much the coaching staff.  


Oliver being listed as out isn’t helpful. And really has me thinking through some things. 
 

Ultimately a week 3 Dolphins game is relatively meaningless to me. We have bigger fish to fry (no pun intended). I’d rather these guys be as close to 100% in January than limp through a season and hobble through the playoffs. 

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Few things:

1) our defense is good

2) we have given up zero points in the second half of both games.

3) I think people are underplaying how good our defense is.

4) our offense is better

5) our QB is better

 

I don't see this being a close game.  Maybe the fins score a garbage TD late to make the score look closer than the game really is.  I don't think either of our rookie corners change how we play defense in this game.  Would be the same either way.  Micah Hyde is the bigger missing piece this week and I still think we do okay without him.

 

28-17 Bills win.  I wouldn't be shocked if we score more than 35.  

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5 minutes ago, Fred Slacks said:

Few things:

1) our defense is good

2) we have given up zero points in the second half of both games.

3) I think people are underplaying how good our defense is.

4) our offense is better

5) our QB is better

 

I don't see this being a close game.  Maybe the fins score a garbage TD late to make the score look closer than the game really is.  I don't think either of our rookie corners change how we play defense in this game.  Would be the same either way.  Micah Hyde is the bigger missing piece this week and I still think we do okay without him.

 

28-17 Bills win.  I wouldn't be shocked if we score more than 35.  

Good points about the defense, but I can't see Miami holding us to 28 points. You never know, but the way their defense plays, injury to X, Josh and Co's current form, etc. make it hard to picture. They could beat us, but I think they'll have to score 30+ to do it. I like our chances a lot more than theirs, even with the injuries.

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31 minutes ago, Scott7975 said:

 

At the end of the day, its just one game.  The Bills aren't going to go undefeated.

I agree but the bad part is it's a division game.   Need to stack those. I'm sure it will be a different game we watch either way when we play in December. 

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1 hour ago, Scott7975 said:

 

Those guys are going to get their yards.  Elam doesnt have to match up.  This isnt man coverage.  What they need is to keep everything in front of them, be fast to the ball and make the tackles.  What the Bills need to do is keep them out of the end zone as much as possible.  Thats all they need to do.  We still have a top offense you know.  Miamis defense isnt all that great either.

I agree with you. 

49 minutes ago, Scott7975 said:

 

At the end of the day, its just one game.  The Bills aren't going to go undefeated.

I agree with you 2xs.

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43 minutes ago, Mango said:


Oliver being listed as out isn’t helpful. And really has me thinking through some things. 
 

Ultimately a week 3 Dolphins game is relatively meaningless to me. We have bigger fish to fry (no pun intended). I’d rather these guys be as close to 100% in January than limp through a season and hobble through the playoffs. 

Definelty agree it's important to be healthy playoff time. Also, important to peak during that time too. However, it would be nice to rattle off 3,4, 5, or more wins. At some point, maybe a butt whipping loss might be benifical too. 

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