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11/26/23 Week #12 GAMEDAY Bills at Eagles Pregame Thread


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Thanksgiving 🦃 is behind us and December arrives this week. The Xmas tree 🌲 is up and It’s cold as hell 🥶 in WNY as we depart Fall 🍁 and embark on a season-saving gauntlet to finish the campaign. Our topsy turvy season continues, following an impressive SNF whoopin’ of the Jets. But our next 2 opponents (in 3 weeks) are road games against the only 2 teams who played this past February. This afternoon in Philly, then at KC after our much needed Bye. It simply doesn’t get more challenging than this! Especially for a team 1 game over .500 with aspirations of a 4th straight Division title! 


But we have Josh Allen.

A comparison of our opening day roster and today’s lineup is astounding. With brutal injuries carving huge holes in the roster, BBBeane set out to supplement the battered roster with the piggy bank near empty. Deft trades and surprisingly good available street FAs were swooped up and the results have mostly been better than expected. McDermott deserves much credit for reformatting nearly the entire Defense and has gotten the best out of the players -even a few who only arrived days before a game -then contributed. On Offense, it’s mostly been a certified mess since week 4.


But we have Josh Allen.

And now Joe Brady steps into the vacated OC job and has provided a much needed spark! However, Gabe Davis, aside from his blocking- has been .well.. completely invisible nearly all season and opponents are taking away Stefon Diggs. Thankfully, James Cook has arrived this year and is currently the #2 RB in the League rushing and has developed into a true receiving threat as well. Kahlil Shakir has developed into a sure handed target and flashed great wheels on his 81 yrd TD catch & run last Sunday. And HOW did Dalton Kincaid last so late in the 1st round? He’s been terrific as he improves his blocking while catching everything thrown his way! Dawson who? Meanwhile, the ‘Anti-Samson’ chopped off his tresses and returned to the swashbuckling, mouth dropping play we’ve actually come to expect from Josh. With him playing like this, we can beat any team, anywhere, any day.

Even the best the League can offer!


He’ll have to.


There are many among us who believe the Bills have already thrown away the season and our 3 straight Division titles have come to an end. But injuries have derailed the Bengals and likely the Browns so it’s still wide open in the Conference to just get in to the playoffs. Plus, it’s that time of year when Miami takes it patented late season swoon.. 🤷‍♂️ Then, we have a punchers chance. It’s all we can hope for and despite our makeshift roster, we have the team chemistry to get it done!


AND we have Josh Allen!


Joe Marino chimes in

We Got This!

5 players to watch



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  • Chandler#81 changed the title to 11/26/23 Week #12 GAMEDAY Bills at Eagles Pregame Thread

While he picked the Eagles, Buffalo News writer Ryan O'Halloran noted:


"Only after a deep dive of the statistics did I find two areas that give the Bills a chance Sunday at Philadelphia as a three-point underdog.

The Eagles have the NFL’s best record (9-1), but their defense stinks on third down and in the red zone. Opponents are converting 43.2% of the third-down chances and scoring touchdowns on 62.5% of their red zone trips. The Eagles rank 27th and tied for 25th, respectively, in those categories. The Bills’ offense is second on third down (48.1%) and third in the red zone (68.9%). Stay in third-and-manageable to keep drives alive and then be aggressive to score touchdowns in the red zone. There’s your recipe for a road upset."


Mitigating these facts is Sal M's observation:


"It has been a curious year for Philly’s defense because after being the league’s best against the pass in 2022, it is now among the worst as it ranks 28th in yards allowed (248.1) and 25th in passer rating against (96.4). Part of that is due to injuries and constant shuffling in the secondary, but the bad news for the Bills is that the Eagles finally had their No. 1 fivesome on the field at the same time in Kansas City - CBs James Bradberry and Darius Slay, NCB Bradley Roby, and safeties Kevin Byard and Reed Blankenship - and it clearly made a big difference."


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26 minutes ago, Sierra Foothills said:

The Bills’ offense is second on third down (48.1%) and third in the red zone (68.9%). Stay in third-and-manageable to keep drives alive and then be aggressive to score touchdowns in the red zone. There’s your recipe for a road upset."



YES. No field goals inside the 20, McD! 

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5 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

Ed Oliver is enjoying his best season to date!



1) The comparisons of Oliver to Aaron Donald before this season had turned into a cruel joke. Oliver has finally legitimized that comparison.


2) God I hope DaQuan Jones makes it back onto the field this year. If he does that bodes well for the Bills. Like Oliver, he was playing at an All Pro level.


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It’s finally game day and this is the Bills biggest game of the year. It feels like they are all must win games now. The Bills have squandered away much of the season but still have a chance to redeem themselves. As bad as the Bills have played at times, and as angry as they have made me, I still feel that if they play up to their potential they can beat the Eagles. This is a true test to see what they are made of. I picked the Bills to win. 

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44 minutes ago, BuffaloBillyG said:

I have a feeling we are going to see the Bills stop at least 1 "Tush Push". Buffalo is normally excellent on 3rd or 4th and short and I think Big Ed's quickness can shoot in and stall it out. 

It’s not going to happen, the eagles oline is powerful, and they run that play to perfection. They have pushed around way better Dlines then ours. But it would be nice to see. 

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