- 10/12/2011, 11:23AM ET
Golden Grillz said 10/12, 11:23 AM
Am I saying they're Super Bowl favorites? NO. Too much can happen between now and then.
yrds: 1233 passing (#15), 691 rushing (#4), 1924 total (#10)
The offense is not 1 dimensional. It can run and pass the ball. While they may not be dominant in one category, they don't need to. They're winning.
yrds: 1417 passing (#28), 692 rushing (#29), 2109 total (#30)
Yes the defensive stats look alarming. Yet the Bills have 12 INTS and 4 Fumbles Recovered giving them a +11 in the TO department. This D is a bend don't break D.
Pt differ: 44 pts (#6 overall)
Strength of schedule
W- KC (2-3)
W- OAK (3-2)
W- NE (4-1)
L- Cin (3-2)
W- Phi (1-4)
Only 2 teams have a losing record. One of those teams is the major disappointment Philly Eagles.
Their loss to Cincy was a close one 23-20.
Every year a team from the basement bounces into playoff contender:
2010- KC (10-3, 4-12 in '09)
09- Cin (10-6, 4-11 in '08)
08- Miami (11-5, 1-15 in '07)
07- Tampa (9-7, 4-12 in '06)
06- NO (10-6, 3-13 in '05)
2010 Buffalo was 4-12, but looking like the bounce back team this season.
BM. said 10/12, 11:00 PM
Sorry to say it, but the Bills ARE NOT for real.
They are a team full of young, nameless players who have hit a solid lucky streak.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is 15th in the league in passing yards. Middle of the pack (several spots lower than Kevin Kolb, by the way). As we all know, the NFL is becoming quite the pass-first league. Fred Jackson is a decent running back and is having a good year, but he can only take this team so far. Once Jackson fizzles out, the success of this team is going to rest solely on Fitzpatrick's shoulders.
Considering the Bills' top receiver, Steve Johnson, is averaging only 68.6 yards per game and has 3 TDs, it doesn't seem like Fitzpatrick is going to be able to get the job done.
Now let's face it, the Bills got LUCKY against the Patriots. This win was absolutely shocking to the football world.
Buffalo blew out Kansas City, but other than that, they haven't won a game by more than a touchdown yet this season. Every other game they've played was won or lost by exactly 3 points.
The Bills aren't the real deal when they lose to the Bengals, and barely beat a 1-4 overrated Eagles team.
They don't have what it takes.
Golden Grillz said 10/13, 08:08 AM
You say nameless, but I think most people that follow the NFL have heard of:
They have helped the youth with veteran leadership, and bringing in winning attitudes from previous experiences in GB and SD.
Yet, I think the youth works in the Bills favor. They are too young to have the old losing mentality of the previous Bills.
Like how you repeated what I wrote about Fitzpatrick in arg #1. Yes he's #15 in passing, while the rushing game is #4. Showing a nice balanced attack on Offense, not just pass heavy like NE.
Maybe you missed the draft in 2010, but the Bills have C.J. Spiller to help keep Jackson fresh when he "fizzles out" as you called it.
You call the victory "Lucky" against the Patriots? I call it great Defensive schemes. The Bills managed to get 4 INTs from Tom Brady. Matching a career worst for him, and the # INT he threw all last season.
The Bills are #3 in the league for points scored. Proving again they have a very balanced attack, and are capable of doing what is needed to win games. and #6 in the league with +44 pt Diff.
BM. said 10/13, 01:42 PM
Barnett and Merriman? That's it?
So other than two players, you are agreeing that they are all no-name guys? Just wanted to clear that up.
The "losing mentality" of the previous Bills is completely irrelevant. Do you really think that the team just assumes they are going to suck just because the Bills have historically sucked? Come on.
Being #15 in passing and #4 in rushing isn't a "balanced attack". It's a decent run game with an average passing game.
And what in the world makes you think that C.J. Spiller is going to save the running game when Jackson craps out? He's had 15 carries this year. Granted, he did well, but that is not even close to being a big enough sample size to make that prediction.
Now lets talk about the rest of the Bills schedule for this season.
They play the Jets two more times. They are no slouch.
They play the Pats again, who I think will whip their ****. Like I said, the first win over the Pats was a fluke.
They also play Tennessee, Washington, Giants, and San Diego. Neither of those are sure-fire wins.
They only "sure wins" they have left should be Miami twice, and Denver.
This team, again, is not "for real".
Golden Grillz said 10/14, 08:18 AM
It's not my fault the Buffalo Bills do not play in a media hot bed. Kyle Williams, Fred Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Steve Johnson were all players that were relatively known for those that follow the sport closely.
But what is in a name? The 1976 Miami Dolphins went undefeated with the NO NAME Defense.
Buffalo is currently 4-1. Look at the remainder of the season:
@ NYG (3-2)
There's so much that can happen between now and the end of the season that it is hard to say the Bills are definitely in the playoffs, but the same could be said for GB. Would anyone say the Packers are a definite playoff team if Rodgers went down this Sunday?
Looking at that schedule though, the Bills have a very good chance. Two games against the 0-4 Dolphins (1 of which at home in probably the cold). Another home game against Denver. Putting Bills at 7 wins pretty easily right there.
So with the remaining 8 games the Bills need to pick up 2-3 more wins to be in the playoffs. That's less than .500. Very do able, and believable.
Good TD, despite the duping.
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