- Dec 16, 2010
This is a "don't know if they'll beat the Jets" level offense right now unless Newton finds something approaching his 2015 form. Oof.So, this ain't good. Then again, he's not been very involved anyway.
9 in the box. Gonna be tough sledding, I think.The Bills are giving up 4.6 y/a on the ground, so the game plan was probably going to be heavy on the run game anyways. Of course, not having any real semblance of a passing game is problematic in that Bills can commit more to stopping the run.
Completely agreed. Only issue is if they fall behind, which is why I'm hoping for terrible weather.The wind, Buffalos porous run defense and undersized DL, the Patriots sound OL and run game present the Pats with as decent of a matchup and favorable circumstances as you’re going to see.
Agreed. They lose, Buffalo is 6-2 and NE is 2-5 and the division is basically over. But if they win, Buffalo is 5-3 while NE is 3-4, just 1.5 games back, but with the remaining schedules:The good thing about this week's game is I can kind of take something away from it either way. If they win, they're right back in the race for the division. If they lose, we can probably safely assume that they just don't have it this year for a whole host of reasons and they can focus on trades/cap mechanics/etc.
Wouldnt that put them 1/2 game aheadAgreed. They lose, Buffalo is 6-2 and NE is 2-5 and the division is basically over. But if they win, Buffalo is 5-3 while NE is 3-4, just 1.5 games back, but with the remaining schedules:
Buf: vs Sea, at Ari, vs LAC, as SF, vs Pit, at Den, at NE, vs Mia
NE: at NYJ, vs Bal, at Hou, vs Ari, at LAC, at LAR, at Mia, vs Buf, vs NYJ
By the time Buffalo gets to the bye, if NE wins this week, the Bills could be 5-6, while NE could be 5-5, just a half-game back. So it could be interesting still.