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NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« on: January 02, 2020, 12:00:34 AM »
Saturday: 4:30/1:30 on ABC = Buffalo @ Houston, 8:15/5:15 on CBS = Tennessee @ New England
Sunday: 1:00/10:00 on FOX = Minnesota @ New Orleans, 4:30/1:30 on NBC WBTS = Seattle @ Philadelphia

Who do you guys have winning each game? Does Buffalo move on? Can Belichick actually beat an ex-player/ex-assistant? Can New Orleans survive DPI? Can Seattle go on the road and win?

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 01:16:35 AM »
DONT JINX IT BRO


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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 01:17:55 AM »
but I actually do think they match up well with the Texans, so I'm looking forward to it. Also, I think the Titans can actually beat the Pats, Bill always has trouble with former assistants.

I'm not really into either NFC matchup.


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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 01:25:56 AM »
I think the Bills have a shot if Allen plays well. But I should know better by now to not get too excited.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 02:02:15 AM »
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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 02:48:34 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 04:26:08 AM »
I think NOLA is a sure thing, and the Petehawks are close to that too. That's why I don't care about those games as much.


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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 04:31:24 AM »
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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 07:13:35 AM »
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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 02:56:39 PM »
Buffalo vs. Houston: This game will come down to Josh Allen in the pocket. Houston can be thrown on (25th in PYA) and Allen's enough of a dual threat to make Houston turn to man-man coverage. If he hits a few deep bombs, this game could be Buffalo's to take if their defense can hold Watson/Hopkins to minimal results.

Tennessee vs. New England: I would not be shocked at all if Tennessee wins this in tight fashion. That run game is serious stuff. I just think Brady's passing game sets up well against Tennessee's D and the Patriots will be playing at Gillette Stadium. I expect the Patriots D to play with a real chip on their shoulder in this one.

Minnesota vs. New Orleans: The Saints at home are a scoring blitzkrieg, constantly scoring 30+ (outside of a weird loss to Atlanta). Minny's D has struggled on the road, often allowing 24+ a game and New Orleans is too well balanced to be really shut down. Also Minnesota quietly allowed 184 and 158 rushing yards their last 2 games.

Seattle vs. Philadelphia: Seattle's proven they can run the ball but this game comes down to Russell Wilson's ability to pass consistently. Seattle's gone 1-3 in their last 4 games while allowing 120+ rushing yards a game. Philadelphia's defense has really stepped it up lately allowing just 2 opponents to score more than 17 points since Week 8. I just don't trust Carson Wentz to outduel Russell Wilson so this game is really gonna be: Russell Wilson in the pocket vs. Miles Sanders as the bell cow Eagles RB. Give me Russell in that scenario.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 03:54:29 AM »
Bills: The injury report doesn't sound promising on Will Fuller, and the Texans are ass when he's out or hobbled
Patriots: This is more based on feeling than facts
Saints: They're in the dome, nuff said
Petehawks: Philly is a M.A.S.H. unit at this point

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 04:09:58 AM »
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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2020, 01:43:04 AM »
I picked three road victories and obviously that's unlikely so if I Had to pick one to flop, it would be the Titans. Still think the three road wins happen.

I feel like Watt and Fuller are far from 100% and the Texans can't win with that being the case. For once, I feel confident in the Bills.


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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2020, 04:37:52 AM »
Wondering what everyone thinks about whether or not this is TB12's last rodeo?

I can't see him just nonchalantly announcing his retirement after a season like this. I always assumed he'd get a big farewell season like Kobe or Jeter.

Now if the Pats somehow manage to win the Super Bowl, maybe. But I don't see him saying "Well. I'm done." after getting clobbered in the playoffs.

My man should call it a day after this season regardless but gut feeling says he'll want a "proper farewell". I'm just afraid we're going to get an awkward as hell season with Brady playing for a 5-11 Chargers team.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2020, 06:03:08 AM »
Fuller is out.


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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2020, 06:04:53 AM »
I can't see him retiring after the kind of year he's had (lots of struggles on the field) especially if they lose in the playoffs in a beat down type fashion. He's too much of a competitor to go out that way.

I see him signing a 1 year deal to stay with the Patriots and do a retirement tour season without publicly acknowledging it as such. It really comes down to the money and if Brady gives a bit of a discount so he can retire at the end of the year as a Patriot, I can see that being the route. On the flip side, this is a Patriots organization that has dealt names like Deion Branch, Richard Seymour, and Mike Vrabel elsewhere in trades while letting Vinatieri walk to Indianapolis and Ty Law go elsewhere in FA so who knows with this organization.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2020, 07:40:57 AM »
Can we just bar the Texans from the playoffs?

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2020, 09:12:30 AM »
Honestly, I would have given the Bills a TD there just for the stupidity of the receiver for not just kneeling or not even catching the ball like 99% of other returners.

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2020, 09:52:26 AM »
Oh man the Bills are melting down here. If they lose this game...their fans

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2020, 10:25:11 AM »
Josh Allen might have the worst decision making of any QB in these playoffs.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2020, 10:27:46 AM »
I hope they don’t do anything irrational like jump through a table or drive into a tree.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2020, 10:30:37 AM »
Holy shit.  WHY?

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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2020, 10:59:50 AM »
The last time the Bills won a playoff game Steve Austin was one week away from his wwf debut

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2020, 11:08:38 AM »
3rd and 18 and Buffalo's defense goes 25 yards deep leaving the middle wide open.  This is the pinnacle "nobody wants to win this" game.

Ok, maybe Watson does. 

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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2020, 11:14:28 AM »
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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2020, 01:04:44 PM »
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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2020, 02:12:12 PM »
Mike Vrabel, keep doing God's work.

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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2020, 02:14:28 PM »
The Pats dynasty is fucking over and Tom Brady is washed up. FUCKING FINALLY


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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2020, 02:20:28 PM »
I wouldn't count them out as long as Belichick is still there.  He went 11-5 with Matt Cassell.  He went 11-5 with the CLEVELAND BROWNS.  Brady?  Yeah, he's done.

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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2020, 02:20:51 PM »
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THE PATS ARE WINLESS IN THE DECADE ITS OVER LADIES AND GENTLEMEN


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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2020, 02:22:01 PM »
I wouldn't count them out as long as Belichick is still there.  He went 11-5 with Matt Cassell.  He went 11-5 with the CLEVELAND BROWNS.  Brady?  Yeah, he's done.

They don't have anyone to replace Brady and this isn't the 2000's anymore. Other teams have talent at QB. It is over.


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« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2020, 02:24:15 PM »
The Pats will win 8 games max next season. Possibly a lot less.


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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2020, 02:26:15 PM »
They still play in the AFC east though so they are still basically guaranteed to make the playoffs. But yeah I think them winning any championships is over.

Brady is toast as fuck though

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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2020, 02:27:48 PM »
Tennessee has more than a fighter's chance against Baltimore next week.  They're the hot team right now and Henry is gonna be a beast to stop.

Gonna be weird to see Brady on the Chargers next year.

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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2020, 02:28:49 PM »
The Chiefs might make a Super Bowl.
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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2020, 02:29:29 PM »
Lost in all that was Tannehill was terrible in that game. Still not sold on him

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« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2020, 02:32:12 PM »
They still play in the AFC east though so they are still basically guaranteed to make the playoffs. But yeah I think them winning any championships is over.

Brady is toast as fuck though

On this day in 2020, the Bills are a better football team than they are. They just weren't as good as them at the start of the season. The Dolphins and Jets are also going to be better than they were last season.

The AFC East also draws the AFC West and NFC West next season. It is very likely only one team from the AFC East will make the playoffs.


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Re: NFL Wild Card Round 2020: Buffalo's 1st Win in 20+ Years?
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2020, 02:34:51 PM »
Lost in all that was Tannehill was terrible in that game. Still not sold on him

I don't care. Ryan Tannehill will always be a guy I cheer for and the fact that he finally gets a playoff win against Brady of all people has me real happy for the guy.


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« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2020, 02:38:50 PM »
They still play in the AFC east though so they are still basically guaranteed to make the playoffs. But yeah I think them winning any championships is over.

Brady is toast as fuck though

On this day in 2020, the Bills are a better football team than they are. They just weren't as good as them at the start of the season. The Dolphins and Jets are also going to be better than they were last season.

The AFC East also draws the AFC West and NFC West next season. It is very likely only one team from the AFC East will make the playoffs.

Jets have a severe lack of talent on offense. Miami is still probably a few years away from being competitive. If the Bills are better it's only marginal. I agree Pats are done as a dynasty but until the rest of that division finally takes it to the next level I can't say they are going to be non competitive

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« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2020, 02:47:27 PM »
They still play in the AFC east though so they are still basically guaranteed to make the playoffs. But yeah I think them winning any championships is over.

Brady is toast as fuck though

On this day in 2020, the Bills are a better football team than they are. They just weren't as good as them at the start of the season. The Dolphins and Jets are also going to be better than they were last season.

The AFC East also draws the AFC West and NFC West next season. It is very likely only one team from the AFC East will make the playoffs.

Jets have a severe lack of talent on offense. Miami is still probably a few years away from being competitive. If the Bills are better it's only marginal. I agree Pats are done as a dynasty but until the rest of that division finally takes it to the next level I can't say they are going to be non competitive

They just lost to a team who passed for 72 yards so I have to STRONG disagree with this. The Jets have a bad coach but they should be better than last season, the Dolphins were already competitive enough to beat them. They also have to play a first place schedule that includes games against Baltimore and Houston. They also play the Rams, Chiefs, Seahawks, and 49ers. It's over. I cannot see them winning a game against any of those six teams to say nothing of the rest.


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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2020, 02:57:00 PM »
It's just that the rest of the AFC east has been so bad for so long they gotta prove themselves. Like I said Bills are close but they still are a flawed team. Jets haven't made the playoffs in 10 years. Dolphins were trying to lose before realizing they had some players this season

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« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2020, 02:59:59 PM »
Jets were 7-9 in a year Darnold had mono. Not saying they don’t need to fix their line and prob get a new coach but I believe they got the right guy at QB and a good defense.

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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2020, 03:07:47 PM »
Pats are not done until Bill retires. Brady might be done, but I expect him to be back here next year and maybe more. Enjoy this post season Haters.

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« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2020, 03:10:30 PM »
Pats are not done until Bill retires. Brady might be done, but I expect him to be back here next year and maybe more. Enjoy this post season Haters.

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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2020, 03:20:30 PM »
Lots of Billsy stuff today.

-The kickoff TD that wasn’t
-The “blindside block”
-Delay of game not called
-3rd and 18 converted

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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2020, 03:30:39 PM »
This offseason is going to be probably the most important one for NE in, well, 20 years.  I for one think it would be much better to think of the long-term instead of pulling a Red Wings and trying to stretch out a dynasty past its expiration date (or half-assing a rebuild like the Red Sox are doing).  Their last few drafts have been pretty bad (Michel is inconsistent at best and the receivers haven't done much) and the defense is getting older.  Bill has never been shy about letting guys go in the past, so why would Brady be any different?

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« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2020, 04:26:58 PM »
Everything will come full circle when Bill becomes the Browns coach/gm next year.

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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2020, 07:20:45 PM »
Lots of Billsy stuff today.

-The kickoff TD that wasn’t
-The “blindside block”
-Delay of game not called
-3rd and 18 converted

Sigh.

You do know Buffalo didn't get called for a delay of game early on, right? Like, it sat at zero for two seconds then Allen called a timeout.

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« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2020, 11:01:32 PM »
Patriots aren't DONE but they aren't the Super Bowl year in/year out juggernaut they've been the past few seasons either. 909 ignoring what a fucking raw beast Derrick Henry was, pretty convenient.

Tannehill struggled and the Pats have had a renewed emphasis on the secondary since 2014 really when they took in Darrelle Revis and quickly followed him up with Stephon Gilmore. I think the emphasis on the secondary is to combat the Mahomes, Lamars, etc. in the passing game. I still think their defense is legitimate for next year and they have young guys in Chase Winovich and Ja'Whuan Bentley who look like the future at LB. The defense won't miss a beat next year IMO.

Patriots tried to go for a splashy WR in Antonio Brown and promptly got burned. They were using a friggin' LB as their starting FB, basically a 3rd string level nevermind the 5 kickers when Gostkowski went down. David Andrews was their QB at Center and they were down to James Ferentz, a 3rd string level guy there in the season too. I know I keep repeating how impactful the injuries to guys like Develin were but it simply can't just be brushed aside as nothing. It'd be like the Raiders relying on Eric Tomlinson as their starting TE and expecting the Raiders to be playoff bound from the outside looking in.

With all that said... Brady badly needs a TE and a field stretching TE at that. Belichick tried to get by with in-line blockers like LaCosse and Izzo and it failed pretty badly. The 90 year old corpse of Ben Watson was pretty much a bust despite some plays here and there throughout the year. McDaniels seemed to struggle in trying to figure out how to use James White & Rex Burkhead in the receiving game (I rarely saw any HB Wheel routes this season) while trying to protect Brady from dying in 2 seconds thanks to the left side of the line.

I don't think the Patriots are in too much trouble re: WRs as another year for N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers should help with depth. I'm also a bit high on Gunner Olszewski as the future Edelman. I think New England definitely goes for a few more veterans and tries to find a hit ala Donte Stallworth, Jabar Gaffney, or Danny Amendola in years past.

This season is all about the offensive make-over though and I expect a lot of rotation.