Sunday, December 8, 2013
Broncos -13 v Titans
Chiefs -3 @ Redskins
Raiders +3 @ Jets
Eagles -2.5 v Lions
Ravens -7 v Vikings
Coast 31-32-2 Best Bet 5-8
Saints -3.5 v Panthers
Redskins +3 v Chiefs
Raiders +3 @ Jets
Colts+7 @ Bengals
Rams +5 @ Cardinals
Wreck 36-29 Best Bet 7-6
Steelers -3.5 v Dolphins
Titans +13 @ Broncos
Colts+7 @ Bengals
Colts @ Bengals under 43.5
Bills @ Buccaneers over 43
Thursday, December 5, 2013
As the many thousands of you have heard (or will hear) on this week's podcast, I am not giving up hope on the playoffs. Utilizing the ESPN NFL playoff machine (maybe the only great thing the 4 letter network has produced besides Grantland in the past 15 years) I picked every game over the next three weeks, being very realistic, and if the Bills win their next three (I know, I know...) they COULD be in 6th heading into Foxboro. He is how:
Currently it is looking very bleak, obviously, sitting at 4-8 and behind a whole mess of teams. Here are the important games and my picks, beginning in week 14:
Browns at Patriots: Patriots
Raiders at Jets: Raiders (come on, is there a worst team in the league than the NY-A right now?)
Dolphins at Steelers: Steelers
Bills at Bucs: Bills
Vikings at Ravens: Ravens
Titans at Broncos: Broncos
Giants at Chargers: Giants (this is a dicey one, I know, but the Chargers suck)
After week 14, the Bills would be 5-8, 2 games behind the Ravens who hold 6th place at 7-6. Miami and Pittsburgh sit at 6-7. Also at 5-8 are the Jets, Raiders, Chargers and Titans.
Chargers at Broncos: Broncos
Patriots at Dolphins: Dolphins (because New England struggles in Miami)
Bills at Jags: Bills
Chiefs at Raiders: Raiders
Jets at Panthers: Panthers
Arizona at Tennessee: Tennessee
Bengals at Steelers: Bengals (this could end up being a huge game when it is all said and done)
Ravens at Lions: Lions (this is another game that is a must loss for Baltimore)
After week 15, the Ravens still sit in 6th at 7-7 with the Dolphins also at 7-7 (who lost to Baltimore). The Bills, Raiders, Steelers and Titans all sit at 6-8 just one game back.
Dolphins at Bills: Bills
Titans at Jags: Jags (this is a HUGE game also...Jags are playing better, and, well, Fitz plays QB for Tennessee)
Steelers at Packers: Steelers...although if Rodgers is back this could swing and a Packer win would be huge for the Bills
Patriots at Ravens: Patriots...obviously, this is a must lose for Baltimore...but by the way New England has destroyed us over the past 13 years they will probably lose to Baltimore to eliminate us and then beat us by 35 week 17.
After week 16, if all of the above happens, the Buffalo Bills will be in 6th place at 7-8. Miami, Baltimore and Pittsburgh will also be 7-8, but with tiebreakers the Bills will be in 6th and controlling their own destiny.
Hey, you never know...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
No movement for this turd burger of a team:
"C.J. Spiller had 131 total rushing yards before contact Sunday, the fourth-highest total by a running back this season. Spiller's 140 yards between the tackles was a season high."
Prisco pulling no punches, the Bills drop five spots
"They might want to work on fumbling drills. How does that happen against Atlanta?"
Walt wins the day yet again with some poignant commentary:
"I have no idea how the Bills blew that game. They should have beaten Atlanta. But hey, at least Ralph Wilson profited off another game in Toronto.
Can we all vote that having a team play its home games in Canada is a stupid idea? The Bills are now 1-4 in Toronto, and some a**hole in the stands kept blowing an annoying horn throughout the first half. Hopefully the Canadian authorities found that douche and took all of his vanilla pudding away."
Rob Ford blast and no change:
"In defense of Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler, Mayor Rob Ford was spotted with some of the game balls after devouring a basket of greasy chicken wings."
Yahoo! Sports 22:
The Bills are moved up two spots after a loss, nice.
"That’s what happens when you sell out your home-field advantage for Toronto games. They probably beat the Falcons on Sunday if the game was at Buffalo and not on a neutral field."
Fox Sports 25:
One spot drop:
"The Bills had their second-highest point total of the season but had back-to-back fumbles that cost them the game."
Little or no movement this week with one site moving the Bills up and the rest leaving them the same or dropping a spot or two. This might be the last week of these rankings cause the Bills blow.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Of course the Bills would lose to a team playing for nothing after being up 14 early, 7 late and driving for the win in the 4th and overtime. Oh how very Bills of them.
This team isn't any different than any other year with any other defense, coach, QB, WR or coordinators. This was the definition of an easy must win and the team folded like they always have the last 14 years.
Blame? Sure. The secondary blows. Steph Gilmore's next big play will be his first. He's the most overrated player on the team and it isn't even close. This team simultaneously ressurrected the careers of not one but two guys (White, Jackson) and invented another (smith). When they had to get off the field they couldnt. Just like always.
Then again the offense always fucks up at the end and gives the other team the ball in BUF territory to win. The fumble by Stevie Johnson did cost the team the game but at least he was trying to make a play. The more egregious fumble was resident bum Scott Chandler just getting the ball knocked out of his hands.
Dont blame the refs. There are awful calls that go both ways in every game. It may seem like more go against the Bills but they dont.
Why would anyone let the opposing team have an extra crack at the endzone inside the twenty with less than 2 minutes left and the team needs a touchdown? Classic loser coaching decision by a loser coach from the big east. Of course they are going to throw the ball up in the end zone and hope for PI. Thats how the games go!
As per usual the Bills suck you back in just to stomp on you. EJ played decent, cut Stevie Johnson, fire Hacket, find a real tight end, get another linebacker, hope for 9-7 next year being enough for a wildcard.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Steve 27-32-1 Best Bet 7-5
Broncos @ Chiefs over 49
Colts -4 v Titans
Seahawks -5 v Saints
Gaints @ Redskins over 46
Jaguars +7 @ Browns
Coast 31-27-2 Best Bet 5-7
Bills -3.5 v Falcons
Rams +8.5 v 49ers
Buccaneers +7.5 @ Panthers
Chiefs +6 v Broncos
Titans +4 @ Colts
Wreck 35-25 Best Bet 7-5
Rams +8.5 v 49ers
Jets -2 v Dolphins
Bears +1 @ Vikings
Saints +5 @ Seahawks
Bills v Falcons @ Toronto over 48
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Bills leap frog the Browns and move up a spot yet still are behind the Jets, hmm.
"Buffalo had a plus-4 turnover margin in the Week 11 win over the Jets. The Bills hadn't posted a plus-4 since Week 16 of 2011 against Denver."
No movement after the bye but still a few spots behind the Jets AND the Browns, ouch.
"It's all about EJ Manuel's improvement in the last five games. They need to build on that."
Fox Sports 24:
Buffalo took a major step backward during the bye falling two spots, they are also behind the Jets and Dolphins. Literally all Billick did this week was put the teams in order of their schedule. Does he get paid?
"The Bills have a favorable three-game stretch with the Falcons, Bucs and Jags on the horizon."
Walterfootball doesn't give us much this week except dropping the Bills two spots:
"22. Buffalo Bills (4-7). Previously: #20 "
No movement after the bye and evidently the D&B story still has legs:
"I wonder if any of the Bills players made a bye-week trip to Dave & Buster’s?"
Yahoo! Sports 24:
Three spot plummet while being idle yet optimism:
"With their schedule, I'm still not ruling out the Bills being 8-7 going into the finale and hoping the Patriots have their playoff seeding locked up."
Average spot 23.8 with 3 sites moving the Bills down lower in their rankings after the bye, one up and two in the same position. Huh? And how are the Jets ahead in all but one?