No Peyton Manning. Cam Newton, until today's game anyways, looked like Tom Brady, who...looked Not like Tom Brady today-4 interceptions in one game. A number he had ALL of last season.
The Buffalo Bills pulled the rabbit out of a hat today to come from a 21-0 deficit and beat the New England Patriots 34-31. The Detroit Lions came from a 20-0 deficit to beat the Minnesota Vikings in overtime.
Buffalo vs Detroit in SuperBowl XLVI.........um, I don't buy that!!! Only in Bills and Lions fans, maybe.
This is turning out to be a wild and wacky NFL football season. Teams are winning who are not expected to win and teams are losing who are not suppose to lose.
I dont know about the summary but it has indeed been a wacky season. But for the Lions they were expected to be an 8 and 8 or 9 and 7 team this year. I dont believe anyone has them predicted for the Super Bowl though but potential playoff via wildcard maybe.
Another example would be the Vikings. They werent expected to be all that and they really arent all that. They look terrible. Hopefull they will kill the Donovan McNabb experiment soon.
But the Bills? Yeah I agree... Where di this come from and Cam Newon??? Wasnt he supposed to be the next Vick, Vince, Young, scramble to victory QB that never lives to the hype in the NFL? I will give hime credit... He has been looking good.
Don't get me started on Bills/Pats game. I was inventing new cuss words after the second interception... by the fourth I had ripped the arms off the couch.
I don't know why the Pats didn't just hand the Bills the ball and walk off the damn field.
The Bills are not that big of a surprise they have a pretty darn good team - all though the could easily be 1-2 with the close calls against the Raiders and the Patriots - Detroit on the other hand - that is shocking.
if you've paid attention to both teams the past 3 years this is no surprise to you. Fitzpatrick has gotten much better and he knows his system like the back of his hand. The Lions have been adding key guyd on both sides of the ball and filling voids!
I think they finally got a head coach and front office that "gets it". For the past decade the Bills have been a team that has tried to compete for the playoffs and rebuild at the same time. They'd give head coaches a season or two and then fire them for not getting results. Now they seem to understand that you have to actually commit to rebuilding, and that usually means a humbling season or two where they only win a handful of games. The Bills were close to being a good team last season, despite the overall record. They lost more close games than any team in the NFL (including 3 OT losses), and with a little luck they could have easily had 9 wins. Most of that team carried over to this season intact, and they are really gelling now, especially on offense. The defense is still young and has had some injuries.
The key to the Lions success is getting rid of Matt Millen as GM. Apparently you can build a good team around top draft picks, but not when you pick a wide receiver or quarterback every year. In fact, 1st round wide receivers often underperform because they lack the work ethic necessary in the NFL. They were used to blowing by defenses in college, and they think their natural ability will make them NFL superstars. It won't. 7th round guys like Stevie Johnson of the Bills work harder because they know they have to prove something to the coaches just to make the roster. When the Lions drafted Suh in 2010 I predicted they would make the playoffs within a couple years. Suh is going to be the cornerstone of that defense for a long time, and opponents are terrified of him.
Ain't it the truth? Who'd of thought the Lions would be 3 - 0 and the Colts 0 - 3? Looks like it's gonna be a very interesting season.
I'm so used to the Lions being terrible that it's hard to believe they've won three games. Good for them. I'm pleasantly surprised by the Raiders and 49ers. The Raiders are pretty fun to watch and the 49ers are really limiting the mistakes with just one int on the year.
Hope to make it home on time to watch MNF...
Something like this happens every year. It's still very early and you can't predict what will happen with injuries, or how these teams will deal with the pressure of their early success. That said, I think they've both put together solid teams. They both play in tough divisions, so the odds of both teams making the playoffs are slim.
The KC chiefs were 3-0 at this point last season.
The Chiefs also had an insanely easy schedule last year and that was the only reason they made the playoffs. They beat a winless Bills team 13-10 in overtime in KC, which should have been a sign that they were much worse than their record indicated. Another sign was when they got blown out the first week of the playoffs.
I still thank Buffalo is in show me mode. We will see on Sunday if they are able to dispose of the Bengals, which they should do although the Bengal defense is 3rd in the NFL right now. I believe the Lions are the better team between the two. The Lions are solid on both sides of the ball. I admit the win last week was great for the Bills but does it lead to a meltdown?
I'm not buying Bills and Lions in the Super Bowl either. I'm not buying the Bills in the playoffs actually. They will finish 9-7 and play spoiler to some teams, but I do think the Lions are for real if Johnson and Stafford stay healthy. People say they can't run the ball effectively, but they are 13th in the league in time of possession, which means they are keeping the other team off the field. They proved they can score quickly so if they can put a game together and play 60 solid minutes, I think they can play with anyone. I think Buffalo is still a little spotty in areas.
Brady threw four picks cause he tried to throw the ball down the field. You notice he's efficient when Belichick has him throwing 8 to 10 yard slants, outs, and hitches. He's an average QB in a great system.
An average quarterback will never throw 50 touchdowns in any system. Just saying
I called that Bengal/Bills game boys. Wonder if the Bills rebound next week?
by Road Trip Amy 8 years ago
Who do you think will finish this season as the worst team in the NFL?As an Eagles fan of many years, I'm dismayed by their prospects this year (at this very moment, they are struggling to beat the Lions. The Lions! Bleh. Anyway, I'm hoping some other team (e.g., Oakland or the...
by Richard Ricky Hale 7 years ago
The Lions are now losers of two straight and Matthew Stafford says he is fine after tweaking his ankle. Detroit still has two games against Green Bay and play the Bears one more time. Are they in trouble? Is their game against the Broncos now a must win game?
by mosaicman 7 years ago
I am a huge Buffalo Bills fan. I saw a book commemorating their 50th Anniversay. Seeing the book brought this question to my mind. It's tough but I think the five greatest Bills are:1. Jim Kelly2. Bruce Smith3. OJ Simpson4. Thurman Thomas5. Jack Kemp
by mosaicman 6 years ago
What year will the Buffalo Bills finally win the Superbowl?
by tony0724 8 years ago
Atlanta ? Pittsburgh ? The Eagles ? The Pats ? Or somebody else ?
by K Partin 9 years ago
This might have been posted already, I'm curious what you think. Sad situation for Lion fans!!
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