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Some Optimism - Only Two Teams Are Perfect Right Now

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So, we're not the only team that legit look like a dumpster fire. 

To put everything in perspective, many "unstoppable" teams were given a huge challenge today in plenty of upsets. Only two teams currently are perfect:

  • Falcons - Should be 1-2 if it weren't for lucky, lucky breaks. Lions should've slammed in that throw from the 2 yard line, and the Bears dropped nearly every pass to the endzone when they were throwing to the endzone. Their offense only looked good against a terrible Packers defense. Otherwise, both sides of the ball were making mistakes and not looking as good on the other games.
  • Chiefs - Okay these guys are legit.

And now for the rest of the league:

  • Tampa got demolished by the Vikings offensively and defensively. Jameis Winston threw a good amount of picks, and were dominated nearly all game.
  • The Texans almost upset the Patriots, exposing their terrible defense. Unlike NO, the Patriots weakness is the front seven rather than secondary. That should help our offense out, though I said the same thing this weekend.
  • Bears upset the Steelers, throwing only one pass the whole game.
  • Redskins smothering the Raiders offensively and defensively. 
  • The Broncos were upset by a Bills team the Panthers just shut out last week.
  • Jets just upset the Dolphins. The worst team on paper got an actual dub and 20 points.
  • The Rams are good.
  • The Seahawks suck. 
  • The Giants suck. 
  • The Cowboys suck.
  • The Chargers suck.

So, we're 2-1. It's not the end of the world. We still have a chance against a bad defense next week too. Think of it as "Saints round 2." 

Hopefully, changes are made and the Panthers take their wake-up call seriously. We have a chance. That defensive performance is an anomaly, and this time running the ball against the Patriots front seven will actually work!

Just some optimism to clear out some of the pessimism plaguing this board right now.

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10 minutes ago, Saca312 said:

Yep. That's also true.

That's actually not true seeing that we settled for 3 multiple times, at least three times inches away from getting 7 (to Benjamin, Shepard (great plays by Poyer), and a bad miss by Cam to CMC).  We didn't play as bad as people think vs Buffalo, especially in the first half, there were just relatively few possessions in that game as a whole (and McD does know us very well after all).

I just honestly think people's give a damn meter is on empty based on our insane mismanagement of Cam, insane officiating, and now politics/PC/disrespect to what many hold very sacred entering the fray.

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While I will give you the Bears game, the Falcons totally dominated the Lions today and it wouldn't have been close without WR-aided (and tipped) picks. Both wins were also on the road. 

I'm on board with the thesis that outside of the Chiefs, no team has really separated from the pack, however. 

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If you learned anything from today , it's that high tier QBs always eat our defenses alive and we still can't do jack on offense . The Patriots are much better than the Saints and it's an away game. Should be a blowout unless we find can find a way to score multiple Touchdowns 

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Normally 2-1 would be considered a good start.

I think it's different this year. Cam has played below his capabilities for the last year, no matter what underlying factors have led to his struggles. And for the D to show weakness today as well, there is little reason to feel comfortable with our winning record through week 3.

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15 minutes ago, Borat said:

While I will give you the Bears game, the Falcons totally dominated the Lions today and it wouldn't have been close without WR-aided (and tipped) picks. Both wins were also on the road. 

I'm on board with the thesis that outside of the Chiefs, no team has really separated from the pack, however. 

To be fair, I didn’t watch the whole Falcons game. I just went off seeing Matt ryan’s interceptions, a few comments from other analysts, and seeing the final few drives from the Lions. I’ll rewatch it so I can reassess that.

But yes, I’d say no one’s separated themselves as clear contenders aside the Chiefs so far.

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9 minutes ago, Pantha-kun said:

If you learned anything from today , it's that high tier QBs always eat our defenses alive and we still can't do jack on offense . The Patriots are much better than the Saints and it's an away game. Should be a blowout unless we find can find a way to score multiple Touchdowns 

Their defense was worse than the Saints according to DVOA going into this weekend. Their offense will be the big issue.

 

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46 minutes ago, *FreeFua* said:

We should also be 1-2

No we shouldn't. If you are going to say the Bills should have won, that ignores the fact that Cam missed a wide open 5 yard pass to McCaffery. We should have been up enough that the last drive by Buffalo should have been meaningless.

We should be 2-1 and are 2-1. It's not a happy 2-1, but Buffalo didn't outplay us in any way. If KB is out for a while, it will be a short lived above .500 record as our offense won't be able to keep up with NE, Detroit or Philly.

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