Y Factors 2017: Patriots at Bills

-by DNOMN8R314

It didn’t arrive until December, but it’s finally time for a Pats-Bills game. What insanity could occur? Well…

Going down the only road I’ve ever known: In recent season, the Patriots have acquired several former Bills, and a few have played exceptionally well in their former home stadium. Last year’s standout was Chris Hogan, who notably burned Stephon Gilmore for a 53-yard touchdown. Hogan has already been ruled out, but New England has more former Bills in Gilmore, who has emerged as the Patriots’ top cornerback, and running back Mike Gillislee, who has unfortunately slumped and been a healthy scratch, but could see the field again depending on how well injured Patriots are currently recovering. Of course, no list of Buffalo returnees would be complete without Rob Gronkowski, who always seems to put on a show in front of his family.

Urgent emergence, see?: While the obvious stars of the Bills’ offense can be stated by any football fan, Buffalo has several other offensive players who are starting to emerge, perform well in their defined roles, or both. While the Patriots will obviously devote significant efforts to stopping running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Tyrod Taylor (who, of course, threw the Patriots’ most recent pick-six three years ago), rookie wideout Zay Jones is beginning to show his potential opposite ex-Eagle Jordan Matthews, and Charles Clay has been a longtime AFC East opponent with first Miami then Buffalo.

Mr. Grisgby…: With Nate Ebner lost for the season, new special teams signing Nicholas Grigsby will probably be thrown directly into the fire on New England’s third units. While he probably won’t take all of Ebner’s roles (particularly the punt protector, given Bill Belichick’s 690-word statement on the importance of that position), he should help keep some existing players in their current spots on special teams, allowing the entire unit to function more cohesively. Of course, Grigsby also received Rob Ninkovich’s old No. 50, so…

…and the stats of JIM: This week’s BoSoxJim TUMS-O-METER prediction — things to consider: 1) Still a few key injuries for the Pats, particularly on defense. 2) Tyrod Taylor is starting for the Bills, and combining the defensive injuries along with the Pats’ history of having issues with mobile QBs, it’s a shame the Bills didn’t have their “QB switch” experiment this week. 3) The Bills are still in the running for a wild card playoff spot. 4) The Pats once again need to keep pace with PIT, who play at CIN Monday night. 5) However, a Pats win here will just about sew up the AFC East. PREDICTION: 2 to 2 1/2 bottles.

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hugo #FreeBoney
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Colts/Bills box score looks like something out of a time capsule. 38 passing attempts COMBINED… in an OT game.

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Good night all…

Oh yeah… It’s GAMEDAY!!!!!!

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PoeBirds currently not in the playoffs.

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yes they are

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NBC has them at #7, behind the Bills.

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And ESPN has them switched, Who do you believe??? FAKE STATS!! 🙂

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they are still the number 6 seed

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Huh?? I thought there was time left??

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Steelers have gotten so lucky these last few games omg

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Game over.

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Would have been nice if he kept his feet inbounds.

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No catch.

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If they extend the field 5 yards that’s a catch

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Need a Flacco DPI now

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Leaving Brown 1 on 1 in that situation is a Marvin Lewis like move.

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Don’t forget that pees used to be the DC for the Pats.

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PIT 39 BAL 38

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Never send one of these AFC North teams to do your dirty work.

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And now they win it.

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HOW HOW HOW HOW do they let him constantly get open and not even double team him.

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Ravens are stupid.

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Field goal range

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Told you about brown

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are you serious

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LOL Lombardi——–>

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Please don’t Bengal this game, Ravens

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Bungle….

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Plenty of time and someone will fail to cover brown.

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Bad play calls this series.

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Harbaugh special.

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Run the ball? Run the clock?

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Still need to get a first down though.

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Fail.

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There’s all the time in the world left. 3:30 plus 3 TO and the two min warning. You need to drive down the field.

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I wanted 15-18 points from Bell. Now have 30.

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Enough.

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BAL 38 PIT 36

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They just let him walk in.

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MOAR BELL POINTZ!!

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NO!!

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Maybe someone should cover brown

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It would help.

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I hope they make it a two score game.

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Refs need to chill

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Should have flagged him for taking his helmet off too.

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He should have gotten one for taking his helmet off

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These calls are pathetic.

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Prince Ali had another good game!

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lol Davis with the suplex

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Sick of these commercials.

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call Roger

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Ha- no 2 points!!

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Yes!!!

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Another bad call…

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wow

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Hey… That’s Bell time. Dammit

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Little to no pressure on the rapist on that drive.

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Gross.

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Eh

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Crap. C’mon Ravens.

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Keep throwing like that Ben!!

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I guess Baltimore is going to blow it to

dyims
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Don’t they usually??

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Yeah lol

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Put all your receivers on the short side of the field, brilliant.

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Stupid Ravens.