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    Still cant win close games.

    Last year, we were 12-7 counting playoffs. All of our losses except 1 were by 7 points or less.

    In the 12 that we won, the smallest margin of victory was 12 points.

    Its a small sample size, but this year is playing out the same way. Our two victories were blowouts. Our one loss was by less than a field goal.

    I know, I know the heat, the injuries

    But, we lost to NE in the snow game last year, and we proved in the playoffs that we were clearly the superior team. The weather is the same for both teams. We cant be the were better than you as long as the weather is comfortable team.

    McD and Josh need to figure out how to close out these close ones.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    It's a concern I agree. They need to get over that hump.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Last year is gone. different personnel playing today. Different play caller. I think it’s just that we usually don’t have close games.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Better to be in close games and lose them than to have no chance (like most Bills victories).

    Just think over the past 3+ years the Bills could have won almost every game but 2 or 3.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Not overly concerned. They were playing with 3rd string guys on defense, and their o-line was down to the last guy they had dressed.

    Let's hope they get healthy quickly, though, or Josh is going to get killed.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    You guys really did not think the Bills were going to win all 17 games, did you? Turn the page, prepare for Ravens. The Dolphins will fall back to earth hard.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by swiper View Post
    You guys really did not think the Bills were going to win all 17 games, did you? Turn the page, prepare for Ravens.
    I love these types of apologists.

    If this trend continues, they lose one of every three.

    The Dolphins will fall back to earth hard.
    Probably thursday night.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Historian View Post
    I love these types of apologists.

    If this trend continues, they lose one of every three.
    Dear sir, it will never be 100 degrees and high humidity again. So do not fear.

    They can still go 16-1.

    The refs, the heat (for which they were poorly prepared for), the injuries and some other issues all allowed this to happen. It was just an off day.

    I started to get the bad feeling when Bass missed a FG that he never misses.

    No one's apologizing for anything. Those are the facts. And that McKenzie should have run straight for the sideline and he didn't.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by swiper View Post
    You guys really did not think the Bills were going to win all 17 games, did you? Turn the page, prepare for Ravens. The Dolphins will fall back to earth hard.
    If there’s anyone who didn’t expect them to win every game, it’s me.

    Point is, at some point we have to win some of these games with adversity. We will never win a SB if we can only win games where everything goes our way.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    If your roster is stacked and you aren't winning at least 50% of games that come down to a late possession you are doing something very wrong.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    The "can't win close games" point relies on picking your sample. If you pick the last seven one score games, you'll find what you want, an 0-7 record. If you go to the last three years, Allen's full career, or the McDermott era, the argument doesn't hold.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oaf View Post
    The "can't win close games" point relies on picking your sample. If you pick the last seven one score games, you'll find what you want, an 0-7 record. If you go to the last three years, Allen's full career, or the McDermott era, the argument doesn't hold.
    Uh huh, but when I do stuff like that, I get told that the past doesn't matter- what matters is what's happening now. And what's happening now is that we have no ability to win close games.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    If the Pegulas are "on vacation on their new Super Mega Yacht" to NOT hold McD accountable for the 13 second loss, they as sure as Hell are NOT going to hold him accountable for a bunch of close game losses this year.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    136 out of 272 games were "close" last year. Definition of close is down 1 to 8 points in 4th Q with an opportunity to come back and win the game. Numbers below by Scott

    https://captaincomeback.blog/2022/01...-game-summary/

    Can't win them all folks.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingJofNYC View Post
    136 out of 272 games were "close" last year. Definition of close is down 1 to 8 points in 4th Q with an opportunity to come back and win the game. Numbers below by Scott

    https://captaincomeback.blog/2022/01...-game-summary/

    Can't win them all folks.
    According to that, we were 1-5 in close games, worst in the league. No, we can't win them all. But we have to find a way to win the ones that aren't blowouts.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    If there’s anyone who didn’t expect them to win every game, it’s me.

    Point is, at some point we have to win some of these games with adversity. We will never win a SB if we can only win games where everything goes our way.
    Well do not be surprised if the Bills lose two in a row. The Ravens are at home. Looks like there will be very bad weather. And Lamar Jackson is on fire.

    I'm not rooting against the Bills. Just being realistic.

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    Re: Still cant win close games.

    Quote Originally Posted by swiper View Post
    Well do not be surprised if the Bills lose two in a row. The Ravens are at home. Looks like there will be very bad weather. And Lamar Jackson is on fire.

    I'm not rooting against the Bills. Just being realistic.
    Also I spent a lot of money on tickets so of course they'll lose.

    It's just annoying that we're ceding every bad weather game regardless of whether it's too hot or too cold.

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