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Bills:

Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse for the Bills’ in the injury department, it appears they have:

http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-2/Bills-secondary-hit-with-big-plays-injuries/b536ea14-e0b7-4752-992d-f0af216d4c03

Fins:

There’s a new sheriff in Miami, and for the moment, he’s doing all the right things:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/23/3644904/greg-cote-tannehill-comes-of-age.html

Jets:

The Bills-Jets game was an ugly one, but Balil Powell shined:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-insider-powell-jets-running-article-1.1464504

Pats:

Just when it’d be easy to start getting down on the Patriots offense, they show some signs of life on Sunday:

http://www.csnne.com/blog/patriots-talk/brady-offense-show-signs-hope-win

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PatsFanInNH
PatsFanInNH

My fingers are tired from all the switching from Pat's-TB, golf tourney, Red Sox and NFL RedZone from 1pm-5pm EST.

PatsFanInNH
PatsFanInNH

After that last second win, Cleveland must be thinking why the hell do we have all these high priced players, like Joe Thomas.  Let's go for a complete redo and we may still be able to win enough to keep the fans from burning down the stadium.

iycedout
iycedout

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are are not among the teams that have called the Browns about LT Joe Thomas.

Related: DolphinsSource: Miami Herald Sep 23 - 11:29 A

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

@RapSheet

Seahawks: 3 wins. The other 5 NFC playoffs teams from last year (Packers, Vikings, Redskins, 49ers, Falcons): 3 wins

Nikvoodoo
Nikvoodoo

So what do Jets fans think of the Wild Cat still making appearances in your offensive package?

iycedout
iycedout

i want to see fins play a team with a good o and good d

i just dk where i put them - obv haven't watched them the same as fin fans - but i know the d is sick - i want to see where they stack up against a really good team

atl was a huge win and they are a good team just not balanced on both sides of the ball

Raat
Raat

@joeyboy790 Overreaction is the NY way....especially for the Jets.

iycedout
iycedout

@the hooded genius well gb got screwed again by a bad call by the refs allowing sf to replay a down which they scored on - so idk

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

"Feckin brilliant. If you're not in FG range, it's the best thing you can do."

-Sparano

iycedout
iycedout

@Nikvoodoo its worked a lot more than it hasn't this year - and its not w tebow so i don't mind it - its on obv runs in obv run situations - its fine for now

iycedout
iycedout

@joeyboy790 nobody could say it was a good performance - they looked good - penalties eliminated the good play by letting bills back in

finfan5357
finfan5357

yeah man falcons D was booty last year and this year....smh

iycedout
iycedout

@Raat @joeyboy790 not overreacting when we say we aren't as bad as all you and the media said we were

don't throw the overreacting back in our face...granted we haven't beenc hallenged often yet - that being said we were the worst team coming into the year so...

PatsFanInNH
PatsFanInNH

@iycedout @the hooded genius GB and Saints have the same issue Pat's had since '07/'08.  Lots of offense, but little defense.  It seems to me that you can have one (great offense) or the other (great defense) but not both.  I would assume the cap has a lot to do with that.

Nikvoodoo
Nikvoodoo

@joeyboy790 not really. Maybe 3 yards? The only thing that made those plays worth while was setting up for the pass play that got broken up. Beyond that it was the only running play that didn't work. 

iycedout
iycedout

@finfan5357 r u taking this as an insult? if u view atl as a great d - we disagre eon defenses and stregnth of them

iycedout
iycedout

@Raat @iycedout i agree - dk if NO's d is for real yet but they've been playing great under rob ryan

Raat
Raat

@iycedout @joeyboy790 According to the rankings that you love, in my opinion, they are still a team in the 20s....but like I always say....who cares about the rankings....2-1 is all you should care about.

Raat
Raat

@iycedout @Raat @joeyboy790 OK....but they played the Bills & TB....2 bottom feeders and a Pats team that has come back to the pack.  Hold onto the 'our d is sick' comment until you play a few good teams/games, etc.  That is an over reaction.

iycedout
iycedout

@Raat @iycedout @joeyboy790 i don't think so - i just think with all of you guys saying they are the worst - its funny

i think we are middle of the pack team - not the worst not the best

our d is sick though - and our o looks like it can actually move the ball consistently threw the air for the first time in 5 years

Raat
Raat

@iycedout @Raat @joeyboy790 I meant there is no middle ground....either the team is the best or worst in the league according to many fans.  Same with the Giants.

iycedout
iycedout

@PatsFanInNH @iycedout @the hooded genius saints d has been good this year under rob ryan - but we shall see - they stopped a healthy atl team but that's all they've been challenged w - i personally think they have no talent but scheme is everthing

iycedout
iycedout

@Nikvoodoo @iycedout was a great play from your cb on that one - as he was open and had the cb beat and the ball was a nice throw

finfan5357
finfan5357

@iycedout @finfan5357 well that surprises me. I guess giving up the 5th least points in the nfl can't even qualify you as a good D. 

everywhere mike nolan goes, the D is good.

iycedout
iycedout

@finfan5357 but they didn't give up a lot of ppg so idk - just don't view them as good

again agree to disagree

iycedout
iycedout

@finfan5357 @iycedout Abraham led team ins acks is gone...i don't view them as a good d man - i didn't think they were good last year either

finfan5357
finfan5357

@iycedout @finfan5357 you know how many games grimes played for them last year? 1.  

how many more than 1 game starters they lose last year? abraham? dunta robinson, vance walker. everyone else was a backup.

iycedout
iycedout

@finfan5357 they have a heavy turnover on defense if you haven't noticed lol - you are harboring one of their *best* players    - i don't view them as good but we'll agree to disagree - im not taking anything away fromt eh win just wanna see them against a good d

finfan5357
finfan5357

good d yes. they held the saints to 23, rams to 17 before a last 3 minutes TD. last year gave up the 5th least points in the NFL. they are good.

Raat
Raat

@iycedout @Raat In NO, the Saints will be heavy favorites....5-7 points is my guess.  Lets see how Tanney takes the next step....underdog vs. a good team in prime time. 

iycedout
iycedout

@hotsaucesteve @iycedout oo lol i know pathetic - not pathetic as it relates to Miami - just pathetic that 9ers got dominated at home by a team w a shaky d