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Breaking Down The Bills Schedule

The Bills will look to avenge last year's tough loss to the Jaguars, a game the 2016 Bills cannot afford to lose. (Getty Images)

The Bills will look to avenge last year’s tough loss to the Jaguars, a game the 2016 Bills cannot afford to lose. (Getty Images)

Evan Sally 

The final week of preseason is the football fan’s equivalent to a child on Christmas Eve. After months of planning and analyzing, after our season tickets are purchased, fantasy teams are drafted and suicide pools joined, NFL previews are read and preseason games are endured, now we wait. It’s the quiet before the storm that is the NFL season. As we try to kill a little time before Week 1 kicks off, it’s nice to take one more look at the schedule. Like glancing at the Maps app on your phone one last time before embarking on a trip, studying the schedule can help settle the inevitable nerves that pop up before the season starts. We know some parts of the trip will be bumpier than others, but at least we know there’s a path to get where we want to go, which in the case of the 2016 Buffalo Bills is the postseason. While the schedule has been incessantly analyzed since it’s release in mid-April, after weeks of training camp and preseason games now is the best time to get a true gauge on the Bills opponents before the season starts in earnest. Continue reading


Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 22: 9/18/15

Tyrod Taylor leads the Bills into his first game against Tom Brady and the rival Patriots.

Tyrod Taylor leads the Bills into his first game against Tom Brady and the rival Patriots.

Bills. Patriots. It’s the most hyped Bills game in years, and Mike, Evan and Steve lead off the show previewing the big game. How’s Rex going to deal with Gronk? How will Tyrod Taylor handle a Bill Belichick defense? What would a Bills win mean for the rest of the season? The guys finish up the show previewing a few of the big games around the NFL.

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Episode 6 Online

– The Hard Foul Team

Episode 6 of the Hard Foul Sports Podcast is up on Soundcloud and iTunes. Click on one of those tabs up top of this page and give us a listen. Evan, Mike, and Zach are back giving their thoughts on the Pats’ punishments, The Mike Babcock watch, NHL and NBA playoffs, and of course, the Hot Takes of the week. Give us a listen, and let us know what you think!

The Fall of the Patriots: Perception vs. Reality

– Evan Sally, Co-Founder

September 13th, 2007 is the day the Patriots’ dynasty ended. Yes, the Patriots haven’t lost more than 6 games in any of the 8 seasons since, including going 12-4 three times, 13-3 and 14-2 once each, and experiencing the only 16 win undefeated regular season in the history of the league. They’ve won the AFC East 7 out of 8 seasons, and made the Super Bowl 3 times in that span. They even won the Super Bowl in 2015 with a thrilling last-minute victory over the Seahawks. By almost every measure the Patriots organization has been a tower of success, a model for every other NFL franchise to follow. And yet, the Patriots dynasty ended on September 13th, 2007. That’s because it’s on that day that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out his punishment for the Patriots illegally filming the practices of their opponents, a controversy that came to be known as Spygate. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000, the organization was fined $250,000 and had their 2008 1st round pick taken from them.
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