Micah Hyde: Bills are embracing the underdog role

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The Bills are a surprising 3-1 this season, but they’re an even more surprising 4-0 against the spread. People keep picking against them, and they keep exceeding expectations.

Bills safety Micah Hyde said on PFT Live that the Bills, who have beaten the favored Broncos and favored Falcons the last two weeks, are enjoying everyone picking against them.

“We like going places being the underdog, having that underdog role. We know what we have to do week in and week out to get wins and stay focused,” Hyde said. “We’re going to be counted out plenty more times this year and that’s not going to change our mindset of what we’ve got to do going into the game.”

Hyde, who is the NFL’s co-leader in interceptions with three this season, said he thinks people are going to keep picking against the Bills all year. He may be right: The 3-1 Bills are underdogs again on Sunday against the 1-3 Bengals.

39 responses to “Micah Hyde: Bills are embracing the underdog role

  1. It looked like the Bills were tanking when they traded away Darby and Watkins before the season started but they are playing hard and winning games now that the season is here. Bills are doing everything but tanking!!!

  2. As a Lions fan, I’ve watched a lot of Micah Hyde. He can play outside CB, nickel CB, and FS. Very solid player who continues to be under appreciated. Wanted the Lions to sign him in free agency. Good luck Bills! Keep it going.

  3. It appeared that the Bills were going to tank. There is no need to now, they have a good team and a nice bundle of picks. If the offense can keep it up…..

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    Apparently the Bills are ready to bring in the ring design people. However, it might be prudent to wait until the two December games against those pesky Patriots have been played. Now that New England has been officially eliminated from playoff competition, Belichick may embrace the spoilers role.
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  5. I’m a Viking fan, but it’s great to see Buffalo doing well. Those long-suffering fans deserve to finally see a winner. Now if only Cleveland could turn things around…

  6. We’ve been here before, good start but haven’t won anything. Keep the focus and keep going. Getting by Cincy this week would be huge!! Very impressed so far with the coaching staff.

  7. Eric Draven says:

    October 5, 2017 at 7:54 am

    58 seasons of futility and counting
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    Confucius says: Better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

  8. Every season there is always a team by week 4-5 that has a winning record that wasn’t suppose to have one. And every season by week 10 the wheels have come off and that team ends up where they belonged.

    This year, that team is probably the Bills.

  9. It is going to be tough for the Bills to keep this up. But I am impressed with the amount of fight and resourcefulness they are showing. And Michah Hyde is proving to be a great FA signing!

  10. Eric Draven says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:54 am
    58 seasons of futility and counting
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    the ignorance shows, as does the lack of the google..AFL champs 1964 & 65, but troll on!

  11. Kelly’s Chronicles says:
    October 5, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I’m a Packers fan but I would tip my hat to the long suffering loyal Bills and Browns fans if/when their teams could find some success. Their fans certainly have earned it.

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    I’m with you, on all counts and I believe Micah Hyde will be a pretty big part of that for the Bills, as will JC Tretter for the Browns.

  12. What a mirage..They beat Atlanta without Jones and Sanu at WR. LOL

    They’ll probably lose to Cincy this weekend and it will all come crashing down as it always does for the Sept Champions.

  13. nfella says:
    October 5, 2017 at 8:49 am
    Every season there is always a team by week 4-5 that has a winning record that wasn’t suppose to have one. And every season by week 10 the wheels have come off and that team ends up where they belonged.

    This year, that team is probably the Bills.

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    There are a handful of teams like that right now, as there is every year.

    Buffalo is one of them, obviously.

    I would say their D is pretty good, but their fans will wildly overrate it. They played a feeble Denver offense at home and then played Atl without Jones or Sanu in the lineup.

    Talk about easy match ups.

  14. gjv001 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:00 am
    The 2017 Bills are a group of scrappy never give up no-name players. Really fun to watch.

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    Your team is 4 games in. We’ve seen this for years and years. Be happy you had an easy schedule to start the year in terms of what kind of offensive personnel your team has had to deal with.

    My goodness..Why do you people do this to yourselves? Isn’t it painful?

  15. billsbackto81 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 8:47 am
    Eric Draven says:

    October 5, 2017 at 7:54 am

    58 seasons of futility and counting
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    Confucius says: Better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

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    What on earth are you talking about here? When was the last time the BIlls even sniffed a wild card spot?

  16. ok tylawpick6 I guess it didn’t matter the Bills lost their #1 WR, starting outside LB, and starting corner during that game while missing the starting LT and DE before the game even started. Yawn.

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:42 am
    What a mirage..They beat Atlanta without Jones and Sanu at WR. LOL

    They’ll probably lose to Cincy this weekend and it will all come crashing down as it always does for the Sept Champions.
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    hey ya know you should focus on Tampa… because you might be facing a 2 game hole in the AFC East race…. just saying, I’d be a little worried We’ll take care of business, you mind yours

  18. Really? are Bills fans wildly optimistic??? I think just excited to have a regime with a plan and an identity…this year is pure gravy if they keep playing well….so far this is the best tank job I’ve seen. Our offense is limited, so we’ll see how far we can go. BTW pats trolls here enjoy Gilmore and the excuses….it really is the only thing consistent in his game. Hogan was a nice scoop, but Gilmore lolz

  19. tylawpick6 says:What a mirage..They beat Atlanta without Jones and Sanu at WR. LOL

    They’ll probably lose to Cincy this weekend and it will all come crashing down as it always does for the Sept Champions.
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    You know what’s sad is if they beat Cincy you’ll be the first one to post, “Wow they beat a 1-3 team that isn’t very good!” No Jones or Sanu blah blah, No offense in Denver blah blah, The Jets, really! blah blah. You’re a lot more tolerable when your team is dominating, but right now not so much.

  20. cheek2vegas says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:53 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:42 am
    What a mirage..They beat Atlanta without Jones and Sanu at WR. LOL

    They’ll probably lose to Cincy this weekend and it will all come crashing down as it always does for the Sept Champions.
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    hey ya know you should focus on Tampa… because you might be facing a 2 game hole in the AFC East race…. just saying, I’d be a little worried We’ll take care of business, you mind yours

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    As a Pats fan we have done so much winning over the past 16 years that I am actually looking forward to a little adversity. Regardless of what happens in the future….nobody can ever take away the success we have seen and enjoyed.

    Go Pats

  21. nhpats says:
    October 5, 2017 at 9:49 am
    Underdogs? The Bills are #2 in the power rankings. They are favorites!

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    yep!

    and pats fans love it!

    lol!

  22. No one including Bills fans expected a start to the season like this and most level headed fans are cautiously optimistic. It’s been a long time since we’ve experienced this type of discipline and competence in our football team and front office. We know there’s not enough offense to sustain a playoff push though a WC spot is very possible with a few breaks. But we as Bills fans are enthused about the future. You can say all you want about the current record fluke or not but there is no denying that the management pieces are in place to build a quality team starting with a eye on quality scheme fitting players and 6 picks in the first 3 rounds next draft. It’s fun to watch your team experience play good football win or lose. Just like I’m sure its tough to watch your team when so much dominance was expected and its not coming up roses. The Pats will be in the picture again, there’s too much offense not to be. What’s sad is most of their bitter fans can’t appreciate a division rival finally getting a clue. God forbid there would actually be a little resistance en route to another AFCE title. GO BILLS!!

  23. corkspop says:
    October 5, 2017 at 10:32 am
    I see how the Bills were underdogs to Denver and Atlanta. But the Bengals? Really???

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    The Bills offense still sucks. They scored 3 points vs Carolina and haven’t put up much past 20 points otherwise.

    I also see them talking about how McDermott’s D is “simpler”, which is just what I was saying. That won’t hold up over 16 games.

  24. aarons444 says:
    October 5, 2017 at 11:10 am
    the whole turd bay defense will be lucky to have 3 ints all year! thanks ted!
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    They had 2 last Thursday…………………

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    They also only have 1 sack and are starting 3 back up LBs tonight vs the Pats offense.

  25. What’s hilarious about these Pats trolls, is that they’ll be the first to tell you how bad the Bills are, but that defense of there’s will make Tyrod look like an All-Pro after he throws for 300+ on them, twice. If anybody should be circling games on the calendar, it’s the Patriots, the Bills schedule is modest the rest of the way, NE, not so much.

  26. tylawpick6 says: I also see them talking about how McDermott’s D is “simpler”, which is just what I was saying. That won’t hold up over 16 games.
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    Is it any “simpler” than the defense of the team ranked #32 in the NFL? Any idea which team that distinction belongs to?

  27. Pats fans confuse their team, which is good, with themselves who are insufferable…. except for Harrisonhits..his takes are typically on point…tylawpick6 not so much

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