NFL: Buffalo Bills will be in the playoffs in 2014 if…

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The team known for circling the wagons would love to finally make a stop.

It’s been way too long since we have seen the Buffalo Bills in the NFL playoffs. The season was 1999 and the game was a 22-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, also known as the “Music City Miracle.”

That was far too long but not in a galaxy far, far away. And seemingly for the first time in more than a decade, there’s more excitement surrounding the football team than the chicken wing industry in the city of Buffalo.

Of course, getting back to the postseason is far easier said than done, especially for the club that has become quite accustomed to finishing last in its division. But head coach Doug Marrone has a lot of potentially electrifying performers to work with, most notably on the offensive of the football. The big play could become very vogue in upstate New York this fall.

Sprinkle in a little defensive improvement by the club and instead of talking about the Bills playing a little extra football in August (via the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game), we could extend that conversation into January.

This is the ninth part of a 32-team series in which we’ll look at the “if, and & but’s” of each team’s chances to make the postseason.

That’s because Buffalo will (finally) reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999…

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