Which fast food joint most accurately represents your NFL team?

Nov 20, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) gets a hand on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Steelers won 24-9. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) gets a hand on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Steelers won 24-9. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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JACKSONVILLE, FL – JANUARY 07: Fans hold up a sign before the start of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on January 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL – JANUARY 07: Fans hold up a sign before the start of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on January 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /

Buffalo Bills – Carl’s Jr.

Carl’s Jr. is not fooling anyone. I’m not even sure they’re trying to fool anyone at this point. Everyone knows that Carl’s Jr. is Hardee’s. They are owned by the same company, they have roughly the same menu. They are the same restaurant. Fans of Carl’s Jr. have spent way too much time defending their favorite fast food chain. Just accept that you are Hardee’s and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Buffalo, you are the Carolina Panthers. And there is nothing wrong with that. The Panthers have been a consistent franchise ever since Ron Rivera took over and Cam Newton was drafted in 2011. The Panthers have made the playoffs in four out of the last five years.

Prior to this year, the last time the Bills made the playoffs, the world was still worried about Y2K.

Buffalo has the best coordinator in Panthers history, their former assistant GM, and a handful of their former players. Their style of play is similar and their results were similar this season. They are the AFC Carolina Panthers. And that’s fine. Again, the Panthers are a good football team.

I respect the Bills for copying a team like the Panthers instead of the Patriots. Everyone wants to be like McDonald’s but no one can be McDonald’s. There is no risk in trying to be like McDonald’s. Only failure. Hardee’s though? That’s a risk that can pay huge dividends. The Bills are reaping the benefits of having so many ex-Panthers who were part of a Super Bowl roster two seasons ago.

They found their Paris Hilton. Now, they will build a statue of him in front of the stadium.