The Buffalo Bills must be taken serious as contenders in the AFC now.
With a 7-2 record through nine games, the Buffalo Bills are an undeniably great team in 2020.
Buffalo defeated the visiting Seattle Seahawks to the tune of 44-34 on Sunday afternoon in Orchard Park. Though the usually strong defense of Sean McDermott had its issues in this game, keep in mind Buffalo was going up with an NFL MVP candidate at quarterback in Russell Wilson.
What Sunday illustrated to us is Buffalo is talented, can win in multiple ways and is a contender.
Buffalo is now expected to host and win a home playoff game in January
What has been remarkable about the Bills this season has been their ability to score in bunches. Quarterback Josh Allen has played outstanding ball at times in his third season out of Wyoming. Having a true No. 1 receiving target in Stefon Diggs certainly helps, as does having a future NFL head coach in Brian Daboll calling plays.
Regardless, Buffalo is a dark horse to win the AFC.
With the way the Bills are playing this season, no division rival will catch them in the AFC East standings. We are on the precipice of seeing the first Bills’ home playoff game since 1996. As a virtual lock to win the AFC East, Buffalo will be at worst the No. 3 in the AFC, probably behind the North and West champion in some order. The Bills are right where they want to be.
Buffalo is both good and underrated, the perfect combination to win big in January. Which AFC team honestly wants to try its luck on the road in Orchard Park this winter? Not only will the weather be a huge factor in the Bills’ favor the rest of the way, but they can now win in multiple ways. Being able to win a shootout like they did today over Seattle makes them a scary team.
Are the Bills in the same class in the AFC with the Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs or the Pittsburgh Steelers? They are probably not on par with the Chiefs yet, but Buffalo can certainly hang the Ravens or the Steelers should they meet in the playoffs. In short, the Bills have the roster to be the 2020 variation of the Tennessee Titans in the postseason, able to win anywhere.
If you do not think the Bills are contenders now, think again.