A 10 win season will not guarantee a playoff spot this year in the AFC.
With such a tight race for the AFC playoffs this season, every loss, in-division especially, is huge.
For the Buffalo Bills, yesterday’s loss to the New York Jets will prove to be deadly.
Consider this, aside from the division winner, 2 teams will make the playoffs as Wild Cards. The Jets, New England Patriots and Bills are 5-3. One of those teams will win the division. As for the Wild Card: the Cincinnati Bengals are 6-2, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-3, with the Jets, Patriots and Bills one game behind. The Bills will need to finish the season 5-3 to get to 10 wins and hope a tiebreaker doesn’t hurt them (loss to Bengals in Week 4).
Here’s the Bills remaining schedule:
At Dallas Cowboys
At Miami Dolphins
Home to Tennessee Titans
At San Diego Chargers
Home to Miami Dolphins
Home to Denver Broncos
At New England Patriots
Doesn’t look good if you’re a Bills fan. 5 tough road games, including the next 3 against the Cowboys, Dolphins and Jets.
Thanks for playing, Buffalo.