Posts Tagged ‘Predictions’

Breaking Down the 9-Way Race for the 6th AFC Playoff Spot

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills’ Week 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers could be a deciding factor in the AFC wild card race. (Photo: Charles LeClaire — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

At 4-7 and trailing in the AFC East by four games, making the playoffs isn’t supposed to be considered realistic for the Buffalo Bills.

While there have been 10 NFL playoff teams since 2007 with seven or more losses, only five of those teams have been wild card teams. And there is certainly a big difference between teams who finished the year 9-7 or even 8-8, and expecting the Bills, who have not won consecutive games yet this season, to put together a significant winning streak to secure a playoff berth.

Coming out of Buffalo’s Week 12 bye, however, the possibility should not be ruled out. And that isn’t just blind optimism from a Bills perspective. In the American Football Conference, in which only five teams have winning records, there are still nine teams with a realistic of being the AFC’s second wild card and sixth playoff team.

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Week 1 Preview: Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel is set to make his NFL regular-season debut Sunday versus the New England Patriots. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

Football season is upon us. After the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos opened the NFL regular season Thursday night, the rest of the league is ready to take its turn.

No one should be more welcome to see the end of the NFL preseason more than the Buffalo Bills, whose training camp and preseason included injuries to top cornerback Stephon Gilmore, top defensive playmaker and free safety Jairus Byrd, top wide receiver Stevie Johnson and a possible career-ending injury to quarterback Kevin Kolb.

While Johnson is ready for the start of the season, the rest will all be on the sidelines (Byrd is listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report) when the Bills take the field against their AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots, on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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Training Camp Observations: 5 Predictions for the 2013 Buffalo Bills Season

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Rookie wide receiver Marquise Goodwin continued to stand out during training camp practices this week. (Photo: Mark Konezny — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

My week at Buffalo Bills training camp has sadly come to an end. It has been great to see Buffalo’s young team at work over the last three days and in truth, my expectations have risen after seeing this team live. Based on my three days at camp, here are five predictions I see coming true in 2013.

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53 Man Roster Prediction V1.0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Is time just about up for LB Aaron Maybin?

With just about a week of camp complete we thought it would be fun to go ahead and try and predict the 53 man roster in addition to the 8 man practice squad for your 2011 Buffalo Bills. Below are the names we would keep as of now (starters in italics).

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