Buffalo Bills: Can They Capture the Number Two Seed in the AFC?
The Buffalo Bills are one of the most polarizing teams in the NFL due to the quarterback play with Josh Allen and his wide receiver connection with Stefon Diggs. Buffalo had a huge win on Sunday night football against the Pittsburgh Steelers by a final score of 26-14.
The Bills are just one game back of the Steelers for the number two seed in the AFC. It doesn’t matter as much this season because only team will get a bye in the AFC and that will most likely be the Kansas City Chiefs (12-1). The biggest question will be can get they get the number two seed even though their is no bye this season?
Buffalo’s final three games this season will be on the road against the Denver Broncos (5-9), on the road against the New England Patriots (6-7), and at home against the Miami Dolphins (8-5). All of those games won’t be easy but they will all be favored in those football games.
The Bills may not be playing for a bye in Week 17, but they will play the game in order to try and knock out the Miami Dolphins from the postseason entirely.
The Steelers schedule for the final three weeks of the season will be against the Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1) on the road, the Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at home, and the Cleveland Browns (9-3) on the road.
Pittsburgh will definitely beat Cincinnati, but could very well lose the final two games of the regular season. The Steelers and the Bills could very well finish either 12-4 or 13-3. If they both finish with the same record, Buffalo will have the higher seed.
Buffalo getting the number two seed isn’t out of the question at all. This is a credit to the growth of the Josh Allen and the Stefon Diggs connection.
Allen is the heart and soul of the Buffalo Bills. He has transformed his game in a big way this season.
Josh Allen completed 24-of-43 passes for 238 yards two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 28 yards on six carries.
Stefon Diggs caught 10 passes for 130 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for one yard on one carry.
Zack Moss rushed for 43 yards on 13 carries.
Gabriel Davis is developing into a solid wide receiver. He only caught three passes for 19 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Head Coach Sean McDermott, Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll, Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier, and General Manager Brandon Beane deserve a ton of credit for this team’s turnaround and they will be in the playoffs most likely for third time in four seasons barring a collapse.
This team could be a threat to the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl hopes in the AFC and also don’t forget the Tennessee Titans (9-4) as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2).
The Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) next game will be against the Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1) on the road this Sunday afternoon.
The Buffalo Bills (10-3) next game will be against the Denver Broncos (5-9) on the road this Saturday afternoon.
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