For some strange reason, one of the more popular segments on our show in the morning is when I am forced to pick the Bills. With most if not all off season moves done for the Bills and the rest of the NFL, here’s my best guess for how the 2019 season will play out:
The Bills' overhauled offensive line wins its matchup against the defense of former Bills head coach Gregg Williams. LeSean McCoy has a second straight big game on the road against this division rival. Ed Oliver helps make for a miserable day for Sam Darnold.
The “let’s see if we can get another year out of Eli Manning and do it without Odell Beckham, Jr.” plan is not going well.
Bills fans are fired up about the possibility of a 3-0 start for the first time since 2011. There’ll always be a special place in my heart for Andy Dalton but the Bengals are headed for last in the AFC North
Brady is still playing right?
The Bills are motivated by Titans fans who bought votes in that silly Twitter poll. Sean McDermott uses that in a fiery speech right before kickoff. Josh Allen ups his career record against the Titans to 2-0.
I expect Miami to finish last in the division and only win four or five games. Josh Rosen is starting and Allen gets his first win against a quarterback from the Class of 2018.
I’m not feeling good about this one. I think the Eagles bounce back and win the NFC East. Plus, I’m surprised I had the Bills at 5-1 going in to this game.
I like this as the second biggest lock on the schedule next to the home game against Miami. The defense dominates whoever Washington trots out at quarterback.
This is getting exciting right? Too much Baker Mayfield and too much offense from the Browns. Lots of barking from the Dawg Pound.
I feel like we will be sweating this one out. Allen has another big game in Miami, but this time the Bills pull out a win.
John Elway thinks Joe Flacco is entering the prime of his career. I think Flacco’s career is closer to an end. Flacco doesn’t look like he did in the 2018 opener.
Make sure you eat the turkey bofore the game. A short week and a road game against a Dallas team in contention for the NFC East add up to a loss. Console yourself with extra pumpkin pie.
Bills fans are thrilled with a December home game because its a critical matchup with playoff tiebreaker implications. Revenge for the 2018 opener part two.
I honestly don’t know what to make of Pittsburgh and how they will be post Antonio Brown but for now I’ll give Ben Roethlisberger and company an edge.
I don’t think the division is on the line for the Patriots but they might be able to keep the Bills from clinching a playoff spot at this point. Its Brady. Rinse and repeat.
How about this? A Jets-Bills game in Orchard Park and most likely a wild card berth is on the line. Does this bring back memories of 2015? This goes much better for Allen and the Bills than that game went for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets.
Add it all up and it comes to 10-6.
My guess is that should be good enough for a wild card spot. The Bills should have beaten out the Jets for second place in the East and would have tie-breaker edges over the Jets, Tennessee and Baltimore. They’d also have an 8-4 record in AFC games, which could be a tie-breaker in their favor. For what it's worth, a 10-6 record has been good enough for at least one of the two wild card spots in the AFC in nine of the last 10 seasons. The 10-6 Jets lost out in 2015 on a tie-breaker to the 10-6 Steelers, so one 10-6 team did make it. The exception was the 2010 season when the wild card teams went 12-4 and 11-5.