OPINION: Howard Picks the Bills: Week 12

How confident is Howard feeling in the Bills coming out of the bye week?

The Buffalo Bills are officially back to work for the final six games of the 2020 regular season after taking in the bye week in Week 11.

Looking ahead to the final six games of the schedule, the Bills are facing teams with a combined record of 21-29, starting with the 3-7 Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday at Bills Stadium. Buffalo's toughest game left on the schedule is, arguably, the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, who will come to Orchard Park for a Sunday Night Football matchup on Dec. 13.

While the Bills did not play this past Sunday, the team did earn a win, in terms of the results of the out-of-town scoreboard in the AFC East. The Miami Dolphins fell to 6-4 this season with a 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos, while the New England Patriots are now 4-6 on the year after a 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans.

Sitting at 7-3, Buffalo now sits a full game ahead of the Dolphins in the AFC East. This puts Buffalo in the driver's seat and in control of their own fate with their first division title in 25 years in sight.

Howard Simon has remained relatively confident with his picks for the Bills all season long. So far through 10 games this season, he too is 7-3 on the 2020 season, and continues to place Buffalo in a spot to win the AFC East and host a playoff game in Orchard Park for the first time since 1996.

In last week's Bye Week edition of "Howard Picks the Bills", he had the Bills finishing the season 11-5, which included a Week 17 win over the Dolphins to clinch the AFC East crown.

This week, Howard is feeling more and more good about the Bills wrapping up the division before Week 17. He still has the Bills finishing the 2020 campaign 11-5, but he also picks the Bills to win a playoff game for the first time since the 1995 season!

Follow along on Twitter for the latest picks from Howard by using the hashtag #HowardPicksTheBills. You can also track all of Howard's picks throughout the season with Brayton Wilson's picks tracker on Twitter: @BJWilsonWGR.

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