If you were in a hole last night, then you probably missed the announcement of the Bills schedule. Fear it is everywhere. I will be looking at the matchup for the Bills as well as where they fall in the strength of schedule.
The Bills open up against their AFC East Rival the Patriots. We then go the next 10 weeks before the bye, which is at week 12 this year. As for the rest of the opponents see the Panthers, Jets, Ravens, Browns, Bengals, Dolphins, Saints, Chiefs, Steelers Jets. Then our Bye. To finish out the season, we look at Falcons, Buccaneers, Jags, Dolphins, and then the Patriots.
If we look at the team from last year and look at a win/loss possibility, I would predict the Bills will Lose both to the Pats, and Split with the Jets and Dolphins. We beat the Jags and Bucs but lose to the Falcons. So as of right now we are sitting at a 4-5 record. We beat the Chiefs, Browns, and Panthers Moving us to a 7-5 Record. We lose to the Saints, Steelers, and Ravens psuhing us to a 7-8 record. The one game that could go either way would be the Bengals game. I think they will win but it is really the only game that I am hesitate about, if picking using last years team. Im looking at a 8-8 or 7-9 record. An improvement from last year but not playoff quality.
I will look again at the schedule after the draft and in the beginning of training camp to see where Buffalo stands and see if any of it will change.