Three games were played yesterday and two of the games had Buffalo Bills playoff hopes in their hands.
The first game featured the Packers at the Lions. This game had no bearing what-so-ever for the Bills and was just a game to watch while you were getting ready for the Feast later. The Packers got trounced by the Lions and really didn’t look like the Packers at all. The announcers even said that the team looked tired and worn out. And they did, watching them.
The second game had the Raiders playing against the Cowboys. I said the Cowboys needed to beat the Raiders for to help the Bills out and thin out the playoff “in the hunt” teams. The Cowboys did exactly that and put the Raiders at a 4-8 record. This also put the Raiders, basically, out of the playoffs with the best record they can receive is an 8-8 record. One team down, 8 more to go.
The final game of the night was the most interesting to watch for the Bills and their playoff hopes. The game featured the Ravens and the Steelers. The Buffalo Bills have seen both of these teams and beat the Ravens but lost to the Steelers. The best possible outcome would have been the Ravens beating the Steelers. The Steelers have an easier remaining schedule than the Ravens do so 1 lost out of 4 games would be more likely for them than 2 losses with their remaining schedule.
Good news was, the Ravens did beat the Steelers and were able to hold off a rally by them late in the game. The Ravens move to 6-6 with the Bills having a head to head tie breaker against them. The Steelers move to a 5-7 record and are 1 loss away from moving out of the “in the hunt” pack.
Sunday will be the next day that we look at and the games that will be interesting for the Bills to keep an eye on are Mia/Jets, Ten/Ind, and SD/Cin. We will take a look at these games at a later time and the best possible outcomes for the Bills.