Week 10 vs. BYE
The Bills had a major injury vs. the Seahawks and were left with a hole to fill at center after losing Eric Wood to a broken leg. The Bills would end up going with Ryan Groy the rest of the way. Sitting at 4-5, people started to wonder the status of this team and whether they would make the playoffs.
They would need a big second half to the season.
Week 11 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
It was an iffy start after the Bills’ bye week, but they squeaked out a 16-12 victory over the Bengals. They shut Cinci out in the second half, which was key to holding them off. The field goal in the third quarter won it for the Bills. They evened up their record at 5-5.
Week 12 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Their second straight victory gave the Bills a winning record once again. They started to make a push for the playoffs, but were facing the Raiders and Steelers next. Much like the first two games of the season, the Bills would’ve been in the playoffs with a victory over the next two games.
Week 13 vs. Oakland Raiders
It was a pretty even game for three quarters, but much like the Bills did to the 49ers in Week 6, a strong fourth quarter by the Raiders gave Buffalo a loss. The Bills had a couple lost drives late in the game, which turned out to be an interception and fumble by Tyrod Taylor. The Bills were outscored 15-0 in the fourth quarter.
Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
If the game against the Raiders wasn’t a must-win, this one was. A strong fourth quarter wasn’t enough for the Bills, losing by a single touchdown. Two interceptions for the Bills’ defense in the first half were surprising, one coming on the first drive of the game. Unfortunately, Le’Veon Bell tore it up with 236 yards rushing and 3 TD. The Bills’ playoff chances dropped off dramatically.
Week 15 vs. Cleveland Browns
The Buffalo Bills regained a little bit of confidence vs. the Cleveland Browns last Sunday in a 33-13 home victory. McCoy passed the 1,000 yard mark on the season and the Bills set a new franchise record with 27 rushing touchdowns this season. Although it was against a winless team, it was a good all-around team win for the Buffalo.
Week 16 vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 17 vs. New York Jets
The Buffalo Bills will end their regular season vs. the New York Jets and after the embarrassing play by our defensive backs in Week 2, they will be looking for some revenge. With a win vs. the Dolphins, the Bills will have a chance at a 9-7 season — which is an improvement from last year. With a loss vs. the Dolphins, the Bills will be fighting for a .500 record.
Both games are must-win for Buffalo.
What was your favorite game this season and what are your predictions for Week 16 and 17?