The Buffalo Bills will have yet another tough schedule next season. What key games should fans be on the lookout for in 2019?
If you are a Buffalo Bills fan, then I believe you could agree with me when I say that this past season’s schedule was a nightmare for the Bills.
Six of the 10 losses were delivered from teams who made the postseason (two of them from New England). In their six losses against these playoff teams, the Bills were outscored 225 to 68. Overall in 2018 they were outscored 374-269 by their opponents.
While the schedule has not been released and won’t be for some time, the Bills have a list of their 2019 opponents. Much like 2018, the season looks to be brutal on paper but time will tell how that evolves.
The Bills have the opportunity to build their roster around Josh Allen to strengthen the team. With multiple draft picks and a huge amount of cap space (close to $90 million), they will need to take advantage of this to compete in 2019.
Here are the five games you should be invested in for the Bills next season.
1. First meeting with Adam Gase and the Jets
Recently fired Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase was just hired to take over the reigns in East Rutherford. While there have been mixed feelings on this hire, I think this is a very smart move for the Jets organization for only one reason: The development of Sam Darnold.
Did Gase struggle in Miami? Yes. Although he knows the quarterback position very well and now he has a franchise guy in Darnold instead of an injury-prone and arguably average quarterback in Ryan Tannehill.
Darnold showed that he can be the man to lead the Jets and now he has a great quarterback mentor in Gase. Let’s not forget that Gase coached Peyton Manning when he just arrived in Denver and was breaking records with that offense. He also helped Jay Cutler to perform in his best season with the Chicago Bears.
Gase stays in the AFC East and takes over the team he beat up on for the past three seasons. The Jets appear to be heading in the right direction and the front office feels like Gase is the man to coach them.
The first matchup between the Jets will give fans a feel for what the second game between these two next year will be like.