Buffalo Bills: Michael Robinson believes playoffs are possible
Could the Buffalo Bills reach the playoffs in 2019 for the second time in three years? NFL Network’s Michael Robinson believes this team certainly can do it.
After a seventeen year drought, it is hard to imagine that the Buffalo Bills could be back in the playoffs for a second time in three years. However, with an influx of talent this offseason and the hopefully improvement from Josh Allen, this is exactly where the franchise has positioned themselves.
Recently on Good Morning Football, Michael Robinson said he believes the Bills could get into the playoffs.
The noteworthy point that Robinson made was that he believes the Bills have a legitimate shot at winning the division. The AFC East has been owned by the New England Patriots as they have won the division 16 out of the last 18 years.
As for the Buffalo Bills, they have not won the division since 1995.
The Bills-Patriots rivalry has not been much of one since Tom Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe. If the Bills hope to win the division, it will most certainly have to go through Foxsboro. This will not be an easy task as long as the Patriots have Tom Brady under center.
As Robinson notes though, the Bills have made some moves in the trenches that should close the gap this year. The recipe for success against the Patriots is to keep their offense off the field which can be done with an improved ground attack. The Bills hope with an improved offensive line, it should be able to jump start the run game.
Then when Brady is on the field, defenses need to collapse the pocket and put pressure on the Patriots’ quarterback. The hope is that defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson, along with first round pick Ed Oliver, can create enough havoc to keep Brady off-balance.
The Buffalo Bills ended their playoff drought in 2017. Is the 2019 season the year they end their AFC East division title drought?