Buffalo Bills built to crush hopes as playoff spoiler
By Randy Gurzi
No team is better poised to spoil the playoffs than the Buffalo Bills. Their tough defense could end up causing some problems for higher-seeded teams.
It’s been said a million times — defense wins championships. And the Buffalo Bills could be the best defense in the AFC playoffs this season.
According to NFL.com, they’re second overall in points surrendered (15.9) and third in total yards given up (291.9). And they were on full display in Week 15 as they scored an impressive primetime win.
The 17-10 win on Sunday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers was their 10th victory on the season and officially punched their ticket to the 2019 NFL Playoffs. In this win, their defense was on full display.
For that reason, Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report says this team is the “perfect playoff spoiler.” The main reason he believes this is the fact that they’re now 3-0 on the road against winning teams this season.
"“The Buffalo Bills have played three road games this season against teams that are currently at or above .500. After beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in prime time at Heinz Field on Sunday night, they’re 3-0 in those games.” — Gagnon, Bleacher Report"
Currently a Wild Card in the AFC, the Bills will likely be on the road again. And as we continue to see, defense travels well.
According to Gagnon, their incredibly good defense should “terrify” teams like the Baltimore Ravens. They should also “scare the hell out of” their AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots.
The fact is, the Bills aren’t favored to make it to the Super Bowl. And even if they don’t, this won’t be a lost season. They’ve made great progress this year and they’re still incredibly young and building this roster.
Still, it would be nice to see them make some noise in the playoffs. seeing how they have performed on the road so far, it wouldn’t be surprising to witness it either.