In a recent projection following the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills were projected to win the AFC East.
There is no question that the landscape in the AFC East is going to look very different with the departure of Tom Brady from New England. This is by far the Buffalo Bills best chance at winning the AFC East in nearly two decades.
Mike Clay at ESPN certainly agrees in his most recent projections following the NFL Draft with the Bills finishing with 8.5 wins, which edges out the New England Patriots at 8.1 wins. It is worth noting that the Bills win total is only 15th highest across the entire NFL.
The good news is that win a division title also comes a home playoff game as the Bills in this projection would be the fourth seed and play the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Bills are coming off a 10-6 season, which was good enough to earn a Wild Card spot and they had to travel to Houston to face the Texans. They ultimately ended up losing that game in overtime by a score of 22-19.
It is interesting to see the Bills win total drop in these projections, even though they win the division, with arguably a much better roster than last year. The team added Stefon Diggs, who should be a boost to this offense, and alot of depth on the defensive line with Mario Addison, Vernon Butler, Quinton Jefferson and second round pick A.J. Epenesa.
One of the knocks on the team last year was they had an easy schedule and that was why they made the playoffs. However, according to Mike Clay, the Buffalo Bills once again have an easy schedule, the eighth easiest to be exact. So it is hard to find why their win total would drop with still a relatively easy schedule and an improved roster.