CBS Sports predicted a winning record for the Buffalo Bills but no division title in 2020.
The Buffalo Bills are entering the upcoming 2020 season with some of the biggest expectations they have faced in nearly 20 years. This is due in part to Tom Brady‘s departure but also that the Bills have had success under Sean McDermott with two playoff appearances in the past three years.
The next hurdle for this franchise under McDermott is a division title and hopefully securing their first playoff win this century. However, if CBS Sports’ R.J. White’s game-by-game predictions are right, the Bills will earn another playoff trip but fall short winning the AFC East.
In his game-by-game predictions, White has the Buffalo Bills finishing 9-7 and earning a wild card spot this year. The seven games that he has the Bills losing includes five games on the road with losses to the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots.
However, the Bills were actually pretty good on the road with a 6-2 record away from New Era Field.
The two home games that White has the Bills losing is against the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers. If White is correct, the Bills will be struggling down the stretch and finish with a 1-4 record.
The biggest surprise from White’s predictions is that the Buffalo Bills would beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football in Week 6. There is no question that this would be one of the biggest wins in recent memory for the Bills as they would beat the defending Super Bowl Champions on national television.
The question will be if a wild card spot would be considered a disappointment for Buffalo Bills fans. After nearly twenty years without playoffs, the Bills have gotten there twice in three years but both times were as wild cards. It is hard to say that this team is improving if the Bills continue to get into the playoffs with just a wild card spot.
The Buffalo Bills look to be a team on the rise and there is no question that 2020 presents a great opportunity for them to get over that next hurdle.