The 2022 Buffalo Bills are facing considerable expectations heading into the regular season.
Since Sean McDermott arrived, the franchise has upgraded from playoff hopefuls to Super Bowl favorites. And from NFL darlings to a conference juggernaut in the making.
The team is favored to win the Super Bowl, the AFC East; for the third straight year, and its quarterback is among those most likely to win the NFL MVP.
It’s quite the time to be a fan of the Buffalo Bills. But not only will the team need to live up to the expectations already laid out, but in some cases, they’ll need to exceed them. Because to whom much is given, much is required. Here are four bold predictions for the 2022 Buffalo Bills.
4 Bold predictions for the 2022 Buffalo Bills
The Bills will lead the league in total offense and defense
Just a season ago, the Bills led the league in total defense. It finished the year surrendering the least amount of points and it had given up the fewest amount of yards, which included a three-week stretch of allowing just 21 points to its opponents.
For the first four weeks of the season, the Bills will be without All-Pro cornerback, Tre’Davious White, due to an ACL tear he suffered on Thanksgiving night in New Orleans. Dane Jackson, who filled in after White went down, is expected to replace the veteran corner to start the year.
However, the Bills bolstered its defensive unit this offseason with the addition of NFL superstar, Von Miller. His presence from the edge will theoretically help the Bills on the back end. With this move, the rich got richer.
Although the Bills are up against a stiffer slate of quarterbacks in 2022, its defense is capable of mirroring its production from last year with the talent they’ve accumulated.
Offensively, Buffalo rounded out the Top 3 in 2021 with 483 points scored. The Bills sometimes looked unstoppable. Behind only the Cowboys and the Buccaneers in total offense, Buffalo could easily be atop the NFL in offense with a more competitive schedule, as better teams may require more offensive firepower.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Bills don’t finish atop the league in both categories, but it’s certainly not out of the question.