The last two games for the Buffalo Bills have not been the most convincing wins, but they were able to get the job done and that is all that matters knowing what is on the line for them heading into Week 18. Ultimately, they have played down to their competition against both the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots, which could have easily cost them a playoff spot if they did finish strong. Against the Chargers, the Bills were down 10-0 early in the first quarter and then they allowed an opening kickoff return for a touchdown against the Patriots.
If it was not for the Buffalo defense stepping up in the first half against the Patriots (4 takeaways including a pick-six by Rasul Douglas), who knows how this game may have turned out.
The Bills control their own destiny going into next week against the Miami Dolphins. If they win, not only do they win the division, but they also clinch the number two seed in the conference. The Bills will know their destiny heading into their game before because if the Jaguars and/or Steelers lose their matchups, the Bills are an automatic wild card team. However, Buffalo has business to take care of and win the division that has belonged to Miami all season long.