5 things that need to happen to keep Buffalo Bills' playoff hopes alive

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I am sure that most if not all Buffalo Bills fans have opinions about what went wrong against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night football. The Bills started off their first offensive drive taking the ball down the field to get into the endzone after giving up the game's first touchdown. After that, the Bills would not reach the endzone until the fourth quarter to make it a six point game after being down by 14 at one point.

With this loss, the Bills are sitting at 5-4 and are currently not in the playoff window as it stands. They have lost to two AFC East opponents and two AFC current playoff teams in the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals. We are at the point of the season where the Bills are now in trouble.

They don't look prepared on offense as they are too inconsistent and the defense can't go one game without some injury hitting them. The Bills' defense may lost linebacker Terrel Bernard for potentially one game after being diagnosed with a concussion.

Whether you believe it is the lack of production on the players end, or the questionable playcalling from Ken Dorsey and Sean McDermott, the Bills don't look scary and this is only the start of a horrendous schedule that they have coming up.

Sitting at 5-4 going into Week 10 for a Monday night battle against the Denver Broncos, the Bills will need to wake up and find a way to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Here are the 5 things that need to happen moving forward if the Buffalo Bills want to stay in playoff contention.