Inside The Bills

If the season ended today

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2008 – 5:01 pm

Here at the midway mark of the season, believe it or not the Bills would be on the outside looking in if playoff berths were handed out now.

At 5-3 the Bills are tied for the third best record in the AFC. The only problem is two of the other teams with that record are the Jets and Patriots.

And with Buffalo currently 0-2 in the division they not only aren’t the division leader via tiebreaker, but also would lose the final Wild Card spot to (ugh) New England by virtue of the Patriots’ better division record right now (1-1).

The Bills sit seventh in the conference, one spot out of the postseason. I know it’s only half the season, but it provides a peek at how critical the division record can be with the logjam that exists right now in the AFC.

It might not just mean the difference between winning the division and getting a Wild Card berth. It could mean the difference in getting a playoff berth at all.


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