Inside The Bills

Bills essentially have to win out

Posted by Chris Brown on November 25, 2008 – 3:13 pm

It’s likely that most Bills fans are aware of this, but wanted to lay the win-out scenario for Buffalo out for everyone.

Essentially though the Bills will have to run the table the rest of the way to guarantee themselves anything with respect to the postseason. If they can somehow pull that off, they’d be 11-5, Miami at best would be 10-6 (because of their loss to Buffalo under this scenario and not a concern in terms of Wild Card berth over Buffalo).

New England at best would be 11-5 like the Bills under this Buffalo win-out scenario (5th loss to the Bills), but Buffalo would beat the Pats out on the fourth tiebreaker (conference record – 8-4 to 7-5) by virtue of their win over the Pats in the season finale.

Unlikely I know, but a 10-6 record for Buffalo would require extraordinary help down the stretch here for the Bills to qualify for the postseason. It looks promising this season for a 10-6 team to be left out of the playoff picture as Cleveland was last season.

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