In 2019, the Bills clinched their second postseason trip in the last three years. Now with Tom Brady out of the AFC East, this is the first time in a long time that the division feels up for grabs. Josh Allen and Co. weren’t able to secure a playoff win (it would’ve been the franchise’s first since 1995), but the optimism here is palpable.
Early draft picks were spent on the pass rush (Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa) and running game (Utah RB Zack Moss). They acquired WR Stefon Diggs via trade with the Minnesota Vikings. In free agency, Buffalo has really added bulk to the defensive line with the signings of Vernon Butler, Quinton Jefferson and Mario Addison. Another notable addition is headed to the secondary: CB Josh Norman.
William Hill lists Buffalo’s over/under at 9 wins with -110 juice on the over and under.
Buffalo, on paper, is the second-favorite option in William Hill’s prop bet on who will win the AFC East (+100 New England, +140 Buffalo). So the smart money says they’re right on the doorstep. That’s a valid estimation. Josh Allen, Devin Singletary and Stefon Diggs compose a formidable trio and the Bills have done well to slowly flesh out this offense without breaking the bank.
Look for the Bills to comfortably complete this challenge with 10 or more wins.
Stats to Know
- Josh Allen led the league in rushing TDs (9) for the quarterback position for the second straight year.
- The Bills’ secondary allowed only seven passing touchdowns to wide receivers (second-lowest total in the NFL), helping them to a third-place ranking in yards per pass attempt (6.18).
- Buffalo’ WRs caught 64.2 percent of their quarterback completions, which was the third-highest rate in the league.
- The Bills’ defense allowed 17 points or fewer in ten of their 16 games.
- John Brown posted his best season (72/1060/6 on 115 targets) of his career at age 29 while securing 37.5 percent of the Bills’ wide receiver catches.