It’s been a long time since the Buffalo Bills have appeared in the NFL playoffs. The Bills last appeared in the playoffs during the 1999 season and their 17 seasons without a playoff appearance is the longest-current drought in all major sports.
Buffalo has only two winning seasons since 2000, but the team has shown some life during the last three seasons averaging eight wins per year. Could the Bills’ playoff drought come to an end in the near future? ESPN’s Dan Graziano believes that will be the case. In Graziano’s 25 NFL predictions through 2020, the writer states that Buffalo’s drought will not only end by 2020, but it could end as soon as this season.
The Bills’ playoff drought will end
Maybe even this season. Buffalo is stronger on the lines than people give them credit for. Tyrod Taylor is better than you think he is. Sixteen games’ worth of good health from Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy might be too much to ask, but if it’s not, this is a wild-card contender under hungry and energetic first-year coach Sean McDermott.
Graziano makes some valid point in regards to the Bills. Buffalo’s offensive line has performed very well in the run game over the last two years. The unit could be even stronger in 2017 after selecting Dion Dawkins in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft and having Ryan Groy as a versatile depth option. The Bills’ defensive line may have depth concerns, but no one can argue that Shaq Lawson, Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Jerry Hughes make a strong front-four. In addition to their lines, the Bills have some quality talent on both sides of the ball….
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