Buffalo Bills let the New Orleans Saints march all over them: 5 takeaways

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyrod Taylor /
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Tyrod Taylor /

1. The playoff picture gets more complicated for the Bills 

With the Bills losing for the second straight week and their record now at 5-4, their position in the AFC playoff race took another hit.

Buffalo’s loss combined with wins from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans drops them from the first AFC wild-card spot to the second spot.

The margin of error for the Bills for the rest of the season will be small as they now only hold a one game lead over the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, and Baltimore Ravens.

It won’t be easy as the rest of the Bills schedule includes a game against the Kansas City Chiefs and two games each against their AFC East rivals the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

But the Bills did manage to catch a break this week thanks to their wild-card rivals. The Raiders and Ravens were off on their bye week while the Miami Dolphins lost to the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football.

Now Buffalo has to fly to the west coast to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in a must-win situation to remain strong contenders in the AFC wild-card hunt.