Bills playoff hopes sill alive despite loss to Patriots: 5 Takeaways

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Mike Gillislee
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1. Just win baby

The Bills loss to the Patriots reinforces just how important Sunday’s game in Miami will be against the Dolphins.

The first step is simple. The Bills need to beat the Dolphins, plain and simple.

Then Bills fans need to cross their fingers and hope one of the following scenarios happen.

Regardless of which scenario you’d prefer happen there are a lot of variables at work.

The simpler scenario for the Bill is that the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the Bengals are a tricky team to figure out.

While the Bengals won last week against the Lions 26-17, they were shut out against the Ravens in the season opener.

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They also have to deal with the likelihood that head coach Marvin Lewis will coach his final game in Cincinnati, which could work as both a positive and a negative for the team.

In the second playoff scenario things things get more uncertain as the Tenseness Titans have already beaten the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2, they are 5-2 at home this season and the Jaguars have already won the AFC South.

Meanwhile the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders in Week 6 and have won five of their last six games. While the Raiders have lost three straight