With the playoffs approaching the Buffalo Bills are rolling.
The AFC East has been locked up, they completed their first season sweep against the New England Patriots since 1999 and now the Buffalo Bills will look to keep the momentum going.
Really what this game showed is that the Bills are a team that can easily contend in the post-season if they continue to play to their current form. Bill Belichick has found ways to target a team’s strengths but against Buffalo, they struggled to find an answer for their big offensive weapons.
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs showed once again why they are one of the top duos in the league and should a force for years to come. The real question that many will be wondering is whether this can continue when the matchups get tougher in the playoffs?
Right not the Bills sit second in the AFC but can drop back to third if they lose in Week 17 and the Pittsburgh Steelers knock off the Cleveland Browns. Considering Pittsburgh is sitting some key starters and the Browns still needing to lock up a playoff spot, it would be fair to assume that Buffalo has a strong chance to remain where they are.
What will likely decide this is the strategy Sean McDermott goes with his roster. It’s always a concern to have a player get injured in a game that isn’t a priority to win and it’s a decision the Bills head coach isn’t prepared to give yet.
"“I’m not ready to answer it yet because I have to talk with Brandon and we’ll put our collective heads together and do the right thing by our team,” McDermott said. “Every team’s different and these are all obviously tough decisions and no one has a crystal ball here. I just want to do right by our football team and that’s what we’ll do.”"
There will definitely be players who will want to play as they will like to get the in-game reps before the playoffs. Considering how much of a wild card the playoffs are, the Bills don’t know who their opponent is yet.
The team’s defense has certainly improved over the past few weeks and finally held a team to fewer than 10 points Offensively, the team has seen more production out of the running game but it’s Allen’s ability to convert big plays and making smarter decisions with the ball.
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