Dec 072013
 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-9) at Buffalo Bills (4-8) The Buccaneers are favored here this week, something that has been a very rare occurrence for them this season. They were kind of favored against the Falcons a few weeks ago, favored by 1 point in some places, with the line being even in some other places [...]

Nov 152013
 

Last week: 17 (-1) Record: 3-7 The Bills have 6 games remaining and will probably be favored in 5 of them, including 3 at home, where they have been very good, beating Carolina and Baltimore and almost beating Kansas City, New England, and Cincinnati. EJ Manuel struggled in his first game back, but he’ll get [...]

Nov 082013
 

Buffalo Bills (3-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6) The Steelers are one team that I don’t really have a beat on. Their offense has been massively improved since the bye, but their aging defense seems to be heading in the opposite direction. Any time you allow 55 points, even to the Patriots, who can tear up [...]

Nov 022013
 

Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) at Buffalo Bills (3-5) Damnit. I was so ready to pick an upset here for Buffalo. Buffalo is better than their record, especially at home. In 4 home games, they’ve beaten a pair of top-15 teams on these Power Rankings (Carolina, Baltimore) and almost beat another pair of top-10 teams (New [...]

Oct 172013
 

Buffalo Bills (2-4) at Miami Dolphins (3-2) The Bills are very underrated because of a tough defense. Their defense is allowing opponents to move the chains on 72% of opportunities thanks to very strong front 7 play from guys like Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, Mario Williams, and Kiko Alonso. They are doing this without their [...]

Oct 162013
 

Last week: 27 (+0) Record: 2-4 I’m skeptical how long Thad Lewis can continue his level of play from the Cincinnati game, before you even get into the fact that he’s injured, but the biggest positive takeaway from the Cincinnati game was that Jairus Byrd and Stephon Gilmore returned to limited snap counts and didn’t [...]

Oct 112013
 

Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-3) In 2011 and 2012, the Bengals were 18-4 against non-playoff teams and 1-11 against playoff teams. This year, they’ve beaten the Packers and Patriots, who are probably playoff teams, but lost to the Browns. It’s very possible that they are just a better team this year, but they [...]

Oct 032013
 

Last week: 27 Record: 2-2 The difference between old Defensive Coordinator Dave Wannstedt and new Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine has been immense. Pettine’s new hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense, coming over from the Jets, has really had this front 7 playing well, with guys like Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, and early Defensive Rookie of the [...]