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Buffalo Bills Game-by-Game Predictions

A week by week look at Buffalo's 2015 schedule and predictions of how the team will fare.

Can the Buffalo Bills end their 15-year playoff drought in 2015? From a talent standpoint, there’s no doubt. Buffalo hasn’t had this many playmakers on both sides of the ball in a long time. That said, talent can only take a team so far. Coaching, injuries and game management are other factors that will certainly come into play for the Bills this season. Last, Buffalo’s schedule itself will play a major role in how the team fares in terms of wins and losses. Here’s a look at Buffalo’s 2015 schedule as well as game-by-game predictions.

Week 1 vs. Indianapolis Colts (WIN 1-0)

This is a tough game to call. Andrew Luck and the Colts offense looks great on paper, but you can say the same about Buffalo’s defense. The Colts aren’t that strong defensively and Buffalo has no shortage of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.

At the end of the day, there’s not much tape for the Colts to use in regards to studying Tyrod Taylor. Taylor, Rex Ryan’s aggressive defense, and the home field advantage at Ralph Wilson Stadium is enough for the Bills to beat the Colts in a close game.

Week 2 vs. New England Patriots (LOSS 1-1)

Remember that brief span of time when you thought Jimmy Garoppolo was going to be under center for the Patriots? Those were the days. Instead, it’ll be Tom Brady who owns a 23-3 record against the Bills all-time. This game will end up being close, but Brady will once again best the Bills.

Week 3 at Miami Dolphins (WIN 2-1)

After dropping their first AFC East game of the year, the Bills go on the road and defeat the Dolphins. The Bills defense will create havoc throughout the game and force Ryan Tannehill into a few costly mistakes.

Week 4 vs. New York Giants (WIN 3-1)

Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. keep things interesting in the first half, but it’s not enough to slow down the Bills who pull away with the game in the second half.

Week 5 at Tennessee Titans (WIN 4-1)

A rookie quarterback against a Rex Ryan defense? Good luck, Marcus Mariota.

Week 6 vs. Cincinnati Bengals (LOSS 4-2)

This is a coin flip to me. The last time Andy Dalton played a Rex Ryan defense (2013), he carved them up to the tune of 325 yards passing and 5 touchdowns. Buffalo’s defense is more talented than New York’s 2013 defense and Dalton won’t put up such gaudy numbers, but the Bengals steal a close game from the Bills.

Week 7 at Jacksonville Jaguars (WIN 5-2)

This game will take place in London, so there’s a chance the Bills come out flat but from a talent perspective the Bills should win this game comfortably.


A 5-2 Bills team at the bye week? Sign me up.

Week 9 vs. Miami Dolphins (LOSS 5-3)

Yes, Buffalo has a bye week in Week 8 but the team just comes out flat at home against the Dolphins and fall to their AFC East rival to move to 6-3.

Week 10 at New York Jets (WIN 6-3)

Rex goes on the road and gets his revenge against the Jets. Buffalo wins by double digits and Ryan is the talk of sports radio for the week before and after the game.

Week 11 at New England Patriots (WIN 7-3)

Buffalo puts together their best game of the season and wins at Foxboro for the second consecutive year. This wins finally gives Buffalo the national attention that they deserve…

Week 12 at Kansas City Chiefs (LOSS 7-4)

…and then the Bills drop a game in a blowout. It happens to the best teams in the league and after their big win in Week 11, the team looks drained on the field.

Week 13 vs. Houston Texans (WIN 8-4)

Buffalo had a field day against Brian Hoyer last season and they create havoc on Hoyer and the Texans in one of their last home games of the season. 

Week 14 at Philadelphia Eagles (LOSS 8-5)

LeSean McCoy has a great game but Philadelphia’s offense tires the Bills out by the fourth quarter. Late in the game, Buffalo has a shot to win it but Kiko Alonso comes up with a timely interception to seal the game for Philly.

Week 15 at Washington Redskins (WIN 9-5)

There’s no excuse for Buffalo to lose to Washington. The Bills dominate the game and get to 9 wins on the season. The playoff push is on.

Week 16 vs. Dallas Cowboys (LOSS 9-6)

Tony Romo and Dez Bryant do enough for the Cowboys to defeat the Bills. Buffalo still clinches a Wild Card spot with the loss.

Week 17 vs. New York Jets (WIN 10-6)

Buffalo sweeps the Jets for the season and sends fans home happy in the regular season finale. The playoff drought is celebrated heavily at Ralph Wilson Stadium as the Bills take the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs.

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