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How the Bills will finish the season

There is a saying in the NFL it's not who you play but when you play them, implying that at various ties of the season, teams are stronger or weaker depending on injuries or recent acquisitions by signing free agents or perhaps by trade.

I disagree. An organization named Cold Hard Facts several years ago came up with a formula to determine which games a team would have a better chance of losing and therefore how a team would finish based on the number of QUALITY OPPONENTS. A QUALITY OPPONENT is defined as someone who currently (after week 7) has a record above .500 and who down the road would be almost certain losses for lousy teams and could even result in losses for good teams especially if they were played on the road (for example Denver losing to Indy this past Sunday). And as you might have suspected by now a team with fewer QUALITY OPPONENTS remaining on the schedule has a better chance to win more of the remaining 9 or 10 games it has remaining in the season.

For the Bills here is how it breaks down:

The Bills currently sit at 3-4 and have 4 quality opponents left on their schedule: the Chiefs, the Jets, the Saints and the Pats. I have the Bills losing all these games even after Manuel comes back. That takes them to 8 losses. Add in a possible loss to the Steelers or the Falcons that means a 7-9 record and the Bill's record of futility in the 21st century continuing. The Bills have not made the playoffs since the 1999 season and the Music City Miracle.

Finally here is who I have making the playoffs in the AFC:

1 Denver-----------------------------13-3

2 New England------------------------12-4

3 Cincinnati (beating Indy)----------11-5

4 Indy(lose to Cincy)----------------11-5

WC:

5 Kansas City------------------------12-4

6 New York Jets----------------------10-6

Finally Bills fans have to ask themselves why do the Pats only have one QUALITY OPPONENT left on their schedule and the Jets two while they have four.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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