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Why do the Buffalo Bills deserve an AFC wild card playoff spot?

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The Buffalo Bills are in the wild card hunt with four other teams heading into Week 16, and Marshall Faulk wants to know why the Bills deserve one of two spots over those other four franchises. Go.

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Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk has given us a task this week, Buffalo Bills fans: to build a case as to why the Bills should be one of the two wild card teams in the AFC this playoff season.

Without further ado: the top five reasons that the Bills deserve to be a playoff team this season. (You're encouraged to expand the list in the comments section.)

No. 5: Kyle Orton will grow a playoff mustache, maybe. That's must-see TV.

No. 4: The offense is bad, but still features exciting young skill talent in Sammy Watkins, C.J. Spiller, and Robert Woods. You never know! They could pop off at any moment!

No. 3: Excellent veteran players like Fred Jackson, Mario Williams, and Kyle Williams - who have put years of quality play into this league, but have never participated in a postseason game - have deserved that opportunity for far longer than just this season.

No. 2: If the Bills get to the playoffs, they'll have shut down Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady to earn it - and the national audience deserves to see a defense that good with their own eyes, in prime time.

No. 1: 14 years is such a long damn time, man.

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