If you’re feeling queasy, or if historically bad performances from the Buffalo Bills make your stomach churn, the following statistic is not for you. We all know the Bills (2-7) are in a free-fall, having lost their last four games to essentially knock the team out of playoff consideration. What’s worse, it appears we are all witnessing some historically inept performances from the Bills.
Over their last three games, the Bills have been outscored 103-20, a margin of defeat of 83 points. Buffalo’s last three losses — 37-5 to the Indianapolis Colts, 25-6 to the New England Patriots, and 41-9 to the Chicago Bears — represent the worst three consecutive losses in franchise history.
If you extend the numbers back to a Week 6 loss to the Houston Texans — a 20-13 setback in a game the team seemed poised to win until Josh Allen suffered an elbow sprain and Nathan Peterman tossed a pick-six and a game-clinching interception — Buffalo has been outscored 123-33, a 90-point differential that ranks second-worst in franchise history.
For those who really are gluttons for punishment, the franchise record for worst scoring margin over a four-game period is 92 points, set during Weeks 8-11 of the 1984 season.
Buffalo will look to snap out of this streak when it travels to face its AFC East rivals, the New York Jets, at 1 p.m. Eastern Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.