After three weeks of NFL action, the Buffalo Bills are one of just three teams in the AFC with an undefeated record. As they continue unblemished, Buffalo's chance for a playoff position keeps improving, despite fans who think it's too early to discuss.
Here's reality: The Bills and New England Patriots are playing for first place in the AFC East on Sunday when they put their identical undefeated records against each other. There will be great fanfare this week.
In addition to that, Buffalo has a two-game lead in the Wild Card race for the sixth and final spot.
Beyond their current lead, Bills fans can look ahead on their schedule a bit. They have two games remaining against the awful Miami Dolphins and one against the winless New York Jets. They still play the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2), Washington (0-2), Tennessee Titans (1-2), Denver Broncos (0-3), Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3), and Cleveland Browns (1-2). If they just beat the currently winless teams remaining on their schedule, they'll get to nine wins with seven in the conference.
Throughout the team's long playoff drought, we consistently talked about how the NFL can be fluky and it's surprising Buffalo didn't take advantage of a down year in the AFC. This year seems to be shaking out that way and, so far, Buffalo is in prime position to take advantage. Even if they lose to the Patriots this week.