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Buffalo Rumblinks, 12/4: What we’ve learned from Bills so far

Plus, where the Bills find themselves in the crowded AFC playoff picture

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The Buffalo Bills (6-6) entered the 2023 NFL season with Super Bowl aspirations, but through 13 weeks, the Bills are one of the league’s biggest disappointments, sporting a .500 record heading into a brutal stretch run.

As the team finds itself in an uphill battle to qualify for the 2023 NFL playoffs, sitting 10th in the AFC, today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks offers up lessons we’ve learned from the Bills through the first 13 weeks of the season.

What we’ve learned from the Bills so far

Realistically, the Bills need to win at least four of their final five games to sneak into the playoffs. But it will be a daunting task for a team that has lost four of its last six games. Catch up here on lessons learned about the team so far, including how Buffalo continues to struggle in one-possession games, how edge rusher Von Miller has become a concern both on and off the field, why the safety position is lacking reliable depth, and how special teams have become a mess for Sean McDermott’s team.

Speaking of McDermott, read why the Bills don’t need to contemplate making a coaching change, yet. Plus, how new offensive coordinator Joe Brady has simplified the offense while allowing Josh Allen to thrive, hear from Brady on how Buffalo’s offense can improve coming out of the bye, and more!

Where are the Bills in the AFC playoff picture?

The Bills were off during Week 13, but they received some help as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos all lost on Sunday. Find out where the Bills stand in the crowded AFC playoff picture and read up on Buffalo’s playoff chances.

Even more Bills news

We hear from defensive tackle Poona Ford, who was supposed to be a stealthy offseason signing but has struggled to make an impact on the field. Plus, how Von Miller’s girlfriend changed her story on the alleged felony assault in Texas, potential fits for the Bills in the 2024 NFL Draft, and more!

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