POLL: Will The Bills Reach .500 In 2019?

The Bills are going to be an interesting team in 2019. They’ve got a lot of young talent, but how the team does will almost entirely come down to the development of Josh Allen. Allen showed a lot of flashes as a rookie, but he also struggled with his accuracy and decision-making.

To be fair, Allen was playing behind a ragtag offensive line and with one of the worst receiving corps in the league. Buffalo made upgrading both areas a priority this offseason, and they made some big moves. They completely overhauled their group of pass-catchers, signing Cole Beasley and John Brown in free agency. They also signed center Mitch Morse to become the new anchor of their offensive line, and highly-regarded tackle Ty Nsekhe who had spent the previous few years in a reserve role with Washington.

To help replace the retiring Kyle Williams, they drafted defensive tackle Ed Oliver out of Houston ninth overall. The defense is stacked, and they were one of the best units in the league last year. The Bills finished 6-10 last season, which was good for third place in the division.

The Dolphins are widely expected to take a big step back, which means it’ll either be the Bills or Jets behind the Patriots in the AFC East pecking order next season. Buffalo made the playoffs in 2017 with a 9-7 record, and that seems to be a reasonable goal. Head coach Sean McDermott has been widely praised for the culture he’s instilled during his couple of years with the Bills, but everything will ultimately fall on Allen’s shoulders.

So, what do you think? Will Allen take the next step with an improved group of weapons and offensive line, or will he be unable to put it all together? Will the Jets and Sam Darnold pass them in the AFC East, or will the Bills separate themselves?

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10 comments on “POLL: Will The Bills Reach .500 In 2019?

  1. crosseyedlemon

    The Bills have a lot of young talent? Only the Patriots have a more veteran roster. The backfield core in Buffalo (Gore and Shady) has a combined age of 67. Their primary rush guy on defense (Hughes) is 31. They will need an excellent start to go 8-8 because they will probably be running on fumes by December.

  2. joefriday14

    This Bills team will win at least three games and has a good shot at five. Yes they are following the process but we can not expect miracles.

  3. Matthew Singer

    They will regret releasing the GOAT Nathan Peterman and will go 4-12

  4. burtgummer

    I said no but they have a chance,Without looking at their schedule if they play well maybe they can beat the lowly jets and dolphins twice (I think everyone know the odds on the Bills beating the Pats)
    They would only need 4 more wins so maybe

  5. TrollHunter

    There is zero doubt in my mind they are the 2ond best team in east! I would predict between 7-9 wins.

    The defense is extremely legit, one of leagues best. McDermott is a really good up and coming coach. Good team leadership.

    The season will in fact come down to Allen and how the offense performs. I like Allen a lot. Reminds me of a young Ben Roethlisburger. Big, strong armed, moves around well, makes things happen when play breaks down. I think with a better Oline, WRs, and experience, Allen could really blossom this year.

    I think the Bills could be that surprise team that leaps from bottom to contention! I would be surprised but they could easily rack up 10-11 wins even. Giants, Bengals, Titans, Eagles, Redskins, Browns, Broncos, Cowboys, Ravens, Steelers, plus Jets, Dolphins, Patriots twice!

    So even if they lose to Eagles, Steelers, and twice to Pats. Split the Browns and Cowboys. That still leaves 10 very winnable games.

    • dcahen

      They don’t split the Cowboys & Browns, they lose to the Titans & Ravens. That’s 8. So they have to win every winnable game . Doubt it.

  6. dfr3y

    “Will Allen” is hyperlinked in the last paragraph to the Steelers’ DB. should just be plaintext.

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