When the NFL implemented the scheduling strategy to have teams play division games in the last two weeks of the season, they did so in an attempt to keep every week competitive.
Unfortunately for the league, teams like the Buffalo Bills have little to play for.
It's hard to argue that this week's matchup with the Miami Dolphins is a must watch around the league, even though Miami is still technically mathematically eligible for the playoffs. The fact is, aside from the New England Patriots, the AFC East has become the toilet division of the league, and Buffalo is a big reason why.
The Bills struggled all season after a promising offseason leaving just as many questions to end this season that remained last year. The best Buffalo can do is 7-9 this year and they will miss the playoffs yet again. General Manager Buddy Nix has publicly stated that Chain Gailey will play out the final year of his contract, and Bills fans have little to look forward too unless they land a franchise-type quarterback in either free agency or the upcoming draft.
Buffalo may be on the rise in a few years, with a very promising core of young talent, but as a team that holds the longest playoff drought in the NFL, promising is just not going to cut it for fans. The Bills will play out their final two, meaningless games. But no matter what they do or how they look in these games, this season will go down as yet another disappointing one for Buffalo fans everywhere.
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