With a win over the Detroit Lions the Buffalo Bills have slipped back to #2 in the NFL Draft Order (if things were determined today). If you are still thinking about #1, then obviously the Bills need to get back to their losing ways, but they’ll need help too. Strap in…here’s the latest breakdown.
The tiebreaker is WEAKEST schedule. If you’re 1-15 against BAD teams you pick ahead of a team that’s 1-15 against GOOD teams. Currently the Bills would lose in a tiebreaker to the Panthers. The Dallas Cowboys got win #2 on the year, so we get to remove them from the mix…for now.
You want to root AGAINST teams that only the Bills play this year:
NYJ, NE, MIA, GB, KC, DET, MIN, JAX
*Root twice as hard against the Patriots, Dolphins, and Jets because each win or loss counts TWICE in strength of schedule.
You want to root FOR teams that only the Panthers play this year:
NYG, SF, STL, NO, TB, SEA, ATL, ARZ
*Root twice as hard for the Saints, Falcons, and Bucs because each win or loss counts TWICE in strength of schedule.
If a team appears on both schedules…they are taken out of the mix :
CIN, BAL, PIT, CHI, CLE
So you know who to root for and who to root against. What does it mean THIS week?
You want to root for:
AFC EAST GAMES:
Colts over Patriots – Counts twice for Bills
Texans over Jets – Counts twice for Bills
Bears over Dolphins – Both teams play Bears, but Dolphins outcome counts twice for Bills
NFC SOUTH GAMES:
Bucs over 49ers – Carolina plays both teams, but the Bucs outcome counts twice.
Saints over Seahawks - Carolina plays both teams, but the Saints outcome counts twice.
Falcons over Rams – Carolina plays both teams but Falcons outcome counts twice.
Cowboys over Lions – Helps Bills
Cardinals over Chiefs - Helps Bills and hurts Panthers
Browns over Jags – Browns outcome irrelevant, but Jags loss would help Bills
Giants over Eagles – Hurts Carolina
Raiders v. Steelers – Not relevant – Both teams play Steelers
Packers v. Vikings – Not relevant – Bills play both opponents
Broncos v. Chargers – Not relevant – Neither team on either schedule
Phew…so yeah. There’s all that. Go Bills.
Ok…now take an aspirin and call us in the morning.