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According to Phoebe Schecter, the Buffalo Bills are a more mature team making the NFL playoffs this year as they prepare to welcome their rivals, the New England Patriots, at the Super Wild Card weekend.
The Bills have not won any division titles or playoff games since the 1995 season until that all changed last year, when, with a 13-3 record, the team ran all the way to an AFC championship game before being defeated. -24 chiefs of Kansas City.
This season was followed by a second consecutive AFC Eastern Division title, although Buffalo’s performance was slightly more up-and-down. Just a month ago, the Bills held a 7-6 record and were in danger of missing the playoffs entirely, but they have a chance of success with a four-game winning streak.
“Bills can be their own worst enemies,” Scheckter said. Sky Sports… “We saw it a couple of times this season – like losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-13) – when they just made some stupid mistakes.
“It would be too easy to say that this will be their year, but I honestly think that they are now in a much more ‘mature’ state than last year.
“Going against Kansas City in an AFC championship match, it seemed like the stage was too big for them in many ways.
“But at the beginning of the year, when they played the Chiefs again, they looked like a different team, won that game and looked ready to take it to the next level.”
In that victory over the Chiefs, quarterback Josh Allen threw 315 yards and three touchdowns, beating his rival Patrick Mahomes in a duel, who was knocked down twice by Bills’ rampant defense.
It was Buffalo’s last four-game winning streak at the start of the season and seemed to signal their intention to compete in the Super Bowl. However, this was followed by a streak of three wins out of eight.