I don't care about the playoffs. I care about the Super Bowl. Joining the playoffs as a fodder team that really has no realistic shot at a championship has no interest for me.
Last year the fodder teams were Houston (after Schaub's injury), Detroit, Cincy and Denver. The rest of the teams had a shot, but those teams didn't. This year, if the Bills make the playoffs, they won't have a legitimate shot. They're simply not good enough.
Next year, though, could be another story.
You know the Broncos and Texans won playoff games last year right? Youre telling me a playoff win/appearance means nothing to you? Please stop being a fan of this team.
9 -7 with or without there still being a shot at the playoffs. My take is that the Bills are moving in a positive direction so I'll take getting over .500 vs. a better draft position.
Giants - Have not won a playoff game in a year they havnt won a superbowl
49ers - Came in unexpectedly, was considered fodder. Got a win, and this year is a strong contender
Houston - Got in in spite of their QB issues, largely considered fodder, now a strong contender
Denver - Same as above.
Cincy - Got in last year, looking to make another appearence. Decent odds of that happening.
The thing about this league, is generally you need a sniff of the playoffs before you make a run. Even a one and done appearence is good to attract FAs, as is a close miss.
To answer the OP, 9-7. I root for my team to win every single game. Most people saying 5-11 just don't want to be proven wrong about saying the team sucks. They love to spout off that record is the be all end all. A 9-7 record then should prove that they are wrong. No arguments about it. Either way they draft a QB, though maybe a trade up occurs in the 9-7 depending on where the QBs shake out this year. As it looks now, a few are plummeting down the board. We should have our pick of a few pretty good QBs in either of the first two rounds.
9-7 finish on a good note and reflect on what you need to do to get the playoffs. I like to see Buddy's baby smile and giggle a little!!
I think we will be lucky to finish 8-8....that being said, it is an improvement from last season's 6-10 debacle....Im willing to give this coaching staff one more chance - even Wannstache. The Defense has clearly been the strength of this team down the stretch, and it looks as if the players are understanding their assignments, and not missing as many gaps, etc.
We will draft or sign a FA WR, probably in rounds 1/2.......QB in round 1/2 also depending on where we pick. I see buddy reaching this year for a qb, hopefully he makes a good decision.
If 9-7 means no playoffs, then I can care less if we win a game
loser mentality? lol... yah yah yah
I don't give my opinion, I administer it
"Peace be with you, my brothers, and also with backup Buffalo running back C.J. Spiller." - Ruxin (The League)
9-7 is the correct answer.
Adopt-A-Bill 2011/2012/2013: Stevie Johnson
9-7, no question.
To get to the playoffs regularly - as in more than once every 15 years - you have to get rid of the losing culture.
And that starts with winning games. No matter the circumstances, I'll take a win over a loss each and every time.
I want 9-7.
At least the team can finish the season on the rise. Maybe that will give them and the coaching staff the confidence going into next year.
I think we're picking a QB if we finish 5-11 or 9-7 or anywhere in between.
5-11 better pick
Most years in the past I have wanted to see 5-11 and the better pick but this year I really hope the team finishes 9-7 and justifies the past three years. This team is probably the best put together team in the past 10-15 years. I am really excited for next year after another good draft. Nix has shown the ability to get at least 2 out of the top three picks performing well the past three years and I am excited for two more solid players.
Adopt a Bill 2012 - Kyle Moore
I would rather be 19-0 to be honest.
Obviously, thats not the point of this thread but the fact of the matter is, I always want more wins regardless.
especially witht he rookie wage scale. You can trade up in the draft if there is a player a team really likes.
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BILLS NEED THIS GUY- LEON SANDCASTLE
Adopt a Bill 2012- Cordy Glenn
Adopt a Bill 2013- Mario Williams
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Emerson
What kind of question is this?
Would your rather make $20,000 or $50,000?
Would you dead or alive?
There is only one answer. If you would rather be 5-11 than 9-7 you need to get your head examined.