2012 Buffalo Bills Preview – Dark Horses

by on July 22, 2012 updated July 22, 2012

 

 

It’s almost laughable to be thinking of the Buffalo Bills as contenders and even more laughable to be thinking of Buffalo Bills tickets as being one of the better NFL tickets of 2012. But before you start rolling on the floor it might be best to stop and consider a few points in favor the Buffalo Bills being a Dark Horse contender in the AFC East and a possible playoff participant at the end of the 2012 NFL season.

To begin with, the Buffalo Bills have enough offense to keep them in most games. The Bills began the 2011 season with a 5-2 record, including a 34-31 win over the New England Patriots and a 31-24 win over the Eagles. Ryan Fitzpatrick developed into a reliable NFL quarterback, though he does have a tendency to be up and down. Smoothing him out is a priority for Head Coach Chan Gailey. The Bills don’t have a slew of outstanding receivers but manage to make things work in the passing game with Tight End Scott Chandler and WR Stevie Johnson. Finding a deep threat is a must for the Bills in 2012.  But Buffalo can depend on a strong running game. Fred Jackson is coming back from injury in good shape and his loss last season spurred the development of C.J. Spiller, who carried the running game in the last half of the season.

So what spurred the Bills 1-8 finish in 2011 and what’s been done? Opponents discovered that the Buffalo Bills had literally no pass rush. To address that Gailey reached deep into the pockets of owner Ralph Wilson and signed one of the premiere pass rushers in the NFL in Mario Williams. Then they doubled down and nabbed Mark Anderson from the New England Patriots and suddenly the Buffalo Bills have a formidable defensive line capable of bringing pressure from either side.

Buffalo Bills tickets will be available for games in Ralph Wilson Stadium featuring a slate full of quality opponents. The New england Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Kansas City Chiefs are just a few. Bills road tickets get you into contests with the 49ers, Titans, Patriots, Dolphins, and Rams.

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