The Bills have once again reached mathematical chance land.
It’s a magical place where you can talk yourself into believing reaching the playoffs is possible, even if your football team is burning down around you.
Buffalo has arrived here in December (or sooner) each of the last 16 seasons. Maybe sometime, the near lottery level chance of making the postseason will hit.
Maybe this year.
“We are still alive,” Rex Ryan said. “I said we got a pulse we may be barely breathing but we got one. That is why you never concede anything.”
“You never know what could happen. Teams have to lose. We have to keep winning and that’s something that we’re going to keep focus on,” Karlos Williams said. “If we win this week, we’ll be in next week and if we win next week, we’ll be in the week after that. Teams have to lose. That’s totally up to the Man upstairs. I’m very religious. It’s all up to the Man upstairs and how he lets things play out. We’re gonna keep doing our job.”
There’s a bottom line the Bills can focus on to make the myriad of scenarios real simple.
“We have to win all three for us to have any chance, snowballs chance. We know that,” Ryan said.
“Everybody talk about the refs throwing all these (incorrect flags)…we are committing the fouls. It is not that bad,” Preston Brown said. “We are doing something to draw the foul. So we got to correct it. It is something that we can’t continue to do if you want to be a good football team.”
No one in the Bills locker room expected the team to be 6-7 and talking miracle playoff scenarios before Christmas.
It’s hard to not feel like the season has been wasted.
“This team is so good and we have so many great players and great staff. We just need to fix the little things,” Sammy Watkins said. “We need to get disciplined within ourselves. We have to get better at stop hurting ourselves and playing Buffalo football. We’re going to fix it.”
The Bills seem to have a good handle on where they stand playoff wise.
Ask Karlos Williams about it and he immediately begins rattling off scenarios.
“We need to win 3, Pittsburgh needs to lose 2…” Williams said when Boobie Dixon interrupted from the locker next door. “Aaahh,” Dixon said. “Everyone’s got to lose.”
They know where they stand.