The Buffalo Bills showed last Thursday night in their 31-10 win against the Los Angeles Rams that they’re deserving of all the offseason hype they received.
Buffalo has been a trendy pick to win the Super Bowl all offseason and that belief only intensified after they dominated the Rams.
But it’s still a long season. And the Bills still have to play the last 16 games of the regular season — and at least three games in the playoffs — to claim their first Lombardi Trophy.
So how do opposing front offices view the Bills?
Well, they think Buffalo is going to be a big problem all season long.
Here’s what an NFC personnel director said to NFL.com about the Bills while discussing the Rams’ issues:
They’ve [Rams] got too many good players and a great coach to not figure it out. The bottom line is that Buffalo is going to be a problem for anybody they play, especially when their defense is playing like they did that night and their quarterback is arguably the most dangerous player at that position to scheme against. The offensive line obviously needs work, but that’s typical of a lot of teams at this stage of the season. They made a lot of uncharacteristic mistakes but they haven’t had a ton of individual talent on that unit in prior years, either. They just draft really smart, efficient guys who play in a great scheme that tends to not have them isolated too often. They will still be hard to deal with when they get that running game going. It just didn’t happen against a Bills team that is very talented up front.
It’s clear that no one is overlooking the Bills at this point. The hype is real and everyone knows it.
But that means Buffalo will be getting everyone’s best shot every week they play. And that could mean an upset or two happens.
Ultimately, though, that doesn’t matter. The Bills just need to win enough games to win the AFC East. The playoffs are all that really matter.
Featured image via Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports