The Buffalo Bills went just 6-10 in the 2011 NFL campaign and finished last in the AFC east division. The Bills have not made the playoffs since way back in the Music City miracle playoff game in a heartbreak loss to the Tennessee Titans twelve years ago. Head coach Chan Gailey enters his third year with the team and is just 10-22 in his first two years with the program. The expectations have been raised in Buffalo as the club signed two impact players to their pass rush in Mario Williams from Houston and Mark Anderson from the New England Patriots. They have been outclassed by their AFC east opponents as Buffalo is just 4-20 in their past 24 divisional games which stretched into the past four seasons.
The season win total for the 2012 Buffalo Bills has been set at 7 ½ wins. Currently favored is over 7 ½ wins with a return of -180 odds with the take back playing under 7 ½ wins returning +150 odds. The odds used for the Bills season win total came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The Bills focus on defense in their draft and free agent signings came about after two straight seasons where the club allowed opponents 27 points per game. Their run defense was extremely poor as the team allowed opponents to rush for 4.8 yards per carry against them. Buffalo committed themselves to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the signal caller completed 62% of his passes for over 3800 yards with 24 touchdowns but 23 interceptions. Backing up Fitzpatrick will be former Titan and Eagle Vince Young who was acquired in free agency in the summer. Running back Fred Jackson ran for 934 yards a season ago with a respectable 5.5 yards per carry. Jackson is 31 years old and could be hard pressed to duplicate his 2011 performance. First round draft pick C.J. Spiller showed some promise running for 5.2 yards per gain in 2011 but had just 107 carries. Out wide Stevie Johnson led the club with 76 catches for 1004 yards and seven touchdowns. After giving away Lee Evans last year there is a drop off in the receiving corps as Donald Jones and David Nelson lack big play potential. The pick here is play to Buffalo under 7 ½ wins. Defense is on the improve but the Bills lack the pieces offensively to make a push in the AFC East so prior to wagering get the best number by checking the sports odds.