The Buffalo Bills have been the AFC East champions for the past three seasons (2020, 2021, 2022). The Bills have appeared in the postseason consecutively for the past four seasons. They made it to the AFC Championship in 2020 and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs by fourteen points. The Buffalo Bills have not made it to the Super Bowl since 1994 and have yet to win the coveted Lombardi Trophy. Here are three reasons why this may not be the year for them either.
3 reasons why the Buffalo Bills could regress in 2023
REASON #3- TURN IT OVER
Despite being one of the leading contenders in the AFC the Buffalo Bills were not careful with the football. At all. Quarterback Josh Allen was the team’s biggest offender as he launched 14 interceptions in the 2023 season.
Allen was tied for second in the league in interceptions alongside Derek Carr and Kirk Cousins, just behind Davis Mills and Dak Prescott. As if that wasn’t enough to make Bills Mafia lose sleep, Allen not only had 14 interceptions but he fumbled the football 13 times. The team collectively fumbled the ball 24 times, therefore Allen contributed to half of those turnovers. The Bills ranked as the 6th highest team in terms of fumbles; displaying a clear problem with ball security for their quarterback and their team in general.
They also had the same amount of fumbles in 2021 therefore improvement is necessary in 2023 if they hope to extend their time in the postseason. Allen threw one less interception in 2022 compared to 2021 so that is a slight improvement.
Overall, if the Bills don’t hold onto the ball and Allen doesn’t work on his accuracy and ball security they can keep their Super Bowl dreams as is; a dream.