3 reasons why the Buffalo Bills could regress in 2023
REASON #1- AFC CONTINUES TO HEAT UP
The Buffalo Bills held their own in the AFC last season, winning 9 out of their 11 AFC games. The Bills went 4-2 within their division, suffering a single loss to the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins. The issue, which was also an issue for AFC teams last season, is the division continues to become more competitive while the NFC isn’t quite as cutthroat.
Unfortunately for Josh Allen and crew the AFC not only got stronger in the 2023 off season but their own division, the AFC East, got a Hall of Fame quarterback added to the mix. The Jets already were able to get one win over the Bills in 2022 but since then they added Aaron Rodgers to their squad making them an instant postseason favorite. Also in the AFC East the Dolphins made some significant offseason additions and if their quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, is as healthy as described they could be in for a tough interdivisional season.
Besides the Jets threatening the Bills’ postseason goals, they still have to contend with a host of other AFC teams that either added quality players to their roster in the offseason or at least maintained their core. The Bengals, who ended the Bills playoff dreams last season, still held onto the majority of their playmakers and the Kansas City Chiefs are always a beast to overcome. Some other AFC teams that could give the Bills headaches next seasons include the LA Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 2023 season could be the Bill’s toughest challenge yet in the Josh Allen era and he plays a significant role in etching out their future.