What’s Stopping The Buffalo Bills From Winning The Super Bowl?

  • The Buffalo Bills have +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 56.
  • The Bills are -140 favorites to win the AFC East, despite improvements made by the New England Patriots.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs loom in their path as a potential roadblock.

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills had an undeniably successful 2020 - they watched Josh Allen become elite, won the AFC East, and made it to the AFC Championship.

Entering 2020, they’re one of the top picks to be a serious Super Bowl contender - but are they underrated or overrated?

SUPER BOWL 56 (2022) - Odds To Win

  • Kansas City Chiefs +500
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600
  • Buffalo Bills +1200
  • Los Angeles Rams +1200
  • San Francisco 49ers +1300
  • Baltimore Ravens +1600
  • Cleveland Browns +1600
  • Green Bay Packers +1600

In fact, along with the revamped Los Angeles Rams, the Bills are just behind the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the Super Bowl 56 odds boards.

They have two main problems when it comes to making good on their hype, however.

  • Their division was good and got better
  • The Kansas City Chiefs

Can The Buffalo Bills Win The AFC East?

AFC East had two 10+ win teams last year, and the New England Patriots are looking to add themselves to that mix as well.

Between the Patriots, the Bills and the Dolphins, there are three teams in the division that have total wins O/U’s of 9 or more games.

Buffalo Bills 2021/22 Total Wins

  • Over 11.0 -160
  • Under 11.0 +120

Granted, a nine win team is not what it once was with the addition of the 17th game, but this could still be one of the more difficult divisions in the NFL.

AFC East Division Winner

  • Buffalo Bills -140
  • New England Patriots +300
  • Miami Dolphins +350
  • New York Jets +2200

The Bills do seem to be a cut above the Patriots and the Dolphins, but having to play both of them twice seems like a potential problem.

The Bills did catch a bit of a break with the 17th game, which was seeded cross-conference, with the top seeds in each division playing each other.

The AFC East plays the NFC East, which means that the Bills are going to battle against the Washington Football Team - easily the worst division winner in the NFL.

Can The Buffalo Bills Beat The Kansas City Chiefs?

Should the Bills manage to make it out of their division alive, they’ll be faced with the looming specter of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs dominated the Bills in the AFC Championship Game, and were then dominated themselves by the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl.

They’re going to be a problem for any AFC team with Super Bowl aspirations - only the New England Patriots have taken them down in the AFC since Patrick Mahomes became the starter.

The Chiefs will be sporting a revamped offensive line, and it remains to be seen whether or not it’s up to the level set by their old line, anchored by Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher, both of whom did not play in the Super Bowl, and are no longer on the team.

Their new line has some elite talent on it, however - those expecting a drop-off might be left wanting, as the Chiefs added Orlando Brown and Joe Thuney to help anchor the left side of their line.

In other words, the Bills will need to find some level of improvement of their own before they’re able to be regarded as serious contenders against the Chiefs.

Right now, the Chiefs are the Bills’ glass ceiling - something needs to change the dynamic between these two teams before the Bills can be regarded as outright favorites to win the Super Bowl.

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