Perhaps the final end product is a bit of a bummer, but Bleacher Report had some massive projections for the Buffalo Bills.
In making nine bold predictions for the upcoming 2021 NFL season, the Bills and Josh Allen fare well. Not only is a Buffalo Super Bowl berth predicted, Josh Allen is projected as next year’s MVP winner.
Here’s the full breakdown:
The addition of Emmanuel Sanders opposite of Stefon Diggs should give Allen two dependable targets in the passing game. But the Bills got better on the other side of the ball this offseason, too.
They addressed their inconsistent pass rush by selecting defensive linemen Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham with their first- and second-round picks, respectively. Those two will join Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes to form a solid edge-rushing unit. Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei will also return after he opted out of the 2020 season.
The Bills extended their best second-level coverage defender in Matt Milano, who lines up alongside Tremaine Edmunds to form a strong linebacker duo. All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White mans the secondary with two playmaking safeties, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, both of whom have at least 15 career interceptions.
The Bills have a stacked squad that can go score-for-score with the Kansas City Chiefs and make some critical stops. They should make a run at the AFC’s No. 1 seed and be a tough team to beat at home in the playoffs, which will lead to their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1993 season.
Between the two… both are pretty realistic for the Bills. Not only did the team finish in second place in the AFC, one game from the Super Bowl, just last season… Allen did the same in the MVP voting.
Allen was second behind only Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the individual award, however, Rodgers still won in a landslide. Allen only received four total votes to take second place as compared to Rodgers’ 40-plus.
In the AFC title game the Bills didn’t fare much better as a team, but still, Buffalo was one better game plan away from the Super Bowl a year ago. If the Bills learned from their two losses to the Kansas City Chiefs last year, the Super Bowl this upcoming season is very realistic.
But now for the bummer… B/R predicts a Super Bowl appearance. The outlet does not boldly predict a win.