It’s all but expected that the 2020 NFL postseason will include a team that’s going to have a losing record. An optimist might peg a .500 team.
Still, some football traditionalists hate seeing a team with a poor record in the postseason. It’s happened very few times in the league’s history. The reason why 2020 might be a year that this happens again (aside from everything this year being messed up) is because of the NFC East.
The division which includes some very poor records via the Giants, Football Team, Eagles, and Cowboys have been the butt of many jokes this season, and for good reason.
Even Bills quarterback Josh Allen got in on the fun.
Allen, appearing on the Pat McAfee Show on Friday, he decided hey, his team is 8-3, so he’s allowed to take such jabs, evidently.
While discussing the Bills’ potential chance to win the AFC East title this season, Allen was lining up the classic Sean McDermott company-line approach. Instead, we got something that Rex Ryan would be proud of.
The Bills quarterback said Buffalo’s current eight wins won’t get the job done in terms of taking home a divisional crown.
That is, unless they were in the NFC East.
“Exactly, why not us? And again, eight wins doesn’t win the division… unless you’re in the NFC East,” Allen said.
Check out Allen’s full response which got the crew from the show going, including McAfee, here:
“Why not us? But again we’re sitting at 8-3 & 8 wins doesn’t win you the division unless you’re in the NFC east…” @JoshAllenQB on the #Bills leading the #AFCEast #BillsMafia #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/cLxpFihYzo
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 4, 2020
Damn, Josh. Be easy.
But it’s certainly not just Allen saying such things, as mentioned. Many are for good reason. No one in the division has more than four wins currently:
NFC East standings
- New York Giants: 4-7
- Washington Football Team: 4-7
- Philadelphia Eagles: 3-7-1
- Dallas Cowboys: 3-8
And hey, for what it’s worth… Allen might have bragging rights already locked up. Many will remember Allen and the Bills topping the Cowboys in Thanksgiving in 2019. But Buffalo did face the entire NFC East a year ago. The Bills were 3-1 against them.