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2009 Buffalo Bills Team Preview/Predictions

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2008 Record: 7-9
ATS: 7-9

The Buffalo Bills have decided to build a team from the outside in, which rarely works in the NFL. While their parts on all the extremities on both offense and defense are all above average, their lines of scrimmage are very weak.

The Bills acquired Terrell Owens, who should make this offense markedly more productive, particularly his opposite, Lee Evans, but the team also traded away left tackle Jason Peters and released left guard Derrick Dockery, the two guards who protected quarterback Trent Edwards blind side.

A flimsy offensive line could throw all of those optimistic Edwards-to-Owens thoughts out the window if opposing defense are crowding Edwards before he can even release the ball.

Speaking of Edwards, he’s a young quarterback who’s expected to make a big leap forward this year. Considering Owens has trashed veteran quarterbacks like Tony Romo, Donovan McNabb and Jeff Garcia for breakfast, what is he going to do to Edwards?

If Edwards doesn’t develop, the Bills won’t have much punch on offense.

On the other side of the ball, the Bills have a strange mixed bag.

The defensive line ranked fifth-last in sacks last year and the hope is that Aaron Schobel’s Lisfranc sprain has improved. If not, then hopefully lightweight first-round pick, Aaron Maybin, who will be giving up about 60 pounds of weight difference to opposing defensive tackles on Sunday, is the answer. The likely scenario is that the Bills pass rush unit produces similarly to last year’s group.

The Bills have a good group of cornerbacks but they aren’t sure what to expect from their linebackers or safeties. Paul Posluzny, Keith Ellison and Kawika Mitchell are more pluggers, than playmakers, while the safety Donte Whitner, who was a high first-round pick in 2006, might not even be starting this year.

Head coach Dick Jauron is on the hot seat and there is no ice pack in sight. With the New England Patriots in-house in the AFC East, the Bills will have to look for a Wild Card berth to save Jauron but in the AFC, that’s not likely.

A slow start might give Jauron all the rope he needs to hang himself but in all likelihood, another sub .500 season and a missed playoff opportunity will bring the same result.

Super Bowl Odds: +4550
Conference Odds: +2250
AFC East Odds: +260

2009 Bills Predictions

Place they’ll finish in AFC East: 2nd
Place they’ll finish in AFC Conference: 9th
Over/Under Season Wins Prediction: Under 8

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  1. Thde pressure will be Trent Edwards for a number of reasons. He will have to find a way to run the Bills this offense and keep Terrell Owens happy, which no other quarterback has been able to do for an extended period of time.

  2. Matt Martz says:

    Bills fans are anxious to see what WR Terrell Owens can do for their team on the field, or to it off the field. Owens brings lots of attention to the Bills and if he is able to focus on his play, should have a good year for them. The Bills have made it clear that QB Trent Edwards is their future for the franchise for years to come. He showed some good play making during his 2009 season, and should be happy with newly acquired Terrell Owens. Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson will return as the running back tandem along with free agent Dominic Rhodes, from the Indianapolis Colts. The Bills defense last year only produced 24 sacks and was amongst the worst at getting pressure on the quarterback. Things will not change much this season. Buffalo could manage to be in the playoff hunt for most of the year, but will lose some late games and finish out of the playoffs at 8-8.

  3. Terrell Owens is smiling now – don’t get used to it. Putting your faith in a guy like Trent Edwards is like counting on a crackhead to be your financial advisor. The Bills will scare nobody on both sides of the ball and will finish 3rd in their division. Sorry Bills fans – gonna be a tough year.

  4. Poolside Rant says:

    All the optimism of last year and none of the result. This year will seem like an eerie replay to Bills fans except for Owens disruptive nature hindering Edwards progression. Lynch’s suspension hurts the team more but he may come back and look to prove something which may save the Bills .500 hopes. The defense is nothing special but no pushover. No descript is the way to describe the Bills and marginal playoff dreams. 3rd in AFC East.

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