Though a lot of the blame can be placed on injuries to key players, Buffalo still needed to change things.
The defense ranked in the bottom half in most categories. Buffalo shifted its defensive focus by bringing in Dave Wannstedt as defensive coordinator and shifting to a 4-3, according to Rodney McKissic of The Buffalo News.
The offseason has also been an eventful one. Buddy Nix made a huge splash by bringing in this year's top defensive free agent, Mario Williams, and also signing Mark Anderson to expedite the transition to a 4-3. They also made defensive back Stephon Gilmore their first-round selection.
Buffalo has shown they're serious about competing this season, and expectations are running high.
Anything can happen.
So let's take a look at some reasonable goals for the Bills in 2012.