The city of Buffalo has been waiting 13 years for a playoff appearance, not to mention 46 years for a Super Bowl win by their own Buffalo Bills. This year, though, the Bills could become a dark-horse contender.
I'm not saying that the Bills will win the AFC East, an AFC Championship and the Super Bowl this season. They won't. However, the pieces that Buffalo has put together in the last couple seasons are making it more and more of a contender in the competitive AFC East.
Buffalo made its offseason splash with the signing of Mario Williams, which solidified its defensive line. 2011 was filled with ups and downs for Buffalo fans. After a pleasantly surprising 5-2 start, Buffalo went on to lose seven of its last nine games, including a six-game losing streak that gave Bills fans the usual feeling of being in last place.
With a strong team overall, Bills fans are hoping for the same kind of play that happened in the first seven games of last season.