The Buffalo Bills are lucky to play in an AFC East where the teams seem to take two steps back after taking one step forward. Due to New England's issues closing out games, Miami's issues with Dan Carpenter and the Jets' offensive issues, the Bills and their issues are caught up in a four-way tie for first place.
But unlike the Patriots (who have the talent to run away with the AFC East), Jets (who hold every key tiebreaker within the division) or Dolphins (who continue to improve in every game), Buffalo seems merely stuck in neutral.
They have the worst division record at 0-2, with losses against the Jets and Patriots. Even worse than those losses is the fact that they were outscored 100-56 in those games.
Buffalo's defense was supposed to be the lynch pin, thanks mainly in part to the money they dedicated to that side of the ball during the offseason.
Their return on investment has been horrible, though, as the Bills rank 31st in average yards allowed and in points allowed per game.
Their offense has had bright spots in their running game, led by C.J. Spiller. The Bills are fifth in rushing, gaining 147.7 yards per game. But stopping the run has been a problem for Buffalo, where they rank last, allowing 173.5 yards per game.
Their passing game on offense isn't much better than their defense, as the Bills rank 29th in the league in passing.
Buffalo's specialty this season has been beating the teams they are supposed to beat. They have notched wins over the Browns and Chiefs, then managed to get an overtime victory over Arizona, which was somewhat of an upset.
But beating the Jets and Patriots is the main goal, and thus far, the Bills haven't done that, nor shown the ability to do so. With the high expectations hoisted upon the Bills this season, anything short of the playoffs would be a letdown, and they're already far behind the eight ball in that aspect.
Expect Gailey gone if the Bills aren't able to sneak into the postseason.