It's stranger than fiction.
With the Buffalo Bills in solid position to pull off an improbable upset over the New England Patriots, another chapter in their long saga of losing was written when rookie wide receiver T.J. Graham failed to come underneath cornerback Devin McCourty on a would-be game-clinching touchdown pass.
The result was a gift interception to McCourty in the end zone and further proved why Graham was a shaky pick in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft.
It's too early to write the 2012 season off entirely. The Bills' upcoming schedule is soft enough that it's possible to see them finish with a 6-1 record, which may be enough to clinch a playoff spot.
But possible doesn't mean probable, so it's not too early to look ahead to 2013. With Thanksgiving around the corner and the Bills at 3-6, the ugly ghost of lost seasons past begins to loom over the team. Meaningless football lies just around the corner—as it seemingly always does for the Bills this time of the year.
So here's a look at the team's best chances of improving their lot for next season.