Thanks to the departure of Tom Brady from the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills (10-6 SU, 9-5-2 ATS) will enter the 2020 NFL regular season with its best chance to win the division title since they last won it way back in 1995. Now, let’s find out who the Bills will face in 2020 and what the likely outcome will be along with their NFL odds.
NFL Buffalo Bills Calendar Odds & Analysis
While Buffalo is coming off a solid 10-6 season that saw them reach the playoffs for the second time in three seasons under head coach Sean Payton, the Bills have the fifth toughest schedule (.525) in the league this coming season.
The AFC East plays non-division games against the AFC West and NFC West this season and that means the Bills will face the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs, the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and two other teams that recorded winning records in playoff participant Seattle and the LA Rams.
2020 Regular Season Schedule – Prediction
Sept. 13th vs. NY Jets
The Bills opened their 2019 campaign with a narrow, one-point road win over the Jets, but they closed out their season by falling at home to the New York Jets. This time around, the Bills take care of business to get off to a good start. Win.
Sept. 20th at Miami
Buffalo gets it done again at home after sweeping the rebuilding Fins a year ago. Win.
Sept. 27th vs. LA Rams
This Week 3 matchup looks like a thriller waiting to happen, but I’m going with Los Angeles Rams to get it done in a relatively low-scoring affair. Loss.
Oct. 4th at Las Vegas
I’m expecting Buffalo’s stingy defense which finished the 2019 season ranked second in points allowed (16.2 ppg), to harass Derek Carr or Marcus Mariota throughout to get the big road win in Vegas. Win.
Oct. 11th at Tennessee
In a matchup of two eerily identical teams, I like Derrick Henry and the Titans to get it done in a matchup that looks like a ‘street brawl’ just waiting to happen. Loss.
Oct. 15th vs. Kansas City
Even at home, I just don’t see the Bills scoring enough points to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs team that I’m expecting to put 30 points on the board with regularity in 2020. Loss.
Oct. 25th at NY Jets
The jets won’t roll over easily in this AFC East division battle, but I like Buffalo to get the sweep after dropping their two previous games. Win.
Nov. 1st vs. New England
The Bills got swept by the New England Patriots last season, but both defeats came by a touchdown or less. This time around, Buffalo gets some serious payback, mostly because they’re going to pound Jarrett Stidham into submission. Win.
Nov. 8th vs. Seattle
Even at home, the Bills fall to Seattle as Russell Wilson delivers a clinic to Josh Allen on how to complete at least 60 percent of his passes. Loss.
Nov. 15th at Arizona
While I’m expecting Arizona to have the better offense in this Week 11 matchup, Buffalo’s superior defense – and some desperation – will be the driving reasons why the Bills pull out the narrow win in this one. Win.
Nov. 22nd BYE
Nov. 29th vs. LA Chargers
Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert could be on the field for the Bolts in this Week 12 matchup, but that doesn’t bode well as I expect Sean McDermott to throw a few wrinkles at the former Oregon star to confuse him and get the win! Win.
Dec. 7th at San Francisco
I like the strong-armed Josh Allen, but he’s not the most accurate passer around. I’m expecting Frisco’s stupendous front seven to get after Allen to get the big home win in week 13. Loss.
Dec. 13th vs. Pittsburgh
The Steelers will be a lot better in 2020 with Ben Roethlisberger under center than they were a year ago. Still, Buffalo is playing at home and they should be highly motivated after falling to the Niners the previous week. Loss.
Dec. 20th at Denver
I like what I saw out of Denver’s Drew Lock late last season, but this looks like a game the Bills should win if they want to win the AFC east in 2020. Win.
Dec. 28th at New England
Say it ain’t so! The Bills get the regular season sweep over New England, again, by smacking the untested Jarrett Stidham senseless! Win.
Jan. 3rd vs. Miami
Miami won’t go down easily in this affair, but with rookie Tua Tagovailoa under center, I like Buffalo’s defense to force the talented former Alabama star into a costly mistake or two to reach the double-digit win mark in 2020.
Overall Analysis and Prediction
While I’ve got Buffalo winning 10 games to duplicate their 2019 win total, I think it will be just enough to beat out New England for the AFC East division title. Still, it’s really tough to envision Buffalo dispatching either Kansas City or Baltimore in the playoffs. Another double-digit winning season and one playoff win (possibly) sound about right for the Bills in 2020.
2020 Prediction: 10-6