Thoughts on the Buffalo Bills 2012 Schedule: Non Division Opponents (Weeks 1-8)
Earlier this week I broke down the Buffalo Bills 2012 schedule by looking at the team’s divisional games. Now I’m going to break down the squad’s non-divisional games in two separate posts, starting with weeks one through seven here (before the team’s bye week, week eight)
These games include:
Week Two vs. Kansas City
Great first game for the non-divisional schedule, this is a team that the Bills destroyed early in last season and should not be intimidated by in the least. While the Chiefs will have a few key players returning from injury that were out most of last season, I still see this as a win for Buffalo.
Week Three @ Cleveland
Another win that the Bills should be able to come away with. Looking at the Browns, they are clearly a rebuilding team in transition. With possible uncertainty at the quarterback position (there have been talks of them drafting one) that is not a strong sign for the start of your year. This should be a second straight win for the Bills.
Week Five @ San Francisco
Week five is when things get a little tougher in the non-division for the Bills. San Francisco is one of the early favorites for not only a division and NFC title, but Super Bowl title as well. Outside of games vs the division rival New England Patriots, this could very likely be the toughest game on the schedule, this is looking like a tough loss as of now.
Week Six @ Arizona
Looking like the Bills could get back to their winning ways this week vs. the Cardinals. Outside of Larry Fitzgerald on the offense no one is really scaring me going into this one.
Week Seven vs Tennessee
Another win here for the Bills in my eyes. While Tennessee may be able to compete in their division, I just see the Bills as a better team.
(The team’s full schedule can be found here)
This is very winnable early stretch of game for the Bills, despite three of the five being on the road. My early predictions have them at going 4-1 in this stretch.
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