It was more than just a late lead against Miami
It also includes the Raiders game where they stopped using Sammy in the 2nd half when he was very effective in the 1st half.
We can also point to the Seattle game where the Bills couldn't finish with a TD. Yes the refs didn't help them with their poor calls.
Blowing the first JETS game was part of it too.
Get those 3 and then we could talk playoffs.
It is irrelevant though because they still would have been there. You can always point to a bad game or a good game. I am talking about a game where the Bills took the lead with 1:20 seconds to go and couldn't hold it. You probably hold that lead 9 out of 10 times. The Bills finished top 10 in PPG & top 10 in offensive DVOA. They would have been a little higher without the no show in week 17. The offense wasn't the problem. They absolutely did enough to be a playoff team (not a contender but a playoff team).
The Bills lost 6 games where they scored at least 24 points!! I just looked at Miami for a comparison and they lost 1 such game (to New England). The Chiefs lost zero such games, the Texans zero such games, the Patriots 1 such game, the Raiders 1 and the Steelers 1. If you are keeping score at home the Bills lost 6 games where they scored at least 24 points and the AFC playoff teams combined lost 4 such games. In 6 of the 9 Bills losses they scored at least 24 points. In 4 of the 28 losses of the playoff teams they scored at least 24 points.
Edited by Kirby Jackson, Yesterday, 10:49 AM.