Realistic Expectations for the Buffalo Bills in 2019

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Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

In 2017 the Buffalo Bills made the playoffs for the first time in 18 years, but in 2018 fell off, so what can we expect going into 2019?

The Buffalo Bills went into the 2018 season with expectations of going to the playoffs once again after ending the longest drought in the NFL, the year prior. Unfortunately, they failed to do so, but in 2019 there is a good chance they get back to that form.

The Bills defense was a problem in 2018 as they struggled to keep opponents out of the end zone letting up an average of 23.375 points per game. This past offseason, it appears as if the Bills focused on their defense in an effort to improve the unit for 2019. The question is, did they? This is a question that may be answered in the pre-season but we truly won’t know for sure until a couple of games are played this season.

On the other side of the ball, the Bills have a quarterback who now has a year of experience under center in the league. We should see Josh Allen’s play improve significantly in the 2019 season as he has a year of NFL experience. An intangible that should improve his decision making and his play overall.

In addition, he now has a steady receiver to throw to in Cole Beasley plus a new featured running back, future Hall-of Famer, Frank Gore. The production from this pair of offensive threats will improve the play of Allen in 2019.

With this said, what are some realistic expectations for the Bills going into the 2019 season as they attempt to get back to the playoffs once again?

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