Buffalo Bills fans have waited patiently for another shot at Super Bowl glory. One has to go back to 1993 to see when the Buffalo Bills last appeared in the Super Bowl. They had reached American Football’s biggest stage in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 and finished on the losing side on each occasion. Thirty years is a long time to wait for another shot at the big time, but that wait could be over because the Buffalo Bills are the hot favorites to win Super Bowl LVII at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona.
The Buffalo Bills were among the favorites to win the Super Bowl in 2020 with the best online NFL betting sites. They almost lived up to the hype by putting together a brilliant regular season that saw them finish with a 13-3 record and become the champions of the AFC East. The Bills’ form continued into the playoffs with victories over the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, which set up an AFC Championship game against the much-fancied Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs defeated the Bills 38-24 before becoming Super Bowl champions with a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
There was similar hype surrounding the Buffalo Bills going into the 2021 campaign, but that fizzled out too. Again, the Bills topped AFC East, albeit with a lesser 11-6 record. Bills brushed aside the New England Patriots 47-17 before their old nemesis, the Chiefs, beat them 42-36 in overtime.
2022 Will Be The Year of the Buffalo Bills!
Once again, football experts and bookmakers make the Buffalo Bills favorites to not only reach their first Super Bowl in 30 years but to return home from Arizona with a coveted Super Bowl ring and the world-famous Vince Lombardi trophy. These people who know football inside out have their reasons for such a bold prediction.
First, the Buffalo Bills have a stand-out quarterback pulling the strings in Josh Allen. Allen is also the preseason favorite to be crowned this year’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). That is no surprise after Allen passed for more than 4,400 yards and 36 touchdowns while guiding the Bills to back-to-back 11+ win seasons.
Allen has been an almost ever-present for the Bills since they drafted him seventh overall in 2018. The former Wyoming quarterback has already notched up 61 regular season games for the Bills, passing 14,114 yards and 103 touchdowns. With another year’s experience behind him, this could be Allen’s best season yet.
It’s Not Only About Allen and the Passing Game
With Allen’s arm being so deadly, it is easy to forget about the Bills’ running game. However, in youngster Devin Singletary, the Bills have a running back who has the ability to break through the 1,000-yard mark for the first time since the 2017 season. Singletary rushed for 870 yards in 2021 and averaged a shade over 51 yards per game. However, from Week 14 onwards, when the Bills utilized the former Florida Atlantic star more by handing him double-digit carries in six of the last seven games. If the Bills use Singletary with similar regularity this season, he should easily rack up 1,000 yards.
Then there is the signing of veteran Von Miller, who is a massive coup for the Bills. Although the 2021 Bills defense was solid, the defensive unit finished outside the top 10 for sacks with 42, and no Bills player got into double figures. Thirty-three-year-old Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection who has the most career sacks of any active player with 115.5 in the regular season and an additional 10.5 sacks in the playoffs. Miller will rack up plenty of sacks of his own, but his presence will help bring out the best of Buffalo’s defense.