We begin our look through the 32 teams battling for the biggest prize in the NFL this season, with the bookmakers favourites to become the next Super Bowl winners, the AFC East current champions, the Buffalo Bills.

Led by Josh Allen at quarterback and with a stellar cast on offense, defense and special teams, it is easy to see why the bookmakers are so strong on the Bills this season. Key additions in the off-season, such as Von Miller, have only strengthened that opinion.

However, the Bills have a tough start on Week One against the current Super Bowl holders, the Los Angeles Rams and we should get an inkling of just how good this team could be in that game.

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Buffalo Bills Factfile

  • Owner – Terry & Kim Pegula
  • Stadium – Highmark Stadium
  • Capacity – 71,608
  • Super Bowl Wins – 0
  • Conference Champions – 4 (1990 to 1993)
  • Divisional Champions – 12 (AFL Eastern – 1964 to 1966, AFC East – 1980, 1988 to 1991, 1993, 1995, 2020, 2021)
  • NFL Legends – O.J.Simpson (RB), Jim Kelly (QB), Billy Shaw (OG), James Lofton (WR), Joe DeLamielleure (OG), Thurman Thomas (RB), Bruce Smith (DE), Andre Reed (WR), Marv Levy (Coach/HM), Ralph Wilson (Owner), Bill Polian (Gen Manager), Mike Stratton (LB), Fred Smerlas (DT), Eric Moulds (WR), Doug Flutie (QB)
  • Head Coach – Sean McDermott
  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Dorsey
  • Defensive Coordinator – Leslie Frazier
  • Special Teams Coordinator – Matthew Smiley

2021/22 Regular Season Record

  • Division – AFC East
  • Record (W-L-T) – 11-6
  • Position – 1st
  • TD Scored – 57
  • TD Conceded – 31
  • Passing Yards (TD) – 4450 (36)
  • Rushing Yards (TD) – 2209 (20)
  • Turnovers –  30-22 (+8)
  • Defensive Interceptions – 19
  • Fumbles Forced (Recovered) – 12 (11)
  • Offensive Interceptions – 16
  • Fumbles Made (Recovered) – 11 (5)
  • Offense Rankings – 4th
  • Defense Ranking – 1st
  • Special Teams Ranking – 2nd

2022 Off-Season Roster Changes

Class Of 2022 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 – Kaiir Elam (CB)
  • Round 2 – James Cook (RB)
  • Round 3 – Terrel Bernard (LB)
  • Round 4 – None
  • Round 5 – Khalil Shakir (WR)
  • Round 6 – Matt Araiza (P), Christian Benford (CB), Luke Tenuta (OT)
  • Round 7 – Baylor Spector (LB)

Key Players Leaving Buffalo Bills (FA & Trades)

  • Jerry Hughes (EDGE) – Free Agency (joined Houston Texans)
  • Daryl Williams (RT) – Free Agency
  • Cole Beasley (WR) – Free Agency
  • Mario Addison (EDGE) – Free Agency (joined Houston Texans)
  • Star Lotulei (DL) – Free Agency
  • Emmanuel Sanders (WR) – Free Agency
  • A.J.Klein (LB) – Free Agency
  • Vernon Butler (DL) – Free Agency (joined Las Vegas Raiders)
  • Mitchell Trubisky (QB) – Free Agency (joined Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Levi Wallace (CB) – Free Agency (joined Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Efe Obada (EDGE) – Free Agency (joined Washington Commanders)
  • Matt Breida (RB) – Free Agency (joined New York Giants)
  • Bryan Cox Jr. (EDGE) – Free Agency (joined Indianapolis Colts)
  • Justin Zimmer (DL) – Free Agency
  • Harrison Phillips (DL) Free Agency (joined Minnesota Vikings)
  • Christian Wade (RB) – Free Agency

Key Players Joining Buffalo Bills (FA & Trades)

  • Von Miller (EDGE) – Free Agency (from Los Angeles Rams)
  • Rodger Saffold (OG) – Free Agency (from Tennessee Titans)
  • Jordan Phillips (DL) – Free Agency (from Arizona Cardinals)
  • Case Keenum (QB) – Trade (from Cleveland Browns)
  • Jamison Crowder (WR) – Free Agency (from New York Jets)
  • DaQuan Jones (DL) – Free Agency (from Carolina Panthers)
  • Greg Van Roten (RG) – Free Agency (from New York Jets)
  • O.J.Howard (TE) – Free Agency (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Tavon Austin (WR) – Free Agency (from Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Duke Johnson (RB) – Free Agency (from Miami Dolphins)
  • Greg Mancs (C) – Free Agency (from Miami Dolphins)
  • Marquel Lee (LB) – Free Agency (from Las Vegas Raiders)
  • David Quessenberry (RG) – Free Agency (from Tennessee Titans)
  • Tim Settle (DL) – Free Agency (from Washington Commanders)

Key Players Re-Signed This Summer

  • Stefon Diggs (WR)
  • Mitch Morse (C)
  • Ike Boettger (RG)
  • Matt Haack (P)
  • Taiwan Jones (RB)
  • Isaiah McKenzie (WR)
  • Bobby Hart (RT)
  • Jake Kumerow (WR)
  • Siran Neal (CB)
  • Ryan Bates (LG)
  • Tyrel Dodson (LB)
  • Eli Ankou (DL)

Buffalo Bills Projected Key Players 2022/23 Season

Offense

  • QB – Josh Allen, Case Keenum, Matt Barkley
  • RB – Devin Singletary, James Cook, Zack Moss, Taiwan Jones
  • WR – Stefon Diggs, Jamison Crowder, Gabriel Davis, Khalil Shakir, Jake Kumerow, Isaiah McKenzie, Tavon Austin, Isaiah Hodgins, Marquez Stevenson
  • TE – Dawson Knox, O.J.Howard, Tommy Sweeney, Jaylen Wydermyer
  • LT – Dion Dawkins, Tommy Doyle, Luke Tenuta
  • LG – Rodger Saffold, Ike Boettger
  • C – Mitch Morse, Greg Mancs
  • RG – Ryan Bates, Cody Ford
  • RT – Spencer Brown, David Quessenberry, Bobby Hart

Defense

  • DE/EDGE – Von Miller, Greg Rousseau, Boogie Basham, A.J.Espensa, Mike Love, Shaq Lawson
  • DT – Ed Oliver, Daquan Jones, Tim Settle, Jordan Phillips, Brandin Bryant, Eli Ankou
  • OLB – Matt Milano, Terrel Bernard, Tyler Matakevich, Lee Marquel
  • MLB – Tremaine Edmunds, Tyrel Dodson, Baylor Spector, Joe Giles-Harris
  • CB – Kaiir Elam, Taron Johnson, Siran Neal, Dane Jackson, Olajiah Griffin, Cam Lewis, Tim Harris
  • SS – Jordan Poyer, Damar Hamlin, Josh Thomas
  • FS – Micah Hyde, Jaquan Johnson

Special Teams

  • KR – Isaiah McKenzie, Marquez Stevenson
  • LS – Reid Ferguson
  • K – Matt Araiza
  • P – Tyler Bass

2022/23 Season Schedule

  • Preseason 1 – v Indianapolis Colts (13th Aug)
  • Preseason 2 – v Denver Broncos (20th Aug)
  • Preseason 3 – @ Carolina Panthers (26th Aug)

Regular Season

  • Week 1 – @ Los Angeles Rams (8th Sep)
  • Week 2 – v Tennessee Titans (19th Sep) MNF
  • Week 3 – @ Miami Dolphins (25th Sep)
  • Week 4 – @ Baltimore Ravens (2nd Oct)
  • Week 5 – v Pittsburgh Steelers (9th Oct)
  • Week 6 – @ Kansas City Chiefs (16th Oct)
  • Week 7 – Bye Week
  • Week 8 – v Green Bay Packers (30th Oct)
  • Week 9 – @ New York Jets (6th Nov)
  • Week 10 – v Minnesota Vikings (13th Nov)
  • Week 11 – v Cleveland Browns (20th Nov)
  • Week 12 – @ Detroit Lions (24th Nov)
  • Week 13 – @ New England Patriots (1st Dec) TNF
  • Week 14 – v New York Jets (11th Dec)
  • Week 15 – v Miami Dolphins (18th Dec)
  • Week 16 – @ Chicago Bears (24th Dec)
  • Week 17 – @ Cincinnati Bengals (2nd Jan) MNF
  • Week 18 – v New England Patriots (8th Jan)

Games selected for Thursday Night Football (TNF), Monday Night Football (MNF) or International Series (ISL – London, ISMC – Mexico City, ISMU – Munich) are indicated as shown.

Buffalo Bills – Strengths

  • The Bills have a Top 5 Offense in the NFL, and a Top 5 Defense in the NFL, their special teams unit is also excellent. All-round, few teams are as well balanced throughout as the Bills in the NFL.
  • Von Miller is an excellent pick up for the defense and comes just a year after a Super Bowl win as a Ram. He can inject great pace and rhythm to the Bills pass rush, which let them down against the Chiefs last season.
  • Josh Allen is one of the most talented playmaking QBs in the NFL, he can carry this team to greatness with the supporting cast the Bills have assembled around him.

Buffalo Bills – Weaknesses

  • Not many, apart from their defense being torched last season by the Chiefs in the playoffs, the Bills need to learn from that but it looks like they have already done so. Perhaps their only weakness is the mental belief they can win a Super Bowl after coming up short on a number of occasions.

Season Predictions & Top Betting Picks For The Buffalo Bills

  • Regular Season Record Prediction – 14-3
  • Playoffs? – Yes
  • Super Bowl Winning Odds – 13/2
  • Conference Champion Odds – 7/2
  • Divisional Winner Odds – 1/2
  • Best Player on Offense – Josh Allen QB
  • Best Player on Defense – Von Miller RDE/OLB
  • Best Rookie – Kaiir Elam CB
  • Surprise Of The Season – Von Miller to come in and make a major contribution to a team that should go to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. The Bills are the real deal.

Make no mistake, the Bills will win this division at a canter and should claim the AFC Conference too. This season is about one thing – winning the Super Bowl – Anything less should be viewed as a disappointment. This team has the talent and youth to be the main challenger to those in the AFC for the next 4-5 years.

Our Favourite Pre-Season Betting Picks For The Buffalo Bills

The odds shown and each market for Buffalo Bills is taken from Bet365 Sport

  • Tip 1 – Over 11.5 Season Wins – 10/13
  • Tip 2 – To Win The AFC Conference Championship – 7/2
  • Tip 3 – Division Straight Forecast – 1st Bills, 2nd Dolphins – 2/1

*All odds shown were correct at the time of writing with Bet365 Sport but are likely to have changed in the meantime and may also change further as the season progresses.