The Bills Contenders for the 2023 Super Bowl? – ESPN 98.1 FM

In last weekend’s game between two AFC powerhouses between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills, one team came away with a sour taste in their mouths. The Chiefs defeated the Bills 42-36 in an overtime thriller.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made enough late pitches to catapult the defending champions AFC and defend their title against the Bengals this weekend. However, for Buffalo, quarterback Josh Allen was equally impressive.

That included what many thought was a game-winning touchdown strike against Gabriel Davis with 13 seconds left. Unfortunately, a Chiefs field goal (at the end of regulation) and a game-ending touchdown in overtime nullified any shots for a rebuttal from Allen.

The 25-year-old gunslinger talks about the crushing defeat.

Now, with the loss, where will Allen and the Bills go?

What’s next for the bills?

As head coach Sean McDermott and the Bills take a moment to fully assess their season, there are some things to look forward to next season. For one thing, they’re still expected to be Super Bowl contenders next season looking for revenge.

Similarly, the 2019 Chiefs team lost similarly to the Patriots in the 2019 AFC Championship game. The following year, Kansas City bounced back by winning their first Super Bowl since 1970.

Lifting a Lombardi Trophy would be the ultimate feat for the Bills franchise. In retrospect, a history of crushing post-season losses has plagued this franchise. Including, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly struggled to bring championship success to the Bills.

But, for Buffalo, they will work to eventually overtake the Chiefs as the team to beat in 2023.

A New Look team?

As every NFL team looks for ways to improve, in a league focused on the salary cap, bringing back all 22 starters is a rare sighting. Bills are no exception. Talent wise, Allen, Davis, Stefon Diggs, Tremaine Edmonds and others are expected to return for the title next season.

But, the franchise will be in the bottom third of the league in terms of cap space going into the offseason. So the hunt for highly sought-after free agents may not be in GM Brandon Beane’s cards.

So, looking to enter free agency, Emanuel Sanders could possibly look elsewhere depending on the offers presented to him.

On the defensive side, both defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison should also be on the market. Additionally, they combined for nine sacks and four forced fumbles.

In fact, one of the biggest changes may be to the Bills’ coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is interviewed for a series of head coaching openings.

Including, a finalist as head coach of the New York Giants. Some other opportunities may consist of the Broncos, Dolphins, and Raiders.

During the year, Daboll’s offense ranked as the third highest scoring offense in the league.

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