USA Today predicts Bills to go 4-12, Patriots to have perfect season

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jul 24, 2017

After 17 years without a trip to postseason, a revolving door of head coaches and quarterback who are supposed to get the franchise over the hump and to the promise land, the Bills are the proverbial punching bag of the National Football League.

Even with an optimistic approach, as Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas expressed over the weekend with new head coach Sean McDermott, around the country pundits don't expect much from the Bills in 2017.

In fact, USA Today predicts Buffalo to go 4-12, which would mean they'd miss the playoffs for an 18th consecutive year.  

Adding salt to wound: Predicting the rival New England Patriots to go 16-0.

Now, a 4-12 record could be music to Bills fan's ears, especially considering the club owns two first round picks in the 2018 draft.

However, players aren't amused.

Buffalo, which is set to open training camp on Thursday, officially has its first bulletin board material of the season.

Vegas odds have the Bills at 6.5 wins for the upcoming season.

In a poll tweeted by 7 Eyewitness Sports Reporter Nick Filipowski on Monday, fans believe Buffalo will have six or fewer wins.