Two series of games will determine how the Bills fare this year. With a schedule that opens against the Vikings, at the Jets and the Chiefs, and back home versus the Colts, there's no reason Buffalo can't be 3-1 going into its bye week. Then there are the last two games: home against Jacksonville and a road game against a Packers team that might already have clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
NFL rank: 9 (tie)
Opponents' 1996 winning percentage: .512
Games against playoff teams: 8