Top 3 things we learned from Bills at Bengals

3— Outside looking in

The Bills now find themselves as the No. 9 seed in the AFC and out of the playoff picture. If the Jets win on Monday night, the Bills will be in third place in the AFC East with eight games remaining.

At 5-4, the Bills still have a daunting schedule ahead of them with looming matchups vs. the Jets (4-3), at the Eagles (8-1), and at the Chiefs Chiefs (7-2) after next week’s home game against Denver. 

“Eight games left, we have five wins. So the math there, it’s not pretty. It’s not going to be easy but again, if there’s a locker room that can handle this, it’s this locker room right here,” Allen said. 

Despite the loss, Allen still feels a connected locker room that is willing to do whatever it takes to turn their misfortunes around.

“The guys in this locker room, we got a lot of guys that are unselfish players, guys that will do anything that they can to help his team win football games and this second half of the season,” he said.

In 2021, the Bills endured a midseason stretch of losing four of six games to fall to 7-6, then rattled off four straight wins to get to the playoffs. 

“Realistically if you want to look at it from a real view, you need 10, maybe 11 wins to get into the playoff picture in the AFC,” Allen said. 

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