Originally written July 25, 2012 on Football Nation:
Going into 2012, the Buffalo Bills are a very mysterious entity. They started out 2011 by rattling off three straight wins, including comebacks of 18 and 21 points (the latter of which broke a 7-and-a-half year losing streak against the New England Patriots), and had fans thinking playoffs for the first time since their ill-fated 1999 postseason. They fell off a bit over the next month, going 2-2, but optimism increased after quarterback and catalyst Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a six-year extension with the team. After a 23-0 win against Washington in Toronto, however, the wheels fell off.  For the remainder of the season, the Bills only managed one win and finished the year in last place in the AFC East, which was amazing considering they were at 5-2 when Miami was at 0-7. The offseason, however, was an unmitigated success for the Bills.  They landed one of the hottest commodities on the open market in Mario Williams and also brought in Mark Anderson to bookend the defensive lin...
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