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The Buffalo Bills have become a trendy offseason pick as a team on the rise and about ready to reach the next level, knocking on the door of the playoffs. Bills RB C.J. Spiller however thinks the Bills are closer to being a Super Bowl team. The Bills are currently in the midst of a 12-year playoff drought, last reaching the post-season in 1999. Since 1999, Buffalo has only posted a season record over .500 once, going 9-7 in 2004. Speaking this week on Sirius XM radio, Spiller declared the Bills close to being a Super Bowl team. “We split with New England. We had the Giants on the ropes. We are close to being a Super Bowl team. We have to protect the ball.” I tend to agree with several pundits which like Buffalo’s playoff chances this season. Buffalo started the 2011 season 5-2 and then fell off in the second half. That fade in the second half could be in part to the fact that the Bills haven’t ‘learned’ how to win yet, but I believe that regression was due in part to Ryan Fitzgera...

Buffalo Bills: 5 Who Need To Put Up or Shut Up In 2012

As we move into the slowest month of the NFL offseason, we often take this time to truly reflect on a team, season, or player; both what has come before, and what may soon lie ahead. In the case of the Buffalo Bills, last season saw the re-emergence of hope in the Queen City, as several relatively new names (Fitzpatrick, Dareus, Barnett, Jackson) tried, unsuccessfully, to cast off...

CJ Spiller Says Bills Are Close to Being a Super Bowl Team

  Before you laugh just remember almost every year a team comes from nowhere to become Super Bowl contenders (for instance the 49ers last year). Could it be the Bills? “We split with New England [last year],” Spiller said. “We had the Giants on the ropes. We are close to being a Super Bowl team.” The lack of recent success hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm in...

Bills, Jairus Byrd talking extension

Jairus Byrd is arguably the Bills’ 2nd best defensive player (after 100 million dollar man Mario Williams) and he was ProFootballFocus’ 3rd rated safety last year, ahead of notables like Ed Reed and franchise players Michael Griffin, Dashon Goldson, and Tyvon Branch. Only Troy Polamalu and Adrian Wilson rated higher than him. However, the 2009 2nd round pick is unsigned after...

C.J. Spiller: “We are close to being a Super Bowl team”

Getty Images Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller told Sirius XM NFL radio on Thursday (via that be believes they’re very close to being a Super Bowl team. “We split with New England. We had the Giants on the ropes. We are close to being a Super Bowl team,” Spiller said.  ”We have to protect the ball.” A lot of teams are close to winning a Super Bowl, but...

Former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly hoping for Jets QB chaos

Former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly has been openly optimistic of his former team’s chances of advancing into the playoffs this season and took the opportunity recently to stir the pot with the quarterback situation of divisional opponent, the New York Jets. The New York Jets acquired former Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow this season, opening the team to speculation about the future...

Kelly hopes Tebow sparks 'turmoil'

Legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly does not understand why the Jets brought in Tim Tebow, but he's glad they did. Kelly, who starred in Buffalo from 1986-1996, said he is wishing for "so much turmoil in training camp" that all of a sudden the Jets' locker room "is coming apart." "They open with the Buffalo Bills first game of the season...

Spiller: Bills close to being Super Bowl team

The Buffalo Bills had an extremely productive off-season this year. They added the top free agent in defensive end Mario Williams, along with a quality starter in Mark Anderson. The team then went on to address their cornerback need with Stephon Gilmore in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. They also added Cordy Glenn, T.J. Graham and Zebrie Sanders. They also retained number...
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