The Sports Illustrated NFL preview is out, and senior writer Peter King forecasts a 7-9 finish for the Bills. I think Bills fans probably would take that without too much thought right now. King has the AFC East finish like this: Pats 12-4, Jets 10-6, Bills 7-9, Dolphins 6-10. His other division winners are Steelers, Colts, Chargers, Eagles, Packers, Saints and Rams, with the Falcons over the Chargers in the Super Bowl.
It's prediction season. On NFL.com, the writers' picks for the Bills went like this: Jason LaCanfora 5-11, 4th in AFC East; Steve Wyche, 6-10, 4th; Pat Kirwan 6-10, third; ex-Bill Bucky Brooks 5-11, 4th; and Eliot Harrison 5-11, 4th.