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Breaking down Bills records against AFC East since 2000

By Tim Graham

In today's Buffalo News, I took a look at how poorly the Buffalo Bills have performed against the rest of the AFC East since the last time they went to the playoffs.

The Bills have lost eight straight games against the division entering tonight's game against the Miami Dolphins in Ralph Wilson Stadium. Ryan Fitzpatrick has won three times against division opponents as Buffalo's starting quarterback. Chan Gailey has won twice as head coach.

But none of the coaches since Wade Phillips has had much success either. Here is a breakdown of how each regime has produced in the division since Buffalo's last playoff appearance:

Overall during the playoff drought, 2000-present

  • * versus Miami Dolphins 11-13 (.458)
  • * versus New England Patriots 3-23 (.115)
  • * versus New York Jets 9-16 (.360)
  • * versus Indianapolis Colts 0-4 (.000)
  • * Total 23-56 (.291)
  • * Bills' average result a 25-18 loss (1,964-1,367)

Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback

  • * versus Miami Dolphins 2-2 (.500)
  • * versus New England Patriots 1-6 (.143)
  • * versus New York Jets 0-5 (.000)
  • * Total 3-13 (.188)

Chan Gailey

  • * versus Miami Dolphins 1-3 (.250)
  • * versus New England Patriots 1-5 (.167)
  • * versus New York Jets 0-5 (.000)
  • * Total 2-13 (.133)
  • * Bills' average result a 34-19 loss (514-289)

Dick Jauron

  • * versus Miami Dolphins 4-3 (.571)
  • * versus New England Patriots 0-7 (.000)
  • * versus New York Jets 4-3 (.571)
  • * Total 8-13 (.381)
  • * Bills' average result a 21-16 loss (439-332)

Mike Mularkey

  • * versus Miami Dolphins 3-1 (.750)
  • * versus New England Patriots 0-4 (.000)
  • * versus New York Jets 2-2 (.500)
  • * Total 5-7 (.417)
  • * Bills' average result a 23-20 loss (279-240)

Gregg Williams

  • * versus Miami Dolphins 2-4 (.333)
  • * versus New England Patriots 1-5 (.167)
  • * versus New York Jets 2-4 (.333)
  • * versus Indianapolis Colts 0-4 (.000)
  • * Total 5-17 (.227)
  • * Bills' average result a 22-16 loss (488-341)
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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