Bills Odds to Win the AFC East Pit Them as Co-Favorites With Tom Brady Gone From New England

Zach Brunner
Josh Allen and the Bills finished with a 10-6 record last season.
Josh Allen and the Bills finished with a 10-6 record last season. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Some of the biggest movement to begin the NFL offseason has taken place in the AFC East. The perpetually Super Bowl-contending New England Patriots have lost players and seemingly take a step back. At the same time, the Buffalo Bills have made moves to become contenders this season. The opposing trajectories of the two teams have them similarly valued, as co-favorites to win the AFC East.

Bills Odds to Win the AFC East

The Bills currently have +120 odds to win the AFC East, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. This comes just one season after making the playoffs as a No. 5 seed, having finished the regular season with a 10-6 record. With their recent player acquisitions, there's every reason for Buffalo fans to believe they can improve on this record

Buffalo has been among the more active teams the past couple weeks. They shocked many by trading with the Minnesota Vikings for Stefon Diggs, creating a solid receiving corps for quarterback Josh Allen. The Bills have also added defensive front seven talent, in Mario Addison, A.J. Klein, Vernon Butler and a couple others. They were also able to add Josh Norman into the mix in their secondary.

The Patriots also have +120 odds to win the division, despite mostly being on the losing side of free agency. Notable playmakers to leave New England include Tom Brady, Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins. Their only somewhat notable signing has been defensive tackle Beau Allen, unless you count the re-signing of quarterback Brian Hoyer.

This power shift in the AFC East will be fun to be on and even more entertaining to watch play out this season.

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