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Stevie Johnson: The goal is the playoffs, and that’s it

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The Bills still haven’t made the postseason in the 21st Century, having last reached the playoffs at the end of the 1999 season, when they lost in the Music City Miracle. But Bills receiver Stevie Johnson thinks this is the season it can happen.

Johnson told the Buffalo News that he doesn’t have any personal goals for 2014, but he does want to do everything he can to help his team play into January of 2015.

“Playoffs,” Johnson said. “Playoffs and that’s it. All those personal goals, they don’t really mean nothing. Last year was kind of frustrating, but when I look back on it, it was a good thing. The whole individual stats and stuff is out the window. It’s just playoffs now. It’s winning.”

Winning has been an elusive goal for the Bills, who have finished 6-10 three years in a row. Johnson bouncing back from his disappointing 2013 season would go a long way toward getting the Bills where they want to go.

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21 Responses to “Stevie Johnson: The goal is the playoffs, and that’s it”
  1. Indybear says: Apr 24, 2014 6:31 AM

    Opening day against the Bears at Soldier Field is a rough start to another mediocre season for the Bills.

  2. jimbo75025 says: Apr 24, 2014 6:47 AM

    Such an interesting division the Bills are in. For the last 15 years it has been the Pats and then three other teams that are pretty much interchangeable for all intents and purposes. Wish one of those three teams would step up.

  3. george1859 says: Apr 24, 2014 7:09 AM

    Take away Brady, and the Pats are the same team as the Bills.
    Problem is that Brady still plays football for the Pats.

  4. r00tabaga says: Apr 24, 2014 7:14 AM

    Ebron could be the “wildcard”…

  5. nookers says: Apr 24, 2014 7:38 AM

    Great idea Stevie, how about you don’t drop game winning passes in two of the games we could have won this year!

    That would be great .. thanks!!

  6. glenno08 says: Apr 24, 2014 7:46 AM

    The last time the Bills raided the Pats for players didn’t work out so well. This time it won’t either. Cellar dwellers again!

  7. jpb12 says: Apr 24, 2014 7:57 AM

    Then what?!

  8. bullcharger says: Apr 24, 2014 8:01 AM

    Not going to be this year. They still aren’t good enough. The Jets and Miami have a better shot.

  9. kgun80 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:05 AM

    It’s hard when the NFL schedules the Bills to play division opponents off of their bye every year!

  10. buzzbeaubank says: Apr 24, 2014 8:05 AM

    “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you guys!”
    – Andy Dalton

  11. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 24, 2014 8:07 AM

    At least hes not being too ambitious, playoffs is a good place to start.
    The Bills and Raiders need to honor their late owners and make some trouble late in the season

  12. realitycheckbaby says: Apr 24, 2014 8:58 AM

    Playing the Bears is never a tough start.

  13. realdealsteel says: Apr 24, 2014 9:00 AM

    Bills better make it as a wildcard. Because the division seems to belong to the Patriots. But the Bills will go as far as their QB will take them.

  14. iloveagoodnap says: Apr 24, 2014 9:13 AM

    EJ Manuel.

    If they don’t make this year, I can guarantee that the chief reason will be due to his poor play and/or his inability to stay healthy. There are a lot of other pieces in place but it all starts under center. Let’s hope he steps up.

  15. jeffreyshulenburg says: Apr 24, 2014 9:13 AM

    The Bills are flat out the most talented 6-10 team in the history of the NFL. 75% of their DL was in the Pro Bowl, they have a Def Rookie of the year runner up at LB, A talented group of CBs and S. They suddenly have a shockingly deep WR corps and a trio of fantastic HBs. All they need is for their second year QB to step up and for their GM to plug the OL. If EJ Manuel steps up this year, the Bills will be dangerous

  16. stillabillsfan says: Apr 24, 2014 9:22 AM

    If EJ stays healthy, imo they will win 9 games.. From 9 games to 10 or 11 is a couple plays here and there over the course of the season. Playoffs are possible

  17. SparkyGump says: Apr 24, 2014 9:23 AM

    Every year, the NFL gives the Bills a schedule that nullifies their home field advantage. In their last four games, only one is at home and it’s against Green Bay. The NFL is obviously attempting to tank the Bills’ fan support by making it harder for them to win in December in order to justify moving them.

  18. realskipbayless says: Apr 24, 2014 9:29 AM

    As a bengals fan I find the headline funny because I swear that’s our whole team’s mentality. Hopefully one day they will want more like a playoff win.

  19. cptbuff says: Apr 24, 2014 11:07 AM

    The December schedule doesn’t nullify the Bills homefield advantage – certainly not every year. Last year we played Miami at home in December. A few years ago it was the Colts, a dome team. If the Bills have 3 wins going into December, then the stadium doesn’t sell out and we actually have a problem.

    I like sitting in the blizzard games even when we’re like 4-10, but this is probably better for the Bills. Besides, if we win early in the year, then playing the Packers isn’t the NFL trying to make it difficult for us to win, its the NFL giving us a marquee home matchup late in the year. Start winning, and our problems start to go away!

  20. conormacleod says: Apr 24, 2014 1:22 PM

    Richard Sherman didn’t understand a word you said Stevie. Pay him some dollars and you might be worthy of his “respect”.

  21. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Apr 24, 2014 1:39 PM

    “Playoffs? Playoffs!? PLAYOFFS??”

    (so hard to get the intonation correct)

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