Bills coach Rex Ryan admits that his team is only competing for a wild card spot, and that the Patriots will win the AFC East.
Talking today about the Bills’ upcoming matchup with the Patriots, Ryan said a win will be big to keep the 5-4 Bills in the playoff hunt, but he doesn’t think it’s realistic to expect them to catch the 9-0 Patriots.
“Right now we’re second in the division,” Ryan said. “We’re gonna do whatever we can. Does that give us the opportunity to win the division? No. They’re gonna win the division. I don’t see them losing four games. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see it happening.”
Ryan was then asked if he’s conceding the AFC East to the Patriots.
“No, I’m just telling you the facts. The only thing I’m focusing on is beating them right now, on Monday night. And we ain’t conceding that, I promise you,” Ryan said.
Ryan is right: The Patriots are going to win the AFC East. But it’s a little surprising to hear Ryan admit it.