Bills in Super Bowl-winning company with two shutouts in first four games

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The Bills haven’t just been winning recently, they’ve been dominating to an extent that few teams in NFL history can compare to.

With Sunday’s 40-0 win over the Texans and the Bills’ 35-0 win over the Dolphins in Week Two, the Bills are just the third team since 1990 to have two shutouts in their first four games.

The other two teams to do it went on to win the Super Bowl: Baltimore in 2000, one of the greatest defenses in NFL history, and Washington in 1991, one of the most dominant teams in NFL history.

Whether the Bills can keep playing like those two teams remains to be seen, but it’s undeniable that they’re playing dominant football since their surprising Week One loss to the Steelers: The Bills have outscored their last three opponents by a combined score of 118-21.

For the season, the Bills have outscored their opponents by a whopping 90 points, by far the best point differential in the NFL. (The Cardinals are second at +55 and no other team is even at +35.) This Buffalo team looks special.

11 responses to “Bills in Super Bowl-winning company with two shutouts in first four games

  1. And to think how sloppy the Bills have actually been playing. The offense hasn’t been finishing drives with touchdowns. They could have scored 55+ in 3 out of 4.

  2. Buffalo is a very good team, but this is also about their competition. They lost to the Steelers. Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Four games doesn’t define them.

  3. We were always looking towards the chiefs game. We’ve tried 2 defensive games plans and did ok, but gave up untimely chunk plays – this is the game the defense was built for. As far as the previous games, despite the competition both impressive as we shut out two teams just playing ok. Bring on the Chiefs .

  4. Two shutouts and the team still hasn’t put it all together yet. Yes, the competition hasn’t been great – but I heard the same thing last year…when they went 13-3. They don’t write their own schedule, folks. KC will be a huge test & should be a great game.

  5. It should be an interesting game because of the offenses but the Chiefs D couldn’t stop a JV squad.

  6. Let’s pump the brakes here. It was the Texans and the Dolphins. Both with 2nd/3rd string QBs, no running games, and little to no passing games. The Bills’ strength of schedule has to be in the negative so far.

  7. As a realistic Bills fan, when teams get to the top echelon, home field advantage is huge.
    I think whatever team owns it, goes… that’s why it’s so important. Seems KC NEVER plays in Buffalo.
    The Bills will have their work cut out in KC.

  8. The Bills have yet to beat a good team. I would not be shocked to see them embarrassed by the Chiefs.

  9. @george1859

    I don’t mean to be committing Bills fan on Bills fan crime here…but did you forget KC coming to town last year and winning in a rain/wind storm?
    But yes, this game is big for determining home field advantage for the playoffs.

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