The Buffalo Bills enter the final weekend of November 6-5 and sitting on the wrong side of the NFL postseason bubble. The postseason race is heating up for NFL teams and Ontario sports betting, with Buffalo half a game behind the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC race for the final wild card spot.
The current four-year playoff run is on the line for the Bills in the final full calendar month of the league’s regular season. After this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bills have a bye week to start December, perhaps helping a team that has been hit hard by injuries. The final month of the calendar year begins for the Bills with a road clash at Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 10. The Eagles are atop the Super Bowl odds board at major Ontario sportsbook apps, with the Chiefs either joining them as co-favorites or trailing very close behind.
Bills Face More Challenges In December
Later in December, Buffalo has home games against the Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 17) and New England Patriots (Dec. 31) that sandwich a road clash with the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 23. So as one of the most important months of the NFL season approaches, we wanted to know which NFL teams have been the best — and worst — in December games over the past 10 years.
OntarioBets.com, your source for information on new sportsbooks in Ontario, used StatMuse.com to find the records of every NFL team in December since the 2013 season. Not all teams played the same number of games, so ranking is based on win percentage.
Here’s where the Bills rank leaguewide among NFL teams during the final calendar month of the year in the past decade.
NFL Team Records in December Since 2013
Bills Have Been Solid In December Of Late
Inconsistent form in recent weeks has seen Buffalo Bills Super Bowl odds dip to +2800 at DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook as of Wednesday afternoon.
Looking over the past 10 seasons, the Bills rank No. 11 among 32 franchises in December with a .535 winning percentage. That’s just below the No. 10 New Orleans Saints (.561) and just better than the No. 12 Indianapolis Colts (.524). Leaguewide, the overall leaders in the December win percentage chase are the Green Bay Packers (.780), Kansas City Chiefs (.773), Dallas Cowboys (.667), Pittsburgh Steelers (.659) and Baltimore Ravens (.614).
Conversely, the worst teams in December have been the Cleveland Browns (.262), Washington Commanders (.321), Jacksonville Jaguars (.341), Houston Texans and Las Vegas Raiders (.372 each).
As for this season, oddsmakers at BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook list the Bills at +450 to win the AFC East (behind Miami at -500), with +250 odds of securing a Wild Card spot (ranking behind Cleveland at -110, Pittsburgh at +110 and Baltimore at +150).
For now, the Bills are looking to get back in the swing of the AFC playoff chase against the Philadelphia Eagles on the road on Sunday. Oddsmakers from BetMGM Sportsbook list Buffalo as a 3.5-point underdog, with a moneyline of +150 for the visitors from New York. The game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. Eastern from Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.