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2018 Buffalo Bills season

The 2018 season was the Buffalo Bills' 59th as a professional football team, 49th in the National Football League. The season also marked the fourth full season under the ownership of Terry and Kim Pegula and their second under the head coach/general manager tandem of Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane. The team previously finished with a 9-7 record in 2017 and returned to the playoffs for the first time after having not been to the playoffs since 1999. After a 21–17 loss to the rival Miami Dolphins in Week 13, the Bills failed to improve their 9–7 record from the previous season. They were officially eliminated from playoff contention the following week with a 27–23 loss to the New York Jets.

2018 Buffalo Bills season
Head coachSean McDermott
General managerBrandon Beane
OwnerTerry and Kim Pegula
Home fieldNew Era Field
Results
Record6–10
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersDT Kyle Williams
Uniform
AFCE-Uniform-BUF-V3.png

Contents

OffseasonEdit

On May 1, 2018, three weeks after the 2017–18 Buffalo Sabres season ended, team president Russ Brandon announced his resignation from Pegula Sports and Entertainment.[1] In a statement to the press, Brandon stated that the departure had been planned since he had reached 20 years with the Bills in November 2017 and that he fulfilled his duties to the Bills and Sabres for the remainder of the Sabres' season before tendering his resignation. A report in The Buffalo News claimed that Brandon had been subject to an internal investigation regarding inappropriate relationships with female employees;[2] neither the Bills, Sabres nor Brandon mentioned such in their statements.[3]

TransactionsEdit

Front office changesEdit

Position Name Reason 2018 replacement Date Notes
President Russ Brandon Resigned Kim Pegula May 1

Free AgencyEdit

ArrivalsEdit

Position Player 2017 Team Date signed Notes
CB Vontae Davis Indianapolis Colts February 26, 2018[4] 1-year/$5 million
RB Chris Ivory Jacksonville Jaguars March 6, 2018[5] 2-year/$5.5 million
DE Owa Odighizuwa New York Giants March 8, 2018[6] Reserve/future
CB Rafael Bush New Orleans Saints March 14, 2018[7] 2-year/$4.5 million
DT Star Lotulelei Carolina Panthers March 14, 2018[8] 5-year/$50 million
LB Julian Stanford New York Jets March 14, 2018[8] 2-year/$3 million
LB/DE Trent Murphy Washington Redskins March 14, 2018[8] 2-year/$5.5 million
QB A.J. McCarron Cincinnati Bengals March 14, 2018[8] 2-year/$10 million
C Russell Bodine Cincinnati Bengals March 19, 2018[9] 2-year/5 million
OT Marshall Newhouse Oakland Raiders March 19, 2018[10] 1-year
WR Jeremy Kerley New York Jets April 16, 2018[11] 1-year
DT Tenny Palepoi Los Angeles Chargers April 16, 2018[11] 1-year
QB Matt Barkley Cincinnati Bengals October 31, 2018[12]
P Colton Schmidt Buffalo Bills October 31, 2018[12]

DeparturesEdit

Position Player 2018 Team Date signed Notes
OT Seantrel Henderson Houston Texans March 14, 2018[13]
LB Preston Brown Cincinnati Bengals March 16, 2018[14]
WR Deonte Thompson Dallas Cowboys March 22, 2018[15]
CB E.J. Gaines Cleveland Browns March 23, 2018[16]
WR Jordan Matthews New England Patriots April 6, 2018[17]

DraftEdit

2018 Buffalo Bills Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 7 Josh Allen QB Wyoming From Tampa Bay
16 Tremaine Edmunds OLB Virginia Tech From Baltimore
3 96 Harrison Phillips DT Stanford From Philadelphia
4 121 Taron Johnson CB Weber St.
5 154 Siran Neal S Jacksonville St. From Baltimore
166 Wyatt Teller G Virginia Tech From Jacksonville
6 187 Ray-Ray McCloud WR Clemson From Cincinnati
7 255 Austin Proehl WR North Carolina From Tampa Bay

Draft trades

  • The Bills traded their first- and second-round selections (12th, 53rd and 56th overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Tampa Bay's first- and seventh-round selections (7th and 255th overall).[18]
  • The Bills traded their first- and third-round selections (22nd and 65th overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore's first- and fifth-round selections (16th and 154th overall)[19]
  • The Bills traded their first- and fifth-round selections (21st and 158th overall) and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for Cincinnati's first- and sixth-round selections (12th and 187th overall).[20]
  • The Bills traded their first-round selection in 2017 (10th overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for Kansas City's first-round selection (22nd overall) as well as their first- and third-round selections in 2017 (27th and 91st overall).
  • The Bills traded their sixth-round selection (195th overall) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the Rams' second-round selection (56th overall) and cornerback E.J. Gaines.
  • The Bills traded quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Cleveland's third-round selection (65th).[20]
  • The Bills traded their third-round selection (85th overall), quarterback Cardale Jones and the seventh-round selection they acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers (234th overall) to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
  • The Bills traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia's third-round selection (96th overall) and wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
  • The Bills traded defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a conditional sixth-round selection, which became a fifth-round selection (166th overall) after Dareus remained on Jacksonville's roster for the remainder of the 2017 season and the Jaguars made the playoffs.
  • The Bills traded their seventh-round selection (239th overall) to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for linebacker Lerentee McCray.

TradesEdit

Player/picks acquired From Date traded Players/picks traded Source
2018 3rd-round pick (65th overall) Cleveland Browns March 14, 2018 QB Tyrod Taylor [21]
2018 1st-round pick (12th overall)
2018 6th-round pick (187th overall)
Cincinnati Bengals March 14, 2018 T Cordy Glenn
2018 1st-round pick (21st overall)
2018 5th-round pick (158th overall)
[22]
WR Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns August 5, 2018 2020 7th-round pick [23]
2019 5th-round pick Oakland Raiders September 1, 2018 QB AJ McCarron [24]

StaffEdit

2018 Buffalo Bills staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head coach – Sean McDermott
  • Assistant to the head coach – Matt Worswick

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2018 Buffalo Bills final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 7 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

The Bills' preseason opponents and schedule was announced on April 11, 2018.[25] For the first time since at least 2005, the Detroit Lions, who the Bills will play in Week 15, are not included on the preseason schedule.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 Carolina Panthers L 23–28 0–1 New Era Field Recap
2 August 17 at Cleveland Browns W 19–17 1–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
3 August 26 Cincinnati Bengals L 13–26 1–2 New Era Field Recap
4 August 30 at Chicago Bears W 28–27 2–2 Soldier Field Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Bills' 2018 schedule was announced on April 19, 2018.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at Baltimore Ravens L 3–47 0–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 16 Los Angeles Chargers L 20–31 0–2 New Era Field Recap
3 September 23 at Minnesota Vikings W 27–6 1–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 30 at Green Bay Packers L 0–22 1–3 Lambeau Field Recap
5 October 7 Tennessee Titans W 13–12 2–3 New Era Field Recap
6 October 14 at Houston Texans L 13–20 2–4 NRG Stadium Recap
7 October 21 at Indianapolis Colts L 5–37 2–5 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
8 October 29 New England Patriots L 6–25 2–6 New Era Field Recap
9 November 4 Chicago Bears L 9–41 2–7 New Era Field Recap
10 November 11 at New York Jets W 41–10 3–7 MetLife Stadium Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–21 4–7 New Era Field Recap
13 December 2 at Miami Dolphins L 17–21 4–8 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
14 December 9 New York Jets L 23–27 4–9 New Era Field Recap
15 December 16 Detroit Lions W 14–13 5–9 New Era Field Recap
16 December 23 at New England Patriots L 12–24 5–10 Gillette Stadium Recap
17 December 30 Miami Dolphins W 42–17 6–10 New Era Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week One: Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 303
Ravens 14 12 14747

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Played in heavy rain, the lopsided game saw a dominant performance from Ravens QB Joe Flacco, who completed 25 of 34 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns against the Bills defense before handing the reigns off to rookie Lamar Jackson. Buffalo was unable to keep pace on offense, finishing without a first down until the third quarter. Bills QB Nathan Peterman completed just 5/18 attempts for 24 yards and two interceptions, good for a 0.0 passer rating before being benched for rookie Josh Allen in the third quarter. With a final score of 47-3 in favor of Baltimore, Buffalo suffered its worst season-opening loss ever and opened the 2018 season 0-1.[26]

Week 2: vs. Los Angeles ChargersEdit

Week Two: Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 14 14 0331
Bills 0 6 7720

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

QB Josh Allen made his first career start in place of Nathan Peterman.[27] This was also CB Vontae Davis' last game in the NFL as he abruptly retired during halftime after 10 seasons. Veteran LB Lorenzo Alexander called Davis' decision "disrespectful" and that he had "never seen it, ever."[28] Star RB LeSean McCoy left the game after suffering a strained rib muscle early in the second half.[27]

Week 3: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Three: Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 17 10 0027
Vikings 0 0 066

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

In Josh Allen's second NFL start, he went 15/22 for 196 yards and a TD, earning him a 111.2 passer rating. He also added 39 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. The defense also sacked Vikings QB Kirk Cousins four times and intercepted him once. The Bills won this game despite being 16.5-point betting underdogs.[29]

Week 4: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Four: Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 000
Packers 6 10 3322

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

Despite holding Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the offense to just 22 points and forcing two turnovers, which included a Jordan Poyer interception, the Bills were unable to garner any points. With the team's first shutout loss since 2008, Buffalo fell to 1-3.[30]

Week 5: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 3 3 0612
Bills 7 0 3313

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

With RB LeSean McCoy back to full health, the Bills maintained a run-heavy offensive game plan. QB Josh Allen scored his third rushing touchdown of the season and the Bills held the Titans offense, led by QB Marcus Mariota, in check in a defensive battle, aided by a Taron Johnson interception in the second quarter. The Bills maintained the lead throughout the game until the fourth quarter, but sealed the win with a 46-yard Steven Hauschka FG as time expired, improving the Bills to 2-3 on the season.[31]

Week 6: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Six: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 6713
Texans 7 3 01020

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

The Bills defense only allowed 216 yards from the Texans offense, sacking QB Deshaun Watson seven times and forcing three turnovers, but an inept performance by special teams gave the Texans good field position in the first half as Houston jumped to a 10-0 halftime lead. After leading the Bills to a field goal and moving the offense back into Texans territory a few drives later, Josh Allen was injured by a late hit from Texans LB Whitney Mercilus and was replaced by Nathan Peterman, who put the Bills in the lead with a touchdown pass to WR Zay Jones. However, after Houston tied the game at 13-13 late in the fourth quarter, Peterman threw two interceptions, including a pick-six to Texans CB Johnathan Joseph, which sealed the loss for Buffalo, dropping the team to 2-4.[32]

Week 7: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Seven: Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 505
Colts 0 24 01337

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 56,848
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

After Allen's injury in the previous game against the Texans and Peterman's poor performance in his relief, recently signed third-stringer Derek Anderson was named the starter on October 17, 2018. Sadly, not even Anderson could help the Bills, who suffered their worst loss since Week 1, as they were on the wrong end of a final score of 37-5, dropping to 2-5.[33]

Week 8: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Eight: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 3 6 31325
Bills 0 3 306

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

In the first Monday Night Football game hosted by Buffalo since losing to the Cleveland Browns, the Bills defense held up again, holding QB Tom Brady out of the end zone and limiting the Patriots to three Stephen Gostkowski field goals in the first half, but a late rushing touchdown by Patriots RB James White and a subsequent pick-six by CB Devin McCourty sealed yet another Patriots win over the Bills, with McCourty's interception occurring immediately after an overturned touchdown pass from Derek Anderson to Bills TE Jason Croom.[34] The Bills retired RB Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey during halftime, with longtime ESPN host Chris Berman delivering the introductory speech.[35]

Week 9: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Nine: Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 28 31041
Bills 0 0 369

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

After Derek Anderson suffered a concussion in the previous game, Nathan Peterman made the start with the team with Josh Allen still out. The Bills continued their losing skid to four games with the 41-9 loss and fell to 2-7, matching their loss total from all of 2017.

Week 10: at New York JetsEdit

Week Ten: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 14 17 7341
Jets 0 3 7010

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Recently signed quarterback Matt Barkley was named the starter against the New York Jets. The Bills snapped their four-game losing streak, dominating the Jets 41-10.[36] Barkley's efficient performance in the win, coupled with the improving health of Josh Allen, led to the release of Nathan Peterman the following evening.[37]

Week 12: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Twelve: Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 14 0721
Bills 14 0 01024

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 57,799
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

In a rematch of the 2017 wild-card game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bills attained an early 14-0 lead, thanks to a rushing touchdown by newly-signed WR/KR Isaiah McKenzie and a 75-yard touchdown strike from Josh Allen to WR Robert Foster. However, Jacksonville fought back with two rushing touchdowns from RB Leonard Fournette in the second quarter. Jacksonville was in position to claim the lead in the third quarter following a 30-yard reception by WR Donte Moncrief that put the Jaguars at the Bills 1-yard line, but a brawl that led to Fournette and Bills DE Shaq Lawson getting ejected plus two penalties on the Jaguars and defensive stops by the Bills forced the Jaguars to settle for a field goal attempt by Josh Lambo, who promptly missed.[38] The Bills then reclaimed the lead the following drive with a 14-yard touchdown run by Allen, then iced the game with a Jordan Poyer interception of QB Blake Bortles and subsequent Stephen Hauschka field goal, which was too much for Jacksonville to overcome despite scoring a touchdown afterwards. With the win, the Bills improved to 4-7.[39]

Week 13: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Thirteen: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 6 3817
Dolphins 7 7 0721

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 86 °F (30 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,155
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Buffalo outgained Miami in terms of total offense, with 415 yards compared to just 175, but their struggles on special teams and penalties gave the Dolphins short fields and allowed QB Ryan Tannehill to pass for three touchdowns, including the eventual 13-yard game winner to WR Kenny Stills. The game came down to the final moments, when Josh Allen, who compiled 366 total yards on the day, attempted a fourth down pass to TE Charles Clay, who dropped it just outside the end zone. The failed conversion sealed the loss for the Bills as the team fell to 4-8.[40]

Week 14: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 3 10 01427
Bills 14 3 3323

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 31 °F (−1 °C), fair
  • Game attendance: 59,119
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, and Otis Livingston
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

A late touchdown by Jets running back Elijah McGuire proved to be the game-winning score with just over a minute left. With the loss, the Bills fell to 4–9 and were eliminated from playoff contention. Linebacker Matt Milano suffered a broken fibula late in the game, ending his season.[41]

Week 15: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Fifteen: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 0 13 0013
Bills 0 7 0714

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 59,110
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Davis, Brady Quinn and Bruce Feldman
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory both injured, the Bills relied offensively on Josh Allen and backup halfbacks Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford, who both left the game at some point with their own injuries. Allen passed for 204 yards and a touchdown, adding a rushing score on 16 yards on the ground, as the Bills defense stifled the Lions offense throughout the game except the second quarter. Lions kicker Matt Prater missed a field goal and was unable to kick an extra point earlier due to a botched snap, allowing the Bills to win 14-13.[42]

Week 16: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Sixteen: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 6612
Patriots 7 7 7324

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

Allen's first game against the New England Patriots did not fare well for the Bills, as the Patriots won the game 24-12 to clinch the AFC East. In addition, the Bills' special teams unit struggled again.[43] However, the defense was able to limit Tom Brady to just 126 passing yards, one touchdown with two interceptions, but also gave up a massive 273 rushing yards on 47 carries as they were torched by the Patriots rushing offense in the ugly loss.[44]

Week 17: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Seventeen: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 14 3017
Bills 14 0 141442

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 67,420
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Beth Mowins and Steve Beuerlein
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Similar to the previous year's season finale, a fight broke out between the Bills and Dolphins in the second half. After Dolphins linebacker and former Bill Kiko Alonso collided with Josh Allen, Alonso, along with Dolphins DE Robert Quinn and Bills lineman Jordan Mills, were ejected following the scuffle.[45] Despite a close first half, the Bills won 42–17 to finish the 2018 season at 6–10. This was also the final NFL game for longtime defensive tackle Kyle Williams, as he announced his intention to retire after the season's conclusion.[46]

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 436 325 W2
Miami Dolphins 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 319 433 L3
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 269 374 W1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 333 441 L3

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 .480 .401 W1
2[b] New England Patriots East 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 .482 .494 W2
3[b] Houston Texans South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 .471 .435 W1
4 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 .496 .450 W3
Wild Cards
5[a] Los Angeles Chargers West 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .477 .422 W1
6 Indianapolis Colts South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .465 .456 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 9 6 1 .594 4–1–1 6–5–1 .504 .448 W1
8 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 .520 .465 L1
9 Cleveland Browns North 7 8 1 .469 3–2–1 5–6–1 .516 .411 L1
10 Miami Dolphins East 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 .469 .446 L3
11[c] Denver Broncos West 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .464 L4
12[c] Cincinnati Bengals North 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 .535 .448 L2
13[c] Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .411 W1
14 Jacksonville Jaguars South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .549 .463 L1
15[d] New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .506 .438 L3
16[d] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .547 .406 L1
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City finished ahead of LA Chargers based on division games.
  2. ^ a b New England finished ahead of Houston based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b c Denver finished ahead of Cincinnati and Buffalo based on strength of victory. Cincinnati finished ahead of Buffalo based on record vs. common opponents.
  4. ^ a b NY Jets finished ahead of Oakland based on strength of victory.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

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