There have been huge expectations set upon the Buffalo Bills for the past couple of years with quarterback Josh Allen at the helm, but have their September starts been in the way of their ultimate goal at the end of each season? As we head into yet another season of strong Bills Super Bowl odds, let’s see how Sean McDermott and his team has performed in September.
Best NFL Coaches in September
EmpireStakes.com – your source for New York sports betting - utilized data from Pro-Football-Reference.com to see which coaches get off to a hot start and have the best winning percentages in September games. Coaches must have at least three seasons as a head coach to qualify for this list.
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McDermott Among Best in September
The first month starts certainly have not hurt the state’s “third” team. McDermott (13-7), who begins his seventh season, ranks fifth among coaches listed with a 65% winning percentage in September. Another strong start will bolter the Bills playoff chances, of course. McDermott has posted a career record of 65-39 at Buffalo, with the last three seasons posting 13, 11 and 13 wins, respectively. However, his postseason record is 4-5.
The Early Road for Buffalo
Two of the Bills’ three games in September are on the road, highlighted by a season-opening Monday Night matchup at AFC East and in-state rival New York Jets Sept. 11 (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.). Buffalo leads the all-time series, 68-57, and has won five of the last six meetings. If you are considering a wager on that one be sure to use NY sportsbook promos.
Buffalo’s home opener follows in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders Sept. 17 (CBS, 1 p.m.). That all-time series is tied at 21-21, with the Bills winning two in a row and three of the last five. Rounding out the month is a visit down to the nation’s capital to visit the Washington Commanders Sept. 24 (CBS, 1 p.m.). Buffalo leads the series, 10-6, with two consecutive wins and eight in its last nine.