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NFL Betting: Can the Bills Turn it Around in 2012?

Written by Charlie Jimenez   
Monday, 16 July 2012 21:30

2012 NFL BettingIt has been a long time since the Buffalo Bills were mentioned as legitimate participants in positive off-season personnel moves. But the Bills made a couple of big splashes in 2012 and the betting websites were impressed. The Bills signed defensive star Mario Williams to a $100 million contract, signed former New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson to a multi-year deal and picked up cornerback Stephon Gilmore in the 2012 draft. It was obvious that the Bills needed changes on defense and they made those changes. What does that mean for the Bills in 2012? Join Now to Bet on this Game!


While the Bills were busy spending millions of dollars on improving its defense, it did almost nothing to improve an offense that finished 13th overall last season. But Buffalo defends its lack of offensive moves by saying that injuries are what killed the team last betting season.

The legal online sports betting sites remember that all pro running back Fred Jackson was injured for a large portion of the second half of the season, and that really affected the Bills' offense.

Buffalo has also recently revealed that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick sustained a rib injury at mid-season that prevented him from being able to throw the ball effectively in the second half of the year. The bookie software is still taking a wait and see approach to how the Buffalo offense will perform in 2012.


As was mentioned, almost all of the changes in Buffalo occurred on defense. Since the Bills had a defense that finished ranked 28th overall in 2011, it made sense to repair what was broken. But it was not just the names the Bills brought on to the team that made the defense better, it was the way the Bills filled in the gaps that made the moves much more effective.

Mario Williams and Mark Anderson will be teamed up with nose tackle Kyle Williams to form what should be a formidable defensive line. The Bills were losing veteran players from its defensive backfield and Stephon Gilmore will add some much needed speed and talent to the secondary. All of the moves that the Bills made were done with a purpose and that could mean great things for Buffalo.


The bet online reviews for the Bills last season were almost non-existent. No one was taking an interest in what Buffalo was doing last year. Things will be different this year as the Bills have a better than average chance at finishing the year 8-8. As this team stays together, it will improve and could become a playoff contender.

But it is a lot for Bills' fans to expect this roster to blossom into a playoff team right out of the gate. The Bills' receivers are still young and the tight end position is still unstable. The Buffalo offensive line has been inconsistent and the linebackers have been injury prone as well. If Buffalo can hold it together for the next couple of years, then the fortunes of the Bills and its fans could change. But for this season, look for the Bills to finish a distant second to the Patriots in the AFC East and miss a wild card spot.

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