It's been 16 seasons since the Buffalo Bills reached the playoffs and that one ended in the Music City Miracle for Tennessee, so it's not exactly a celebrated memory in Western New York. The drought is the longest active one in the NFL, yet that's only part of the lament for Bills fans.
It's not just the losing. It's been the lack of relevancy, the lack of excitement, the lack of, well, things like this:
"The world champs, you've got to play twice," coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday about facing the New England Patriots. "… but hey, bring it on."
Bring it on.
This is Ryan's way of nodding approval to the Bills fans who celebrated Sunday's impressive victory over the Indianapolis Colts by chanting, "We want Bra-DEE. We want Bra-DEE."
Why pretend otherwise, especially with Buffalo's defense looking so menacing?
"We expect to win," Ryan said. "Period."
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