For the first time in a loooooooooong time, it's a good time to be a Buffalo sports fan. Bad memories bog the minds of numerous Buffalo sports fans, ranging from Scott Norwood's missed field goal to Brett Hull's goal. To make matters worse, the city of Buffalo hasn't had a title in any of the four major sports since 1965. Ouch.
Could the city's fortunes change in the next few years? It's possible, especially since the Bills look awesome defensively (second-fewest yards allowed in the NFL this season with 1,375) and Jack Eichel and company keep taking care of business (6-1-1, good enough for 13 points and first place in the Atlantic Division).
Let's start with the Sabres. The talk is usually centered around Eichel, but it has been more than Eichel himself. Carter Hutton just notched his second straight shutout and strength in all lines has propelled the Sabres to the most points in the NHL right now. Well-timed attacks and good movement have been the Sabre's M.O., with not one forward dominating the scoring.
Now, we go to the Bills. There hasn't much circling of the wagons for Bills fans lately, spare one playoff appearance. But this season has been different. Yes, Josh Allen has not the best quarterback. Yes, there's no chance in hell the Bills are catching the Patriots in the AFC East. However, Buffalo does have the second-best record in the AFC at the moment. Their linebacker group looks outstanding and disruptive and the secondary is a lockdown group. Plus, the Bills get to beat up on the NFC East, the Jets, and the Dolphins.
Buffalo fans have quietly been one of the most miserable fan bases in the nation. However, things are starting to turn around. Hopefully, Buffalo sports fans will get their future title akin to what Cleveland got in 2016.
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